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Favre, Owens, Faneca among 1st-year nominees


CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are among the 108 modern-day nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.

All three are first-time nominees in voting that will culminate Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl.

Favre retired as the NFL's leading career passer in most categories. Owens was one of the league's most prolific and dynamic receivers for most of his 15 pro seasons. Faneca was an elite blocker who made six All-Pro teams at guard in his 13 seasons.

Other first-year-eligible nominees are safety Lawyer Milloy; running backs Brian Westbrook and Clinton Portis; place-kicker John Carney; and linebackers Keith Bulluck and Mike Vrabel.

Already nominated by the seniors committee are Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel. The 2016 contributor candidate is former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

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