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2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

Modern-era nominees

Larry Allen, G/T

Years/Teams: 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers

College: Sonoma State, Butte Junior College (Calif.)

Seasons: 14; Games: 203

All-Pro: 7; Pro Bowls: 11

Notable: Allen is a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1990s and 2000s.

Jerome Bettis, RB

Years/Teams: 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

College: Notre Dame

Seasons: 13; Games: 192

All-Pro: 2; Pro Bowls: 6

Career Stats: 3,479 carries for 13,662 yards, 91 touchdowns; 200 receptions for 1,449 yards, 3 touchdowns.

Notable: At the time of his retirement Bettis ranked 5th in rushing yards.

Tim Brown, WR/KR

Years/Teams: 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

College: Notre Dame

Seasons: 17; Games: 255

All-Pro: 2; Pro Bowls: 9

Career Stats: 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns.

Notable: Brown had 80 or more receptions in nine seasons over a 10-year span. He also was a lethal return man, his 19,682 all-purpose yards still ranks fifth all-time.

Cris Carter, WR

Years/Teams: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings; 2002 Miami Dolphins

College: Ohio State

Seasons: 16; Games: 234

All-Pro: 2; Pro Bowls: 8

Career Stats: 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 TDs

Notable: Retired as the NFL's second all-time leading receiver. Three times Carter led the NFL in touchdown catches.

Edward DeBartolo Jr., Owner

Years/Teams: 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

College: Notre Dame

Seasons: 23; Division titles: 13

Conference Titles: 5; Super Bowl Titles: 5

Notable: DeBartolo transformed the 49ers into one of the most dominant dynasties in NFL history.

Kevin Greene, LB/DE

Years/Teams: 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

College: Auburn

Seasons: 15; Games: 228

All-Pro: 2; Pro Bowls: 5

Career Stats: Amassed 160 sacks. Also had 5 interceptions for 53 yards, 1 TD; 3 safeties, and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns.

Notable: Greene twice led the NFL in sacks, the first time in 1994 with the Steelers and again two years later in Carolina. He had 10 or more sacks in a season 10 times during his career.

Charles Haley, DE/LB

Years/Teams: 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

College: James Madison

Seasons: 12; Games: 169

All-Pro: 2; Pro Bowls: 5

Career Stats: Recorded 100.5 sacks. Had one safety and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Notable: Haley holds the NFL record for most Super Bowl victories by a player. He won three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XVIII, XXX) and two with 49ers (XXIII, XXIV).

Modern-era nominees

Art Modell, Owner

Years/Teams: 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens

Seasons: 44; Division titles: 12

NFL Championship titles: 1; Super Bowl titles: 1

Notable: Modell's Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964 and his Ravens the Super Bowl in 2001 at Raymond James Stadium. He died in September.

Jonathan Ogden, T

Years/Teams: 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens

College: UCLA

Seasons: 12; Games: 177

All-Pro: 6; Pro Bowls: 11

Career Stats: 2 receptions, 2 touchdowns

Notable: Ogden was the first player ever drafted by the Baltimore Ravens franchise.

Bill Parcells, Head Coach

Years/Teams: 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys

College: Colgate, Wichita State

Seasons: 20; Division titles: 5

Conference titles: 3; Super Bowl titles: 2

Notable: Parcells is a two-time NFL Coach of the Year recipient (1986, 1994)

Andre Reed, WR

Years/Teams: 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

College: Kutztown

Seasons: 16; Games: 234

All-Pro: 3; Pro Bowls: 7

Career Stats: 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns.

Notable: Reed had 50 or more receptions in 13 seasons, which rank him third all-time. At the time of his retirement his 951 career receptions ranked third all-time.

Warren Sapp, DT

Years/Teams: 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders

College: Miami

Seasons: 13; Games: 198

All-Pro: 4; Pro Bowls: 7

Career Stats: 96.5 sacks, 4 interceptions for 8 yards and 1 TD, and 4 receptions for 39 yards and 2 touchdowns

Notable: Sapp was voted to both the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s and 2000s.

Will Shields, G

Years/Teams: 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

College: Nebraska

Seasons: 14; Games: 224

All-Pro: 3; Pro Bowls: 12

Notable: Shields was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 2000s.

Michael Strahan, DE

Years/Teams: 1993-2007 New York Giants

College: Texas Southern

Seasons: 15; Games: 216

All-Pro: 5; Pro Bowls: 7

Career Stats: 141.5 sacks and 1 safety, 4 interceptions for 124 yards and 2 TD

Notable: Strahan holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single season when he recorded 22.5 during the 2001 season.

Aeneas Williams, CB/S

Years/Teams: 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

College: Southern University

Seasons: 14; Games: 211

All-Pro: 4; Pro Bowls: 8

Career Stats: 55 interceptions for 807 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Notable: At the time of his retirement, Williams ranked tied with Hall of Famer Ken Houston for second on the NFL's all-time list of interception returns for touchdowns with nine.

Senior committee nominees

Curly Culp, DT

Years/Teams: 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-1980 Houston Oilers, 1980-1981 Detroit Lions

College: Arizona State

Notable: NFL's Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Pro, 1975; First- or second-team All-AFC five times; six Pro Bowls.

Dave Robinson, LB

Years/teams: 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins

College: Penn State

Notable: Starting OLB in three straight NFL championship wins, 1965-67 and Super Bowl I and II victories … Intercepted 27 passes for 449 yards, 1 TD … All-Pro second-team in 1968-69 … First-team All-NFL, 1967-69 … Three Pro Bowls … Named to NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1960s.

2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists 02/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 1, 2013 5:27pm]
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