Hall of Fame committee selects Easley as senior finalist

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Former Seattle Seahawks safety Kenny Easley has been selected as the senior finalist for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Easley was selected by the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee on Monday. A senior nominee must have completed his career at least 25 years ago. Easley would need to get at least 80 percent of the vote by the Hall of Fame selection committee when it meets during Super Bowl week in Houston to be elected.

Easley was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1981 draft and played seven seasons, all in Seattle. He was a first-team All-Pro four straight years from 1982-85 and was the NFL defensive player of the year in 1984 when he led the league with 10 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

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