The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their candidates for the Class of 2013, and among the 127 nominees are eight with ties to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Included in the group are running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene, both who were finalists in 2012. Also nominated are former Coach Bill Cowher, center Jeff Hartings, kicker Gary Anderson, defensive coordinator Bud Carson, and Art Rooney, Jr., the team’s director of player personnel during the 1970s when the team won four Super Bowl championships.
Also nominated is Buddy Parker, who coached the Steelers from 1957-64 and also coached the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will narrow the list to 25 semifinalists, to be announced in late November. That list will be narrowed down to 15 modern-era finalists in early January.
The Class of 2012 will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, the day before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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