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2016 Hall of Fame: Finalists Announced

The Hall Of Fame Committee today announced the 15 ’modern-era’ finalists for induction into the Class of 2016, culling the list from 25


The Hall Of Fame Committee today announced the 15 ’modern-era’ finalists for induction into the Class of 2016, culling the list from 25 semi-finalists to the 15 names that will be considered for inclusion later this year. This is in addition to the 2 finalists nominated by the Senior Committee and the nominee selected by the Contributor Committee. Of the 15 ‘ modern-era’ finalists a maximum of 5 will be selected. To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent during annual selection meeting. The Class of 2016 will be announced on the eve of the Super Bowl as part of the ‘NFL Honors’ award ceremony. Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order)

Modern-Era Finalists

Morten Andersen, Kicker — 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings Steve Atwater, Safety — 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets Don Coryell, Coach — 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers Terrell Davis, Running Back — 1995-2001 Denver Broncos Tony Dungy, Coach — 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts Alan Faneca, Guard — 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals Brett Favre, Quarterback — 1991 Atlanta Falcons, 1992-2007 Green Bay Packers, 2008 New York Jets, 2009-2010 Minnesota Vikings Kevin Greene, Linebacker/Defensive End — 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers Marvin Harrison, Wide Receiver — 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts Joe Jacoby, Tackle — 1981-1993 Washington Redskins Edgerrin James, Running Back — 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks John Lynch, Free Safety — 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos Terrell Owens, Wide Receiver — 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals Orlando Pace, Tackle — 1997-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Chicago Bears Kurt Warner, Quarterback — 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals

Senior Finalists

Ken Stabler, Quarterback — 1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints Dick Stanfel, Guard — 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins

Contributor Finalist

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner — 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers  

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