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Pat McAfee Once Again Included as Nominee for Pro Football Hall of Fame



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Even though Pat McAfee has been open about his belief that he is not deserving, his name is once again on a list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

McAfee is one of 173 modern-era players to be part of the initial group of nominees for the 2024 class. The media mogul is one of 15 kickers and punters to be recognized.

This is the second straight year McAfee is a nominee. When he was informed of the news during an episode of the Pat McAfee Show last year, he responded in his own unique way, saying he doesn’t deserve the honor. “Don’t vote me in, but this is cool to even be acknowledged,” he said at the time.

Pat McAfee Included Among Modern-Era Nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame

McAfee also added “did not play long enough” as why he does not feel he deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And for as cool as to even be recognized at this level of the nomination process, McAfee is likely right that his career length will be held against him when it comes time to narrow these nominees down to 25 in November and then cut that down to the list of finalists to be considered.

The boisterous punter, who also kicked field goals at WVU and is the university’s leading scorer, shockingly decided to retire after the 2016 season. McAfee later explained that he was probably looking at a surgery for an injury in order to keep playing back then, which played into his decision to embark on building his media empire at just 30-years-old. McAfee did earn NFL All-Pro honors once and was named to the Pro Bowl twice in his 8-year career. He also punted and kicked off for the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.

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