Colts greats Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney among Pro Football HOF's 2024 Finalists

Two former Indianapolis Colts, Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney, were recently named finalists for the 2024 Hall of Fame class.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2024 Class had its 15 finalists revealed on Wednesday evening. On the list were two of the most notable members of the 2000s Indianapolis Colts: Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney. 87 and 93, two of the best to ever don Colts blue. They both reside in the history books when it comes to top 10 lists statistically. Both played in Indianapolis for over a decade and are in the Ring of Honor.

This is the second time Dwight Freeney has been named a finalist whereas it's the fifth-consecutive trip for Reggie Wayne. Every year that both Wayne and Freeney have been eligible, they've both been named finalists.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, which consists of a 49-person panel, will begin the process of whittling down the finalists list from 15 to 10 and then once more to its final 5. In order to make it to the gold jacket group, one must make the final five and then garner 80% yes votes from the committee.

Freeney and Wayne are looking to join the five former HOFers from their era of Colts football. This list includes general manager Bill Polian, head coach Tony Dungy, quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, and running back Edgerrin James. Freeney's running mate at EDGE in Robert Mathis just missed out on being one of the 15 finalists this year.

Reggie Wayne: His 1,070 receptions and 14,345 receiving yards both rank 10th all-time; he's one of only 10 players to have at least 1,000 receptions and 14,000 receiving yards in a career. Wayne's 93 postseason receptions rank fifth all-time while his 1,254 yards are seventh.

Dwight Freeney: Mr. Spin Move racked up 125.5 sacks in his career (26th all-time) and was rewarded with three First-Team All-Pros. Freeney's 11 postseason sacks are tied for ninth all-time.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be unveiled during the NFL Honors award show at 9 p.m. ET, Feb. 8 on CBS and NFL Network.