Aug 2, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; 2013 Pro Football Inductees (from left)Larry Allen
, Bill Parcells,Curley Culp
during the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
The semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 were announced Wednesday, as the field of 126 nominees was cut down to just 25 names. That group of semifinalists will be cut to 15 in January.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 then will be picked on Feb. 1 from the list of 15 modern-era finalists plus the two senior nominees (punter Ray Guy and defensive end Claude Humphrey, who were selected in August by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee).
Here’s the list of 25 semifinalists
Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
Four first-year eligible candidates – linebacker Derrick Brooks, coach Tony Dungy, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, and tackle Walter Jones – are among the 25 semifinalists.