Retired for five years, this is the first year Favre is eligible for induction. Other individuals with strong Green Bay ties on the nominee list are WR Sterling Sharpe, S LeRoy Butler, S Darren Sharper and former head coach Mike Holmgren. Former Packers LB coach Kevin Greene, who has been a finalist in the past, remains on the nominee list as well.
Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this past summer and had his No. 4 jersey retired. His name and number will be added to the Lambeau Field facade with the franchise’s other retired numbers on Thanksgiving night.
Along with Favre, the biggest names league-wide who are being nominated for Canton for the first time are WR Terrell Owens and G Alan Faneca.
The list of nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 finalists in January.
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