Brett Favre, Terrell Owens among Hall of Fame semifinalists
The 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 were announced on Tuesday.
In their first year of eligibility, Brett Farve, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca have all made the list.
Kurt Warner, who was previously eligible to be inducted, is also among the group of semifinalists.
The list of 15 semifinalists will be announced in January. Voting will conclude on Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl. Official inductions will take place in August.
Favre was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He went on to spend sixteen seasons with the Green Bay Packers before playing his last three seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. The three-time MVP quarterback retired after the 2010 season with 71,838 yards, 508 touchdown passes and 186 total wins.
Owens was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He spent eight season in San Francisco before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. The five-time All Pro receiver retired in 2010, after running for 15,934 yards with 153 touchdown receptions. Owens is also known for causing controversy, often arguing with quarterbacks whom he felt did not target him enough.
Faneca was selected in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent five seasons with the Steelers before playing for the Jets and the Arizona Cardinals. The offensive lineman was part of the Steelers’ Super Bowl championship team of 2005.
A full list of the semifinalists can be viewed here.