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LeRoy Butler, Charles Woodson finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

FILE: LeRoy Butler jumps into the crowd following an interception in 1995. (AP Photo/Dan Currier)
FILE: LeRoy Butler jumps into the crowd following an interception in 1995. (AP Photo/Dan Currier)(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 6:31 AM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Two Green Bay Packers legends and fan favorites are Modern-Era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

LeRoy Butler and Charles Woodson are among 15 players in the running for a gold jacket and a spot in Canton.

Butler, a safety, racked up 38 career interceptions and 20.5 career sacks. He’s also known as the “inventor of the Lambeau Leap.” Butler was a crucial part of the 1997 Super Bowl championship team. He spent his entire career in Green Bay.

This is Butler’s second year as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson, a cornerback and safety, spent seven seasons in Green Bay and racked up 38 interceptions. He was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He holds a Green Bay Packers record of 10 defensive touchdowns. He also has the team record of nine pick sixes.

Woodson was part of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory in 2011.

This is Woodson’s first year as a finalist.

The Hall’s Selection Committee will meet Jan. 19 to vote in the next PHOF class. The committee will elect up to five Modern-Era players. They must get a minimum positive vote of 80 percent.

Here is the full list of Modern-Era finalists:

  • Jared Allen
  • Ronde Barber
  • Tony Boselli
  • LeRoy Butler
  • Alan Faneca
  • Torry Holt
  • Calvin Johnson
  • John Lynch
  • Peyton Manning
  • Clay Matthews, Sr.
  • Sam Mills
  • Richard Seymour
  • Zach Thomas
  • Reggie Wayne
  • Charles Woodson

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