Michael Strahan, Jerome Bettis, Tony Dungy Among 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists for 2014 Class


The finalists for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class were announced Thursday.

Among the 15 former players and coaches selected from the 25 semifinalists are New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison. Kicker Morten Anderson, the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,455 points, is also one of this year’s finalists.

Those most likely to earn induction include former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones, Strahan and Harrison. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Colts head coach Tony Dungy also has a strong chance to be part of the 2014 class.

The most notable semifinalists who did not get named as finalists are a pair of Super Bowl-winning running backs. Former Denver Broncos star Terrell Davis and San Francisco 49ers legend Roger Craig will have to wait at least another year to see their Hall of Fame dreams come true.

Here is the full list of finalists. The new class will be announced Saturday, Feb. 1, and enshrined Aug. 2 in Canton, Ohio. [tweet https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF/status/421464881154383873 align=”center”]

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