NEWORLEANS-- Morten Andersen, former kicker for the New Orleans Saints, has been named a semi-finalist for the 2014 Hall of Fame class.
If Andersen is chosen, he would join two other Saints, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson, in Canton, Ohio.
Andersen, a seven-time Pro Bowler, a six-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL All-Decade team in the 1980s and 1990s, played for the Saints from 1982-1994 and is the franchise all-time leading scorer with 1,318 points, finished with 2,544 points.
The 25 semifinalists will be cut to 15 before the results of the 15 finalists will be revealed on Jan. 8. The class of 2014 will be officially enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 2.
The 25 semifinalists:
- Morten Andersen, K 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings
- Steve Atwater, S 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
- Jerome Bettis, RB 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
- Derrick Brooks, LB 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tim Brown, WR/KR 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Don Coryell, Coach 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
- Roger Craig, RB 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
- Terrell Davis, RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
- Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
- Tony Dungy, Coach 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts
- Kevin Greene, LB/DE 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
- Charles Haley, DE/LB 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
- Marvin Harrison, WR 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts
- Joe Jacoby, T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
- Jimmy Johnson, Coach 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins
- Walter Jones, T 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks
- John Lynch, FS 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
- Karl Mecklenburg, LB 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
- Andre Reed, WR 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
- Will Shields, G 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
- Michael Strahan, DE 1993-2007 New York Giants
- Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner 1989-2006 National Football League
- Aeneas Williams, CB/S 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
- Steve Wisniewski, G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
- George Young, Contributor 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League