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Brett Favre named as semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Brett Favre

Brett Favre

GREEN BAY — Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

The group of 25 semifinalists has been announced Tuesday, November 24th by the Canton, Ohio, shrine.

Other semifinalists, all of them previously eligible, include Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Kevin Mawae, Tony Dungy, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and John Lynch.

Already nominated by the seniors committee are Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel. The 2016 contributor candidate is former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.

Fifteen finalists will be announced in January. Voting will culminate Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl. While there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the selection process bylaws provide that between four and eight new members will be selected.

Inductions will be in August.

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