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Southern's Aeneas Williams among 7 elected to Hall of Fame

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago February 01, 2014 Feb 1, 2014 Saturday, February 01 2014 February 01, 2014 5:19 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK -  Former Southern Jaguar great Aeneas Williams was recognized for his play at the professional level.  Williams was one of seven NFL veterans elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The 2014 class was unveiled as a part of Super Bowl Weekend in New York.

Along with Williams, Ray Guy was added to the Hall's newest group of selected players.  Guy has become the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Joining the long-time Oakland Raider were two first-time eligible players, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter Jones.

The class of 2014 also included defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed and defensive end Claude Humphrey, who like Guy was a senior selection.

The announcement was made Saturday night at NFL Honors, less than 24 hours before the Denver Broncos meet the Seattle Seahawks in the first Super Bowl in a non-domed stadium in a cold-weather city.

Among the finalists who didn't get in were two with ties to the Indianapolis Colts and current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning - coach Tony Dungy and receiver Marvin Harrison.

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