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PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca is among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2019.
Another step closer.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 3, 2019
He will be joined in balloting on Feb. 2 by Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Tom Flores, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae and Richard Seymour.
Although previously eligible, Flores – who coached two Oakland Raiders teams to Super Bowl titles – and longtime defensive lineman Seymour are finalists for the first time.
First-time eligibles include Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey.
The Class of 2019 Modern-Era Finalists have been announced! #PFHOF19
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 3, 2019
Also being considered for induction are senior committee nominee Johnny Robinson, a star safety for Dallas/Kansas City from 1960-71, and contributors finalists Gil Brandt, former personnel director for the Cowboys and now the NFL’s top draft consultant, and Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
A maximum of eight new members can be elected, five from the modern-era group.
Inductions are Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.
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