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2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

The NFL has released nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. (Source: WOIO) The NFL has released nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. (Source: WOIO)

The NFL has released nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. 

Kurt Warner and Junior Seau are among the 15 first year eligible candidates up for nomination. 

Warner won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams in the 1999 season, and took the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Warner, who was known as having the ultimate underdog story with him literally bagging groceries, to playing in Super Bowls in the NFL.

Junior Seau has everything you need to be a Hall of Famer, 12 time pro-bowler, 8 time first-team, and his #55 jersey is retired by the San Diego Chargers. Seau has also been in two super bowls.

99 total players and 14 coaches contain the 113 nominees. To be eligible a player or coach must be retired for five consecutive years. 

Come late November, the selection committee will choose 25 candidates as semifinalist. Then in early January the nominees will be reduced to 15. The day before the Super Bowl the class would be voted on.

Among other notable names nominated are receivers Tim Brown and Marvin Harrison, running back Jerome Bettis, guard Will Shields, safety John Lynch, and place-kicker Morten Anderson.

As far as coaches, a finalist from last year Tony Dungy will be a nominee this year, along with Bill Cowher, Don Coryell, and Mike Holmgren.

Between four and eight of the nominees will be selected to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August of 2015 in Canton, Ohio.

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