The class of 2014 inductees will be voted on Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Former Cardinals coach Don Coryell was a finalist in 2010 but was not elected. Former Cards running back Emmitt Smith, best known for his time with the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL's all-time leading rusher, was a finalist for the first time in 2010 and voted in that year.
Former St. Louis Cardinals cornerback Roger Wehrli was enshrined in 2007 after being a finalist for the first time.
If enshrined, Williams would be the Cardinals' 12th Hall of Famer and the first since Wehrli was inducted in 2007.
Let's take a look at the Cardinals that have been inducted into Canton:
Cardinals Hall of Famers: 1963 — Ernie Nevers, halfback;1964 — Jimmy Conzelman, coach; 1965 — John “Paddy” Driscoll, halfback; 1967 — Charles W. Bidwill Sr., owner; 1968 — Charley Trippi, halfback; 1972 — Ollie Matson, halfback; 1974 — Dick “Night Train” Lane, defensive back; 1978 — Larry Wilson, safety; 1994 — Jackie Smith, tight end; 1996 — Dan Dierdorf tackle; 2007 — Roger Wehrli, cornerback.
Maybe the third time will be the charm for Williams. We'll soon find out.
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