The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday night it paired its list of potential entrants down to 15 finalists for the 2016 Hall of Fame class. As expected, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre and former Rams great Kurt Warner headlined the list.
The list was trimmed down to 25 semifinalists in November and on Thursday 10 more names were lopped off.
There are also a pair of senior finalists and a contributor finalist. The inductees will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 6, the day before the Super Bowl.
The 15 finalists in alphabetical order:
4. Terrell Davis, RB, Broncos -- This is Davis' second time as a finalist.
6. Alan Faneca, G, Steelers/Jets/Cardinals -- This is Faneca's first time as a finalist.
7. Brett Favre, QB, Packers/Jets/Vikings -- This is Favre's first time as a finalist.
9. Marvin Harrison, WR, Colts -- This is Harrison's third time as a finalist.
10. Joe Jacoby, T, Redskins -- This is Jacoby's first time as a finalist.
11. Edgerrin James, RB, Colts/Cardinals/Seahawks -- This is James' first time as a finalst.
12. John Lynch, S, Buccaneers/Broncos -- This is Lynch's third time as a finalist.
14. Orlando Pace, T, Rams/Bears -- This is Pace's second time as a finalist.
15. Kurt Warner, QB, Rams/Giants/Cardinals -- This is Warner's second time as a finalist.
Also announced previously was Edward DeBartolo, Jr. (owner, 49ers), who is eligible as a contributor and is in his fourth time as a finalist.