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January 11, 2013

Larry Allen, Charles Haley among Hall of Fame finalists

Former Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen is among the 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame modern-era finalists announced Friday. He was joined on the list by former Cowboys defensive lineman Charles Haley and former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, both finalists last year.

Allen is among four first-year eligible candidates to make the list, joining offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sappand defensive end Michael Strahan. The 46-member selection committee will decide the Class of 2013 on Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl.

Selectors also will consider the two senior nominees -- Curley Culp and Dave Robinson -- announced in August. Candidates must receive 80 percent of the vote to be elected.

Haley, who played for the Cowboys from 1992-96,has been eligible eight years and a finalist the last three years. Parcells, who coached the Cowboys from 2003-06, was a finalist last year.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s 17 finalists (15 modern-era and two senior nominees*) with their positions, teams, and years active follow:           

  • Larry Allen Guard/Tackle – 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys; 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers
  • Jerome Bettis – Running Back – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tim Brown – Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Punt Returner – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders; 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings; 2002 Miami Dolphins
  • Curley Culp* 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs; 1974-1980 Houston Oilers; 1980-81 Detroit Lions
  • Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
  • Kevin Greene – Linebacker/Defensive End – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams;  1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers; 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers; 1997 San Francisco 49ers
  • Charles Haley – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers; 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
  • Art Modell – Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns; 1996-2011 Baltimore Ravens
  • Jonathan Ogden Tackle – 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens
  • Bill Parcells – Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants; 1993-96 New England Patriots; 1997-99 New York Jets; 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys
  • Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills; 2000 Washington Redskins
  • Dave Robinson* 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers; 1973-74 Washington Redskins
  • Warren Sapp Defensive Tackle – 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2004-07 Oakland Raiders
  • Will Shields – Guard – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
  • Michael Strahan – Defensive End – 1993-2007 New York Giants
  • Aeneas Williams – Cornerback/Safety – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals; 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

 

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