One step closer.
Legendary Raiders head coach Tom Flores and receiver Cliff Branch are among 20 senior finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s special 2020 centennial class.
Players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago remain eligible for Hall of Fame induction as a seniors candidate.
The Hall of Fame put together a blue-ribbon panel of selectors to determine the special class to honor the 100th season of the National Football League. Ten seniors will ultimately be inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with three contributors and two coaches.
Flores was a modern-era finalist last year, the first time he reached that level of the process, but was ultimately not part of the 2019 class.