Wide Receiver Tim Brown and defensive tackle Warren Sapp, former Raiders, are among the 15 finalists who will be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The selection committee will decide on February 2, 2013 on who will be graduates.
The official Raiders web page reported on Friday morning that Brown and Sapp are among the 15 modern-era players to be considered for this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
According to the article, the selection began with 127 nominees which were later reduced to 27 semifinalists. The selection process is a year-long, according to the Raider web page.
In order for a player to be elected as a finalist in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, they must receive a vote of at least 80 %.
Of the 15 elected finalists, five will graduate to the Hall of Fame. Only a class of six or seven can occur when one or both senior nominees are elected to be inducted. Senior nominees are not part of the modern-era nominees like Brown and Sapp.
Well, good luck to Tim Brown and Warren Sapp. Even though Sapp was mostly successful with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he still deserves a good luck for being a great player in the NFL.