Former Ravens owner Art Modell, who moved the team from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996, will not be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Modell was a finalist last year, but was not named a semifinalist for this year’s class. The late Ravens owner, who passed away in September 2012, has twice since 2001 been a finalist for a bust in Canton, Ohio. But this year, he didn’t crack the final 25.
Modell was an NFL owner for 43 years, served as president of the league, helped develop Monday Night Football, won two championships and was a three-time runner-up. But he hasn’t been able to get over the final hump of being voted to the Hall of Fame.
One person with Baltimore connections was named a semifinalist this year, however.
Former Baltimore Colts executive and coach George Young, who was born in the city, is among the final 25. Young served as a scout, director of player personnel, offensive line coach and offensive coordinator with the Colts before going on to win two Super Bowls in 19 years as general manager of the New York Giants.