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Jerome Bettis A Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2012 Semifinalist

Former Steelers Jerome Bettis, Dermontti Dawson, Kevin Greene and Donnie Shell are among the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class of 2012 semifinalists. The list of 26 will be cut to 15 finalists in January, and then a list of four to seven players to be enshrined will be announced the day before the Super Bowl.

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The two first-year-eligible candidates are Bill Parcells (who counts despite having been a finalist in 2001 and 2002 before his return to coach the Cowboys in 2003) and Will Shields.

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Here's the full list of semifinalists.

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Steve Atwater, S
Jerome Bettis, RB
Tim Brown, WR/KR
Cris Carter, WR
Don Coryell, Coach
Roger Craig, RB
Terrell Davis, RB
Dermontti Dawson, C
Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner
Chris Doleman, DE/LB
Kevin Greene, LB/DE
Charles Haley, DE/LB
Cortez Kennedy, DT
Curtis Martin, RB
Clay Matthews, LB
Karl Mecklenburg, LB
Bill Parcells, Coach
Andre Reed, WR
Willie Roaf, T
Donnie Shell, S
Will Shields, G
Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner
Steve Tasker, ST/WR
Aeneas Williams, CB/S
Ron Wolf, Contributor
George Young, Contributor

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.