Sanders A Nominee for 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class
Former Cathedral Prep football player Bob Sanders was announced Thursday as one of 122 nominees for the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.
He is one 15 defensive backs that are up for induction into this year's class. he is joined alongside former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.
Sanders started his football career at Central Tech during his freshman season. He then transferred to Cathedral Prep for his final three years of high school. He was a first-team all-state selection during his senior season with the Ramblers
The 5'8" safety chose to attend Iowa, where he became a three-time All-Big Ten selection. He was second-team All-American during his senior year with the Hawkeyes.
Sanders was selected in the second round of the 2004 draft by the Indianapolis Colts. In 2007, the Erie native was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year. That same season, Sanders and the Colts went on to win Super Bowl XLI.
The veteran safety played eight years in the NFL. He was named first-team All-Pro twice, while also being named a two-time Pro Bowler.
The list of 122 names will be trimmed to 25 semifinalists in November. They will then narrow the list to 15 finalists in early January.
The full list of nominees can be found here.