Former Seahawk Walter Jones elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Seahawk Walter Jones elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones, right, signs an autograph for a young fan as Seahawks superfan "Mama Blue," looks on, just prior to a ceremony to retire Jones' number 71 during a pause in an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Guy has become the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Joining the long-time Oakland Raider were two first-time eligible players, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter Jones.

The class of 2014 also included defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey, who like Guy was a senior selection.

The announcement was made Saturday night at NFL Honors, less than 24 hours before the Denver Broncos meet the Seattle Seahawks in the first Super Bowl in a non-domed stadium in a cold-weather city.

Among the finalists who didn’t get in were two with ties to the Indianapolis Colts and current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning — coach Tony Dungy and receiver Marvin Harrison.

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