- Individuals cannot self nominate
- Individuals seeking to submit a nomination must be 'members in good standing' (dues paying members) of the AFA's Alumni Assn or an AFA Member League.
- Players are eligible only upon retirement as an active player after 5 years.
- To eliminate confusion with other Hall of Fame organizations (e.g. Pro Football HoF, et. al.), current membership in another hall of fame automatically disqualifies a potential AFA nominee
Those profiles meeting the criteria for consideration will be forwarded to the nominating committee. From there the nominating committee will send their suggestions to the Hall of Fame selection committee who will in turn name those who will be enshrined as the next hall of fame class.
Note: The 2017 Hall of Fame Inductions are scheduled to be held June 22nd – June 23rd (same date annually) and at the same location as last year, the Pro Football HoF. Official ballots will go out in March to all 2017 Active AFA Alumni. Nominations will only be accepted on this official ballot and in the timeframe specified on official ballots.