Bettis, Greene, HOF semifinalists

Former Steelers' running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene are among the 26 Modern-Era semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  

Bettis, who has been a finalist the previous four years, rushed for 10,571 yards with the Steelers, and amassed 13,662 career yards overall in his career, ranking sixth all-time in the NFL. He was the Steelers leading rusher from 1996-2001 and in 2003-04, and posted 50 100-yard games with the Steelers. He was voted to the Pro Bowl six times and capped his career by helping to lead the Steelers to a Super Bowl XL Championship.

Photos from the career of former Steelers LB Kevin Greene.

Greene, a finalist the last three years, played 15 seasons in the NFL, three of them with the Steelers (1993-95). He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1985, and soared to success his fourth NFL season when he finished the year with 16.5 sacks. In his three seasons with the Steelers he had 35.5 sacks and two Pro Bowl selections. He finished his career with 160 sacks, 26 fumble recoveries, five interceptions, and recorded three safeties.

The list will be whittled down to 15 finalists, and three additional will be added which include the Contributor Finalists and Seniors Committee nominee. The finalists will be announced on January 8. The Class of 2015 will be announced in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 as a part of Super Bowl XLIX weekend.

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