The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for the 2013 class.
Set to be enshrined this year are Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden, Curley Culp, Dave Robinson and Bill Parcells.
The annual selection meeting was held today in New Orleans, where Super Bowl XLVII is set to take place, with the final list being selected from 17 total finalists by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Selection Committee.
Allen, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s and 2000s, earned first-team All-Pro honors seven straight times. In all, he played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
Carter amassed 1,101 catches for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns during his 16-season NFL career. He recorded eight straight 1,000-yard seasons and had 42 career games with 100 or more receiving yards.
Culp was six-time Pro Bowler, he was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year by NEA in 1975 after helping lead Houston (Oilers) to its first winning season in eight years.
Ogden, the first-ever draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens, excelled for 12 seasons. A strong pass protector and run blocker, he was named All-Pro six times, voted to 11 Pro Bowls and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Parcells turned around the fortunes of four franchises and remains the only coach ever to lead four different teams to the playoffs. Overall, he won 183 games that include victories in two Super Bowls.
Robinson, a vital cog in Vince Lombardi’s tough Green Bay Packers defenses, earned first-team All-NFL acclaim three times and was voted to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s. He intercepted 27 passes in his 12-season career.
Sapp recorded 96.5 sacks in his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. He was named All-Pro four times, voted to seven Pro Bowls, and was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s and 2000s.
Allen, Carter, Culp, Ogden, Parcells, Robinson, and Sapp will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and will be televised live by both NFL Network and ESPN.
Just missing the cut were Jerome Bettis, Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr., while a few other players such as Andre Reed, Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams also failed to make the cut, though certainly the HoF will come calling in due time.