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Former Washington LB London Fletcher named semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2024 class

Is 2024 the year for London Fletcher?

On Tuesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 25 modern-era semifinalists for the class of 2024, and the former Washington linebacker made the cut. It’s Fletcher’s third consecutive year as a semifinalist.

Fletcher signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent from John Carroll University in 1998. Fletcher spent four seasons with the Rams before signing with Buffalo, where he spent the next five years of his career. Fletcher signed with Washington as a free agent in 2007 and played his seven seasons in the burgundy and gold.

In 16 NFL seasons, Fletcher played in 256 games and recorded 2,039 tackles, 39 sacks, 109 tackles for loss, 19 forced fumbles, 23 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries and three touchdowns. He appeared in four Pro Bowls [all with Washington], was a two-time second-team All-Pro, is in Washington’s Ring of Fame, and is also one of the franchise’s 90 greatest players. Fletcher is currently a radio analyst for the Washington Commanders.

Fletcher’s numbers rival Ray Lewis, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 — his first year of eligibility.

The Hall of Fame also has 12 senior semifinalists for the 2024 class, and former Washington offensive tackle Joe Jacoby was among those names. We’ve made the case for Jacoby numerous times as he remains one of the biggest Pro Football Hall of Fame snubs.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire