CANTON, Ohio -- John Elway and Barry Sanders were among 15
finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.
The Hall's board of selectors selected the finalists from a list
of 25 semifinalists.
Two candidates, tackle Bob Brown and wide receiver Bob Hayes,
were recommended by the Hall's senior committee. Other finalists:
wide receiver Art Monk; defensive ends Richard Dent, Carl Eller,
and Jim Marshall; guard Bob Kuechenberg; safety Cliff Harris;
cornerback Lester Hayes; tackles Rayfield Wright and Gary
Linebacker Harry Carson and general manager George Young are
automatic finalists because of their high finish in last year's
Team owners Art Modell and Ralph Wilson Jr. did not make the list.
The new class will be elected in Houston on Jan. 31, the day before
the Super Bowl.