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2012 NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists: Steelers' Jerome Bettis, Dermontti Dawson Await Decision

Four former Steelers could be part of the NFL Hall Of Fame's 2012 class.

At 5:30 PM on Saturday, the list of enshrinees to the 2012 NFL Hall Of Fame will be announced. Here are the finalists:

Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel, and Aeneas Williams

For Steelers fans, Jerome Bettis -- who racked up 13.662 career rushing yards, most of them with Pittsburgh -- heads the list. There's also Butler (a Pittsburgh native and a 1950s Steelers defensive back), Dawson (one of a long line of great Steelers centers) and Greene (who played with the Steelers from 1993 to 1995).

Dawson notes that he doesn't worry too much about whether he'll be enshrined, and says he's already happy with what he's achieved.

"A lot of people ask me about the process, but I don't spend energy on something I can't control," he said. "If it happens, it happens.

"Apparently, I've met the qualifications to potentially to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. It's great to be mentioned for the Hall of Fame. Believe me, I don't take it lightly.

There's nothing for him to do now but wait until Saturday evening.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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