The NFL announced today the class of the 2013 Hall of Fame finalists. Some of the first year nominees are Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan, Jonathan Ogden, and Larry Allen. There are eight other finalists as well as one coach and two contributors. The players and coaches were selected by the Hall of Fame selection committee. There were a total of 127 players that were on the first list before the final list was made by the committee. For a player to get into the Hall of Fame he must get a minimum vote of 80 percent.
The inductees will be finalized the day before the Super Bowl, which is Saturday, February 2nd. The finalists will be announced at Super Bowl weekend. Just like past Hall of Fame ceremonies, the induction ceremony will be held in Canton, Ohio during the Hall of Fame weekend on August 3rd of this year. Tickets for the ceremony go on sale by the end of this month. For more information on how you can purchase tickets, click here.
Here is the total list of the finalists for consideration into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Charles Haley (DE), Kevin Greene (LB), Jerome Bettis (RB), Tim Brown (WR), Cris Carter (WR), Curley Culp (DT/G), Larry Allen (G/T), Edward DeBartolo Jr. (owner), Art Modell (owner), Jonathan Ogden (OT), Bill Parcells (coach), Andre Reed (WR), Dave Robinson (LB), Warren Sapp (DT), Will Shields (G), Michael Strahan (DE), and Aeneas Williams (CB)