PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
When: The enshrinement Class of 2013 will be announced Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PST during a one-hour special on the NFL Network.
Voting process: The 46-member Selection Committee will meet in New Orleans on Saturday to discuss the careers of 15 modern-era finalists as well as two nominees from the Seniors Committee. The selection committee consists of one media representative from each pro football city. San Francisco is represented by Nancy Gay of FoxSports.com and Oakland is represented by Frank Cooney of The Sports Xchange. A 33rd member is a representative of the Pro Football Writers of America, and there are 13 at-large delegates.
Who gets in: Selection committee ground rules stipulate that between four and seven new members will be selected each year.
Eddie DeBartolo's chances as a second-time finalist: "There was a great deal of support during his initial presentation to the committee," Gay said. "We will be building on that this year in hopes that voters will recognize that he is the most innovative owner in NFL history."
(In alphabetical order)
Larry Allen, guard/tackle: Former Sonoma State standout made 11 Pro Bowls, mostly with Dallas Cowboys. Played final two seasons (2006-07) with 49ers.
Jerome Bettis, running back: At the time of his retirement, his 13,662 career rushing yards ranked fifth all-time.
Tim Brown, receiver/kick returner: Scored 105 touchdowns (100 receiving, one rushing, three punt returns, one kickoff return). Played for Raiders from 1988-2003.
Cris Carter, receiver: Topped 1,000 receiving yards eight consecutive years and was on All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
Curley Culp, defensive tackle: Six-time Pro Bowl player was a member of Chiefs' Super Bowl IV championship team.
DeBartolo: Owned 49ers from 1977-2000. Team averaged 13 wins per season, including playoffs, from 1981-98 (not including strike-shortened '82).
Kevin Greene, linebacker/defensive end: Registered double-digit sack totals in 10 seasons, second in the record book at time of his retirement. Played for 49ers in 1997.
Charles Haley, defensive end/linebacker: Only player in NFL history to play on five Super Bowl winning teams. Twice named NFC defensive player of the year. Played for 49ers from 1986-91 and '99.
Art Modell, owner: Spent 43 seasons of full ownership in NFL for Cleveland Browns (1961-95) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-2011). Was NFL president 1967-69. Integral in breaking impasse for realignment after AFL-NFL merger.
Jonathan Ogden, tackle: First ever draft pick by Baltimore Ravens. Named All-Pro in 1997, 2000-03 and 2006.
Bill Parcells, coach: Two-time Super Bowl winner was first man to coach four franchises into the playoffs (Giants, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys).
Andre Reed, receiver: Most prolific receiver in Buffalo Bills history. His 951 career receptions ranked third in NFL history at the time of his retirement.
Dave Robinson, linebacker: Started at left outside linebacker in three consecutive NFL championship wins, 1965-67. Starting OLB in Packers' victories in Super Bowls I and II.
Warren Sapp, defensive tackle: Amassed 961/2 career sacks despite playing on interior of defensive line. 1999 NFL defensive player of the year. Played for Raiders from 2004-07.
Will Shields, guard: Twelve-time Pro Bowl selection never missed a game during 14-season career. His 224 games played (223 starts) are Chiefs records.
Michael Strahan, defensive end: Recorded 1411/2 career sacks and made seven Pro Bowls. NFL defensive player of the Year in 2001.
Aeneas Williams, defensive back. Starred at cornerback for first 12 years of career before moving to safety. Earned Pro Bowl nods at both positions, seven times at cornerback and once as safety.