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Strahan, Bettis, Dungy, Marvin Harrison among HOF semifinalists

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced Feb. 1. (USATSI)
The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced Feb. 1. (USATSI)

In September, 126 modern-era football players made the initial list for the class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, it was whittled down to a semifinal list of 25.

Here are the 25 that survived the cut, via the HOF.

Morten Andersen, K -- 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

Steve Atwater, S -- 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

Jerome Bettis, RB -- 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Derrick Brooks, LB -- 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tim Brown, WR/KR -- 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don Coryell, Coach -- 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Roger Craig, RB -- 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

Terrell Davis, RB -- 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner -- 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Tony Dungy, Coach -- 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts

Kevin Greene, LB/DE -- 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Charles Haley, DE/LB -- 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

Marvin Harrison, WR -- 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts

Joe Jacoby, T -- 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

Jimmy Johnson, Coach -- 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins

Walter Jones, T -- 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks

John Lynch, FS -- 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

Karl Mecklenburg, LB -- 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Andre Reed, WR -- 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Will Shields, G -- 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

Michael Strahan, DE -- 1993-2007 New York Giants

Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner -- 1989-2006 National Football League

Aeneas Williams, CB/S -- 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

Steve Wisniewski, G -- 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

George Young, Contributor -- 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

Eventually, this list will get knocked down to 15 finalists (plus two senior nominees in Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey), and the HOF voters will discuss and decide in New York City on Feb 1. The election results will be announced that night.

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