Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Defensive lineman Michael Strahan,
offensive lineman Larry Allen and defensive back John Lynch are three of the
13 first-year eligibles to headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of
Other notable first timers include offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden, defensive
lineman Warren Sapp and kicker Morten Andersen, who are part of a 127 member
list eligible for the 2013 class.
The list will be cut down to 25 semifinalists by late November and will be
reduced to 15 in early January.
Running back Jerome Bettis, wide receivers Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Andre
Reed, offensive lineman Will Shields, defensive lineman Charles Haley,
linebacker Kevin Greene and defensive back Aeneas Williams were among the
player finalists selected in 2012. Head coach Bill Parcells and owner Ed
DeBartolo Jr. were also in consideration.
Quarterback Steve McNair, running back Priest Holmes, wide receiver Keenan
McCardell, offensive lineman Tom Nalen and defensive linemen Sam Adams, Ted
Washington and Bryant Young will also appear on the ballot for the first time.
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