Junior Seau, Kurt Warner among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 were announced Thursday night.   
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The finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 were announced Thursday night. 

Those who made the cut were chosen from a list of 26 semifinalists, which came out of an original field of 113 nominees.

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Bill Parcells
Cris Carter
Warren Sapp
Jonathan Odgen
Larry Allen
Dave Robinson
Jerry Rice
John Madden
Barry Sanders
Dan Marino
Emmitt Smith
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Bruce Smith
Darrell Green
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Rod Woodson
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This year's 15 finalists include 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, two-time MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Pace and Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy. Seau, Pace and Warner are in their first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame.

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The Class of 2015 will be selected on Jan. 31 and will be chosen from the 15 finalists plus senior candidate Mick Tingelhoff and contributor candidates Bill Polian and Ron Wolf​.

The full list of finalists is: Morten Andersen, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, Jimmy Johnson, John Lynch, Orlando Pace, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Kurt Warner.

- Molly Geary