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NFL Hall of Fame 2013 finalists: Tim Brown, Edward DeBartolo Jr. among nominees

The official announcement will be announced at 2:30 p.m. PT and will be aired on NFL Network.


The Pro Football Hall of Fame will name its class of 2013 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PT and some former Raiders and 49ers are among the potential inductees. Former-Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown and longtime 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. are two candidates for induction.

Both Brown and DeBartolo are among 15 modern-era candidates, of which a maximum of five can be inducted into the Hall of Fame. A nominee must receive at least 80 percent approval in vote from the Selection Committee to be officially inducted.

During DeBartolo's 23 years as the owner of the 49ers, the team was especially successful, winning an unprecedented five Super Bowls. Brown was the sixth overall selection in the 1988 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders and stayed with the team for 16 seasons. The former Heisman Trophy winner was elected to nine Pro Bowls and retired with every major receiving record for the team.

The announcement of the Class of 2013 will be televised on NFL Network.