The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their 15 finalists today.
New Orleans native and Southern alumnus Aeneas Williams made it through to the final round of voting. There were also three newcomers to the ballot made it through: DT Warren Sapp, DE Michael Strahan, and OT Jonathan Ogden.
Between four and seven inductees will be announced February 2nd, the day before the Super Bowl. The following is the full list of finalists:
Jerome Bettis, RB, L.A./St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh
Tim Brown, WR, L.A/Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay
Cris Carter, WR, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Miami
Curley Culp, DT, Kansas City, Houston Oilers, Detroit
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. owner, San Francisco
Kevin Greene, LB-DE, L.A. Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina and San Francisco
Charles Haley, LB-DE, San Francisco and Dallas
Art Modell, owner, Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens
Jonathan Ogden, OT, Baltimore Ravens
Bill Parcells, coach, N.Y. Giants, New England, N.Y. Jets, Dallas
Andre Reed, WR, Buffalo and Washington
Dave Robinson, LB, Green Bay and Washington
Warren Sapp, DT, Tampa Bay and Oakland
Will Shields, G, Kansas City
Michael Strahan, DE, N.Y. Giants
Aeneas Williams, DB, Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams
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