Steelers make Pro Football Hall of Fame cut

Monday, November 29, 2010


Jerome Bettis, in his first year of eligibility, joined former Steelers Dermontti Dawson and Kevin Greene among the 26 finalists for the 2011 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The list includes former Pitt players Curtis Martin, also eligible for the first time, and Chris Doleman. Former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., whose family once owned the Penguins, is a finalist.


The Hall of Fame's Selection Committee chose the 26 semifinalists from the previously announced list of 114 nominees.

The semifinalists will be reduced in January to 15 modern-era finalists who will join senior candidates linebacker Chris Hanburger, Washington Redskins (1965-78) and linebacker Les Richter, Los Angeles Rams (1954-62).

Jerome Bettis, RB -- 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tim Brown, WR/KR -- 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cris Carter, WR -- 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

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

Dermontti Dawson, C -- 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner -- 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers

Richard Dent, DE -- 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles

Chris Doleman, DE/LB -- 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers

Marshall Faulk, RB -- 1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams

Kevin Greene, LB/DE -- 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Ray Guy, P -- 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Charles Haley, DE/LB -- 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Lester Hayes, CB -- 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Cortez Kennedy, DT -- 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks

Curtis Martin, RB -- 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets

Art Modell, Owner -- 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens

Andre Reed, WR -- 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Willie Roaf, T -- 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs

Ed Sabol, Contributor -- 1964-1995 NFL Films

Deion Sanders, CB/KR/PR -- 1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens

Shannon Sharpe, TE -- 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens

Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner -- 1989-2006 National Football League

Aeneas Williams, CB/S -- 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

George Young, Contributor -- 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

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