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Pro Football Hall of FameThe Pro Football Hall of Fame today announced its 15 finalists. This year’s nominees includes:

G Larry Allen (DAL – 14 seasons, 7 time All-Pro, 11 time Pro-Bowler, 1990s and 2000s All Decade Teams, 1 time Super Bowl champion)

G Will Shields (KC – 14 seasons, 9 time All-Pro, 12 time Pro-Bowler, 2000s All Decade Team, 2003 Walter Payton Man of the Year)

T Jonathan Ogden (BAL – 12 seasons, 9 time All-Pro, 11 time Pro-Bowler, 2000s All Decade Team, 1 time Super Bowl champion)

RB Jerome Bettis (PIT – 13 seasons, 3 time All-Pro, 6 time Pro-Bowler, 1 time Super Bowl champion, 13,662 rushing yards (3.9 ypc), 200 receptions, 1,449 receiving yards, 94
touchdowns)

WR Tim Brown (OAK/LA – 16 seasons, 0 time All-Pro, 9 time Pro-Bowler, 1990s All Decade Team, 1,094 receptions, 14,934 receiving yards, 105 touchdowns)

WR Cris Carter (MIN – 16 seasons, 2 time All-Pro, 8 time Pro-Bowler, 1990s All Decade Team, 1,101 receptions, 13,889 receiving yards, 130 touchdowns, 1999 Walter Payton Man
of the Year)

WR Andre Reed (BUF – 16 seasons, 0 time All-Pro, 7 time Pro-Bowler, 951 receptions, 13,198 yards, 87 touchdowns)

DT Warren Sapp (TB – 13 seasons, 4 time All-Pro, 7 time Pro-Bowler, 1990s and 2000s All Decade Teams, 1 time Super Bowl champion, 569 tackles, 96.5 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 4
interceptions)

DE Michael Strahan (NYG – 14 seasons, 4 time All-Pro, 7 time Pro-Bowler, 2000s All Decade Team, 1 time Super Bowl champion, 854 tackles, 141.5 sacks, 4 interceptions)

DE Charles Haley (SF – 14 seasons, 2 time All-Pro, 5 time Pro-Bowler, 5 time Super Bowl champion, 100.5 sacks, 8 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions)

LB Kevin Greene (LA Rams – 15 seasons, 3 time All-Pro, 5 time Pro Bowler, 1990s All Decade Team, 160 sacks, 5 interceptions)

CB Aeneas Williams (AZ – 4 time All-Pro, 8 time Pro-Bowler, 795 tackles, 55 interceptions, 9 touchdowns)

Bill Parcells (Head Coach, NYG – 1990s All Decade Team, 172-130-1 record (.569), overall 183-138-1 (.570), 2 time Super Bowl champion in 3 appearances)

Ed DeBartolo, Jr. (Owner, SF – 5 time Super Bowl champion)

Art Modell (Owner, CLE/BAL – 1 time NFL champion)

A maximum of five individuals will be enshrined in 2013. Two senior nominees (former Chiefs and Oilers nose tackle Curley Culp and former Packers and Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson) are voted upon separately, for a maximum class of seven.

Ghost Rat

Football fan and longtime follower of the New England Patriots. Happily married father, professional, and author.

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