The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for the 2013 class that will be enshrined in Canton later this year.
This year, seven men were named to the Hall of Fame after the vote.
The 2013 class includes head coach Bill Parcels, guard Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, tackle Jonathan Ogden and defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Seniors candidates Curley Culp and Dave Robinson also made the cut.
All of the finalists survived a top ten that included running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive ends Michael Strahan and Charles Haley and cornerback Aeneas Williams.
Linebacker Kevin Greene, wide receiver Tim Brown, guard Will Shields and owners Ed DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell were eliminated when the list of finalists was cut from 15 to 10.
It is a great list of finalists that was decided after an eight hour session. It was reported that Bill Parcels sparked the longest deliberation at nearly an hour.
Congratulations to all of the men who now join the elite class of football players and coaches in Canton. It is a well deserved honor after all of the years of hard work and dedication that they put into their careers.
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