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Pro Football Hall of Fame names 26 semifinalists for Class of 2017
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Pro Football Hall of Fame names 26 semifinalists for Class of 2017
Thursday November 17th, 2016

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the 26 semifinalists for the Class of 2017.

Among the first-year eligibles semifinalists are LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins.

The list was cut from 94 modern-era nominees.

Two coaches, Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson made the semifinals and placekicker Morten Andersen, who is the NFL's career scoring leader, also made the cut.

The new Hall of Fame class will be selected in Houston on Feb. 4, 2017, the day before Super Bowl LI. There will be between four and eight new members of the new Hall.

Modern-era nominees:

Morten Andersen, K – 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

Steve Atwater, S – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

Tony Boselli, T – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans

Isaac Bruce, WR – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers

Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Brian Dawkins, S, 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos

Alan Faneca, G – 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals

Chris Hinton, G/T – 1983-89 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-93 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-95 Minnesota Vikings

Torry Holt, WR – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars  

Joe Jacoby, T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins 

Edgerrin James, RB, 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Johnson, Coach – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins

Mike Kenn, T – 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons

Ty Law, CB – 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos

John Lynch, FS – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

Clay Matthews, LB – 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-96 Atlanta Falcons

Kevin Mawae, C/G – 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans

Karl Mecklenburg, LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Terrell Owens, WR – 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals

Jason Taylor, DE – 1997-2007, 2009, 2011 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Washington Redskins

LaDainian Tomlinson, RB – 2001-09 San Diego Chargers, 2010-11 New York Jets

Hines Ward, WR – 1998-2011 Pittsburgh Steelers

Kurt Warner, QB – 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals

Darren Woodson, S – 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys

- Scooby Axson

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