After the Baseball Hall of Fame made some big noise earlier in the week, the Football Hall of Fame in Canton made some of news of their own on Friday morning when they released their list of 15 modern-day finalists who will be considered for the Hall as part of the 2013 class.
One of the 15 players was selected was longtime Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams. Put in the Cardinals Ring of Honor in 2008, Williams spent 10 seasons in Arizona with the Cardinals where he made six Pro Bowl appearances.
During his 10 seasons in the Valley, Williams was second on the Cardinals all-time list in interceptions with 46 and is still the organization's leader with six interceptions returned for a touchdown. The now 44-year-old spent the final four seasons of his career in St. Louis where made a Super Bowl appearance in 2001.
Williams will join a group of finalists which includes Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan, all of whom are first-year nominees and should be locks to get in. Williams will need to get at least 80 percent of the positive vote from the Hall committee in order to be inducted at Canton come August.