Iconic Ravens safety Ed Reed, in his first year of eligibility, has been named as one of the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2019.
Reed, who spent 11 seasons with the Ravens before splitting a season with the Texans and Jets, retired at the end of the 2013 season. he joins fellow first-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, and Champ Bailey, along with Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, and Richard Seymour.
Although previously eligible, Flores -- who coached two Raiders teams to Super Bowl titles -- and longtime defensive lineman Seymour are finalists for the first time.
Also being considered for induction are senior committee nominee Johnny Robinson, a star safety for Dallas/Kansas City from 1960-71, and contributors finalists Gil Brandt, former personnel director for the Cowboys and now the NFL's top draft consultant, and Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
A maximum of eight new members can be elected, five from the modern-era group. Inductions are Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.
He's one of two players to lead the NFL in interceptions three times (2-4, 2008, 2010) and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Reed helped lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl title in his final season and played in all but 16 regular-season games in his 11-year career with the Ravens.
In all there, are three safeties, two cornerbacks, two offensive tackles, two coaches, one guard, one center, one tight end, one running back, one wide receiver and one defensive lineman as finalists.
The balloting for the 2019 class opens on Feb. 2.
NBC Sports Washington's Troy Machir contributed to this story.