Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Among Pro Football Hall Finalists; Ty Law Left Out

by NESN Staff

January 8, 2015

A former New England Patriot is one of three players who could enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Another former Patriot wasn’t so lucky.

Linebacker Junior Seau, quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive lineman Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, the NFL announced Thursday night on NFL Network.

Seau spent the majority of his career with the Chargers and was named to 12 Pro Bowls while in San Diego. He played four seasons in New England from 2006 to 2009 and helped the Patriots reach the Super Bowl in 2007. He committed suicide in 2012.

Patriots cornerback Ty Law was named one of 26 Hall of Fame semifinalists in November, but he was one of eight players who failed to make the finalist cut Thursday. Law won three Super Bowls in 10 seasons with New England and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.

The 2015 class will be announced during Super Bowl weekend on Jan. 31.

The other 15 Hall of Fame finalists are:
Morten Andersen
Jerome Bettis
Tim Brown
Don Coryell
Terrell Davis
Tony Dungy
Kevin Greene
Charles Haley
Marvin Harrison
Jimmy Johnson
John Lynch
Bill Polian
Will Shields
Mick Tingelhoff
Ron Wolf

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/Associated Press

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