Dungy, Brooks Among Football Hall of Fame Nominees

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced its finalists in voting on Thursday night, including 15 modern-era players, coaches, and an owner.

The list of finalists includes first-year nominees Derrick Brooks, Tony Dungy, Marvin Harrison and Walter Jones.

Brooks was a linebacker who played the entirety of his 14-year NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, striking fear in the quarterbacks who opposed him.  He has a career total 1283 tackles with 415 assists, 13.5 sacks and 25 interceptions.

Coach Dungy was the skipper for Tampa Bay and also led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl title in 2007. He coached through 208 games in his career, and ended with a 139-69 record.

Wide receiver Marvin Harrison spent the entirety of his 13-year NFL career with the Colts, earning 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards.

Jones played for the Seattle Seahawks as an offensive tackle.

The list of nominees also includes former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, as well as Charles Haley, Kevin Greene, Andre Reed, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, John Lynch, Will Shields, Aeneas Williams, Morten Andersen, and former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.

The vote to determine who will enter into the Hall of Fame this year will take place on February 1, requiring a minimum 80 percent for players to be inducted.

Hopefully, we won’t see another scandal with the football Hall like we saw this week with the baseball Hall.  Please, if you’re a member of the committee, keep your vote for yourself, and not for Deadspin.

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