There are two players with Green Bay Packers connections among the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Linebacker Dave Robinson is one of two nominees from the Seniors Committee. Kevin Greene, who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina and San Francisco, is also a finalist. Greene is currently the Packers' outside linebackers coach.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee's 17 finalists for 2013:
Larry Allen (G/T), Jerome Bettis (RB), Tim Brown (WR), Cris Carter (WR), Curley Culp (DT/G), Edward DeBartolo Jr. (owner), Kevin Greene (LB), Charles Haley (DE), Art Modell (owner), Jonathan Ogden (OT), Bill Parcells (coach), Andre Reed (WR), Dave Robinson (LB), Warren Sapp (DT), Will Shields (G), Michael Strahan (DE), Aeneas Williams (CB).
The 2013 class of inductees will be announced Feb. 2. To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent.
The Class of 2013 will be officially enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio as the main event of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Annual Enshrinement Festival Celebration. Additionally, a record number of Hall of Fame members are expected to return to Canton to take part in the annual Enshrinement Festival as a part of the Hall of Fame's special Golden Anniversary Reunion Celebration.