By Josh Katzowitz
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the finalists (15 modern-day players and two senior players) for the 2012 induction class, and among them are Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis and Cris Carter.
The selection committee, made up of 44 NFL writers from each NFL market, will meet Feb. 4 in Indianapolis to whittle down the list to the inductees. The new Hall of Famers will be announced that day at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Here is the complete list:
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
Jack Butler (CB) 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers
Cris Carter (WR) 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Dermontti Dawson (C) 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. (Owner) 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Chris Doleman (DE, LB) 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Greene (DE, LB) 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Charles Haley (LB, DE) 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Cortez Kennedy (DT) 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Curtis Martin (RB) 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets
Bill Parcells (Coach) 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys
Andre Reed (WR) 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Willie Roaf (OT) 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
Will Shields (G) 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
Dick Stanfel (G) 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins
Aeneas Williams (CB, S) 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
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