CANTON, Ohio — Four players eligible for induction for the first time--running backs Earl Campbell and John Riggins, offensive lineman John Hannah and kicker Jan Stenerud--head the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Jan. 26.
Eight other modern-era players also are among the finalists: cornerback Lem Barney, offensive tackle Bob Brown, defensive ends Carl Eller, L.C. Greenwood and Jack Youngblood, tight end John Mackey, quarterback Ken Stabler and wide receiver Lynn Swann.
Also to be considered for induction are Raiders Managing General Partner Al Davis, former Dallas Cowboys executive Tex Schramm and seniors candidate Stan Jones.
The finalists were picked by a mail vote of the Hall of Fame's selection committee from a preliminary group of 64 players, coaches and contributors. Jones was the recommended nominee of the seniors committee.
The inductees, as voted by the board of selectors, will be announced in Tampa, Fla., the day before Super Bowl XXV. At least four, and up to seven, of the candidates will be elected.