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Bruce Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Finalist


Former Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce has been named one of 15 Modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Thursday afternoon.

The 15 Modern-era nominees will be presented to the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual meeting the day before the Super Bowl. The 15 Modern-era nominees will join Senior finalists and Contributor Finalists — totaling 18 nominees.

A modern-era Hall of Fame Finalist in 2017 and 2018, Bruce was a fellow cast member of "The Greatest Show on Turf" and was also a member of the 1999 Super Bowl Championship team in St. Louis. Bruce was selected in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the then-Los Angeles Rams. He played 14 seasons as a Ram, before playing two seasons in San Francisco to close out his career. Bruce retired in 2009 and his No. 80 is retired by the Rams organization.

Bruce is a four-time Pro Bowler and is the Rams' all-time leader in touchdown receptions, with 84 and receiving yards, with 14,109. He finished his career with 1,024 receptions, 15,424 yards, and 91 touchdowns.

Seven former Rams were included in the original list of 102 Modern-era Nominees back in September. The initial list included former Rams head coach Dick Vermeil, wide receivers Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce and Henry Ellard, linebacker London Fletcher, defensive lineman La'Roi Glover, and offensive line coach Jim Hanifan.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be announced at the NFL Honors event, which airs annually on the eve of the Super Bowl.