John Lynch, Tony Dungy semifinalists for Hall of Fame

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy and safety John Lynch have made the list of 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.

Dungy and Lynch were among the 15 finalists this past year but didn’t make the final cut. They’ll face a strong challenge again next year.

The list of first-year semifinalists includes Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Edgerrin James, Orlando Pace and Junior Seau. Lynch also could face a tough time getting in due to his position. It’s tough for safeties to get into the Hall of Fame, and safeties Steve Atwater and Darren Woodson also made the list of semifinalists.