Pro Football Hall of Fame Announces Semi-Finalists for 2016 Class
Brett Favre along with twenty four other former players were announced as the semi-finalists for the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Favre joins former offensive lineman Alan Faneca and former wide receiver Terrell Owens as the only first year eligible candidates who made the semi-finalist list. The only twenty two semi-finalists include:
The twenty five semi-finalists will be reduced to fifteen finalists in January. That list increases to 18 finalists with the inclusion of the recommended nominees of the Hall of Fame's Contributors and Seniors Committees. The 2016 Senior Finalists are Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel The 2016 Contributor Finalist is former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. There is no set number on the amount of Modern Era players that can be inducted per class but the usual average sits anywhere between four to eight players per class. The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 will be announced during a two-hour awards special to air nationally the day before the Super Bowl at 9pm eastern. The 2016 induction ceremony is scheduled for August 6th in Canton, Ohio.