Originally posted on notinhalloffame.com  |  Last updated 1/11/13

The Football Hall of Fame has announced their finalists for the 2013 Class. It includes four first time nominees, which should not be a surprise to anyone that they made the cut. Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan have all cracked the list of finalists, and all could conceivable have a shot to enter on their debut appearance. This group of four is joined by some familiar faces at this stage.

Wide Receivers, Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed are all back. All three have received a wide breadth of fan support though the induction process and it is hard for us to think that all three will be left out again. Also returning is Running Back, Jerome Bettis whose profile as a television broadcaster keeps his name fresh. Five Time Super Bowl winner, Charles Haley returns with fellow defensive star, Kevin Greene. Will Shields and Aeneas Williams also return to the Finalists as do Former owners of the 49ers and Browns/Ravens respectively, Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell, who passed away last year. The list is rounded out by former coach, Bill Parcells, who many pundits (including us) think will enter this year.

There are two senior nominees, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson who are also on the ballot. There will be a minimum of four to a maximum of seven players selected which will be announced on February 2nd, the day before the Super Bowl.

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