Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member Larry Allen has been named one of six first-year eligible semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
One of the best offensive linemen of his time, if not all time, Allen was named to 11 Pro Bowls over his 14 years in the NFL. He was also named All-Pro seven times, is a member of both the 1990s and 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, and won a Super Bowl Champion as a member of the Cowboys in 1995.
Aside from Allen, kicker Morten Anderson, safety John Lynch, offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden and defensive linemen Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp have been named semifinalists in their first year of eligibility. There are a total of 27 semifinalists in all, a list that includes other notable former Cowboys Charles Haley and Bill Parcells.
The pool of 27 will be trimmed to 15 finalists in January and the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be announced in the week leading up to the Super Bowl in February.
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