Four With Steeler Ties Are Pro Football Hall Of Fame Semifinalists

Three former Pittsburgh Steeler players and one coach are among the 25 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009. The Hall of Fame’s Board of Selectors chose the 25 semifinalists from the recently announced list of 133 preliminary nominees. Center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene, defensive back Rod Woodson and former Steeler offensive line and Redskins offensive lineman coach Russ Grimm head the list of 25 semifinalists.

The complete list of 25 modern-era semifinalists is as follows:

C Dermontti Dawson
LB/DE Kevin Greene
CB/S Rod Woodson
G Russ Grimm
WR Cris Carter
RB Roger Craig
RB Terrell Davis
DE Richard Dent
DE/LB Chris Doleman
P Ray Guy
DE/LB Charles Haley
CB Lester Hayes
DT Cortez Kennedy
G Bob Kuechenberg
G Randall McDaniel
Owner Art Modell
DT John Randle
WR Andre Reed
TE Shannon Sharpe
DE Bruce Smith
QB Ken Stabler
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
Special Teams/WR Steve Tasker
LB Derrick Thomas
Owner Ralph Wilson

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