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Former Cardinal Aeneas Williams Among Hall of Fame Nominees

January 12th, 2013 at 6:48 AM
By Steve Smith

'AZ Cardinals Team Logo' photo (c) 2008, J Lian - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its modern-era list for possible induction yesterday and former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams made the final 15 for the second consecutive year.

Last season Williams made it into the Top 10. Williams was a cornerback for the Red Birds from 1991 to 2000 before concluding his career with the St. Louis Rams from 2001-04.

All in all, Williams made the Pro Bowl six times. He ranks second in team history with 46 interceptions and returned six of them for touchdowns, a franchise record.

The other 14 modern-era finalists are: Raiders receiver Tim Brown, former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell, Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, Eagles/Vikings receiver Cris Carter, Chiefs guard Will Shields, Steelers/Rams running back Jerome Bettis, coach Bill Parcells, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Bills receiver Andre Reed, defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden, Bucs/Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp and Cowboys guard Larry Allen.

Former Arizona State product Curley Culp, a nose tackle for the Chiefs, Oilers and Lions and Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson are the two Seniors Committee nominees.

The Hall of Fame's selection committee will meet on Saturday, Feb. 2 in New Orleans, site of this year's Super Bowl, to select 2013 inductees. The maximum amount of inductees in any year is seven, which includes the two senior committee candidates. 

 

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Tags: Aeneas Williams, Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Curley Culp, Football, NFL

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