The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced this year's finalists for its enshrinement class and there are four former 49ers that are on the list: Charles Haley, former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Larry Allen and Kevin Greene. Semifinalist Roger Craig did not make the cut.
Haley was a fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 1986 and is the only player in NFL history to have played on five winning Super Bowl teams. Haley twice was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1994) and was voted to five Pro Bowls over his career. For the 49ers, he helped the team win two Super Bowls.
This is the second time DeBartolo has made the finalist list and it could be one of the last opportunities for him to get in. He was the owner and one of the main reasons for all five 49ers' Super Bowl championships.
Greene was a finalist last season and was a key defensive linemen for the 49ers in his only season in 1997.
Allen spent the last two years of his career with the 49ers from 2006-2007 and was most remembered for being a franchise guard for the Dallas Cowboys.
Here is the full list of finalists:
Larry Allen - Guard/Tackle: 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys; 2006-07, San Francisco 49ers.
Jerome Bettis - Running Back: 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tim Brown - Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Punt Returner: 1988-2003, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders; 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cris Carter - Wide Receiver: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001, Minnesota Vikings; 2002, Miami Dolphins.
Curley Culp* - Defensive Lineman: 1968-1974, Kansas City Chiefs; 1974-1980 Houston Oilers; 1980-81, Detroit Lions.
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. - Owner: 1977-2000, San Francisco 49ers.
Kevin Greene - Linebacker/Defensive End: 1985-1992, Los Angeles Rams; 1993-95, Pittsburgh Steelers; 1996, 1998-99, Carolina Panthers; 1997, San Francisco 49ers.
Charles Haley - Defensive End/Linebacker: 1986-1991, 1999, San Francisco 49ers; 1992-96, Dallas Cowboys.
Art Modell - Owner: 1961-1995, Cleveland Browns; 1996-2011, Baltimore Ravens.
Jonathan Ogden - Tackle: 1996-2007, Baltimore Ravens.
Bill Parcells - Coach: 1983-1990, New York Giants; 1993-96, New England Patriots; 1997-99, New York Jets; 2003-06, Dallas Cowboys.
Andre Reed - Wide Receiver: 1985-1999, Buffalo Bills; 2000, Washington Redskins.
Dave Robinson* - Linebacker: 1963-1972, Green Bay Packers; 1973-74, Washington Redskins
Warren Sapp - Defensive Tackle: 1995-2003, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2004-07, Oakland Raiders.
Will Shields - Guard: 1993-2006, Kansas City Chiefs.
Michael Strahan - Defensive End: 1993-2007, New York Giants.
Aeneas Williams - Cornerback/Safety - 1991-2000, Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals; 2001-04 St. Louis Rams.