For the first time, former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf has been named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall released its list of 26 modern-era semifinalists on Tuesday out of 105 preliminary nominees. Wolf had been on the preliminary list before but had never advanced in the process.
The list of 26 semifinalists will be reduced to 15 finalists, plus two Seniors Committee nominees, in January, with the 2012 class being selected on Super Bowl weekend.
Also advancing to semifinalist for the first time is Clay Matthews, father of the Packers outside linebacker. The elder Matthews played 19 seasons for the Browns (1978-93) and Falcons (1994-96).
Kevin Greene, the Packers outside linebackers coach, is also a semifinalist for the fifth straight year. Greene’s 160 career sacks are the most in league history by a linebacker and the third most all-time.
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