Las Vegas native and Rams all-time leading rusher Steven Jackson is on the list of first-time players eligible for induction into the Pro Football HOF in the class of 2021. The Hall issued a list of 130 modern era players on Wednesday to be whittled down to 25 by November and eventually 15 finalists by January.
Jackson went to Eldorado High before earning a scholarship at Oregon State. He was drafted in the first round in 2004 by the St. Louis Rams, playing nine seasons with the team. He would go on to play two seasons in Atlanta, and closed out his career in 2015 with New England, scoring his lone career playoff touchdown in the 2015 AFC Championship game in a loss against Denver.
Raiders’ standout defender and nine-time Pro Bowler Charles Woodson also made the list. The decorated Heisman Trophy winner went to the then Oakland Raiders in the 1998 draft and took home rookie DPOY honors. He would leave the Raiders after the 2005 season and go to Green Bay, where he won a Super Bowl. He returned to the silver and black in 2013, finishing his career as a Raider.
Peyton Manning is also among the first-time eligibles. To be included, a player must have not actively played in an NFL game for five consecutive seasons.