Young, Allen among first-time eligible HOF nominees


Former 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young and offensive guard Larry Allen, who played his final two NFL seasons with San Francisco, are among a group of 13 first-time eligible nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.In all, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the list of 127 nominees for the Hall of Fame.Young played his entire 14-year career with the 49ers. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times.Allen, who played college football at Sonoma State, was an 11-time Pro Bowl player, including 2006 with the 49ers. He played his first 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.Nose tackle Ted Washington, who played the first three seasons of his 15-year career with the 49ers, is also eligible for the first time.The Class of 2013 will be selected from the list, plus senior nominees nose tackle Curley Culp (Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers) and linebacker Dave Robinson (Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins) who were selected last month by the Hall of Fames Senior Selection Committee.The actual voting for the Class of 2013 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 -- the day before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, La.The Class of 2013 list of modern-era nominees includes 89 players, 14 coaches and 24 contributors, including former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.Among the other nominees who played for the 49ers are Roger Craig, Ricky Watters, Charles Haley, Charles Mann and Gary Anderson.FIRST-YEAR ELIGIBLE NOMINEES
QuarterbackSteve McNair
Running BackPriest Holmes
Wide ReceiverKeenan McCardell
Offensive LinemenLarry Allen (G), Tom Nalen (C), Jonathan Ogden (T)
Defensive LinemenSam Adams (DT), Warren Sapp (DT), Michael Strahan (DE), Ted Washington (DTNT), Bryant Young (DE)
Defensive BackJohn Lynch (S)
QuarterbacksDrew Bledsoe, Randall Cunningham, Ron Jaworski, Neil Lomax, Phil Simms, Danny White (also P)
Running BacksJamal Anderson, Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Jerome Bettis, Larry Centers, Roger Craig, Stephen Davis, Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Brian Mitchell (also PRKR), Gerald Riggs, Herschel Walker, Ricky Watters
Wide ReceiversTim Brown (also KR), Cris Carter, Gary Clark, Mark Clayton, Henry Ellard (also PR), Keyshawn Johnson, Stanley Morgan, Andre Reed, Sterling Sharpe, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith
Tight EndsTodd Christensen, Ben Coates
Offensive LinemenTony Boselli (T), Lomas Brown (T), Jim Covert (T), Joe Fields (C), Bill Fralic (GT), Jeff Hartings (GC), Jay Hilgenberg (C), Chris Hinton (GT), Kent Hull (C),Joe Jacoby (T), Mike Kenn (T), Jim Lachey (T), Will Shields (G), Erik Williams (T), Steve Wisniewski (G)
Defensive LinemenCarl Hairston (DEDT), Charles Haley (DELB), Ed Too Tall Jones (DE), Joe Klecko (DEDTNT), Dexter Manley (DE), Charles Mann (DE), Fred Smerlas (NT)
LinebackersCornelius Bennett, Kevin Greene (also DE), Ken Harvey, Clay Matthews, Karl Mecklenburg, Sam Mills, Darryl Talley
Defensive BacksEric Allen (CB), Steve Atwater (S), Joey Browner (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Nolan Cromwell (S), Albert Lewis (CB), Dennis Smith (S), Troy Vincent (CB), Everson Walls (CB), Aeneas Williams (CBS), Darren Woodson (S)
PuntersKickersGary Anderson (K), Sean Landeta (P), Nick Lowery (K)
Special TeamsPosition PlayerSteve Tasker (also WR)
CoachesBill Arnsparger, Doug Blevins, Bud Carson, Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, Tom Flores, Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Bill Parcells, Buddy Parker, Dan Reeves, Marty Schottenheimer, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil
ContributorsK. S. (Bud) Adams, Jr., George Anderson, Bobby Beathard, Gil Brandt, C. O. Brocato, Leo Carlin, Jack Kent Cooke, Otho Davis, Ed DeBartolo, Jr., Ron Gibbs, Ralph Kohl, Eddie Kotal, Robert Kraft, Art McNally, Art Modell, Bill Polian, Art Rooney, Jr., Steve Sabol, Carl Storck, Paul Tagliabue, Burl Toler, Sr., Jim Tunney, Ron Wolf, George Young On 2012 finalists list

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