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Don Coryell and Dwight Freeney Named Hall of Fame Finalist

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Former Cardinals head coach Don Coryell and former Cardinals player Dwight Freeney were both finalists for the NFL Hall of Fame. Coryell is a senior committee finalist, and this is Freeney’s first year as a finalist.

Don Coryell

Coryell, the former coach head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers, was picked as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2023. However, he will need to get 80% of the Hall of Fame vote to make it. Coryell coached the Cardinals from 1973-1977; while coaching the Cardinals, he posted a 70-42-1 record. He coached the Cardinals to the playoffs twice in five seasons. Coryell won two division titles and Coach of the Year in 1974 with the Cardinals. The former head coach finished with a 111-83-1 record.

Dwight Freeney

Freeney spent just one season with the Cardinals in 2015, recording nine tackles, five for a loss, eight sacks, and nine quarterback hits. After that, Freeney will be known for the time he played with the Indianapolis Colts. In his 16-year career, Freeney compiled 350 tackles, 128 tackles for loss, 125 sacks, 148 QB hits, and 47 forced fumbles. He made seven Pro Bowls and three NFL ALl-Pro-Teams. Freeney’s spin move was outstanding, and it gave offensive tackles nightmares. 

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