The 15 finalists for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class were announced on Thursday and as expected there was a Pittsburgh Steelers presence on that list.
Both running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene were named finalist for the game’s ultimate honor.
For Bettis, this is the fifth consecutive year that “The Bus” is a finalist for the Hall of Fame. This may be his best shot yet at getting in after he made it to the final 10 last year.
Bettis ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list, amassing 13,662 yards in his lengthy career.
For Greene this is his fourth time as a finalist.
Greene’s 160 career sacks rank him third all time, with 35.5 of those sacks coming in a Steelers uniform from 1993-95.
The other modern-day finalists include: kicker Morten Andersen, wide receiver Tim Brown, coach Don Coryell, running back Terrell Davis, coach Tony Dungy, defensive end Charles Haley, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, coach Jimmy Johnson, safety John Lynch, offensive tackle Orlando pace, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields and quarterback Kurt Warner.
Voters have to select at least four of the 15 modern-day finalists and no more than seven.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 31.
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