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Strong Class Vying for Hall of Fame
DALLAS (AP) -- Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin are among the leading candidates for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Voting will be done Saturday on one of the strongest groups of candidates for induction into the Canton, Ohio, hall. The induction ceremonies are in August.

Sanders, Faulk, Martin, Jerome Bettis and Willie Roaf are first-year eligibles. Also finalists are Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Charles Haley, Chris Hanburger, Cortez Kennedy, Andre Reed, Les Richter, Ed Sabol and Shannon Sharpe.

At least four and a maximum of seven nominees can be elected. If six or seven make it, two must be senior nominees. Richter and Hanburger are senior candidates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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