The Pro Football Hall of Fame narrowed the field of potential members of the Class of 2016 to 25 semifinalists on Tuesday, including players like Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Kurt Warner.
Favre and Owens are two of five players to be named semifinalists for the first time, along with Tony Boselli, Alan Faneca and Sam Mills, although only Favre, Owens and Faneca are in their first year of eligibility. Terrell Davis and Kevin Greene are each semifinalists for the 10th time, the most for any of the 25 remaining nominees.
The list of 25 semifinalists was cut from a group of 108 nominees named in September and will be cut down to 15 in early January. The final Class of 2016 will be determined on Jan. 31 and can include no more than five modern-era members who receive an 80 percent positive vote from the selection committee.
Three senior finalists will also be voted on separately, making a possibility of eight members in the Class of 2016. Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel and Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. are the three senior finalists.
The full list of modern-era semifinalists are as follows:
Morten Andersen (Saints, Falcons, Giants, Chiefs, Vikings)