NFL Hall of Fame 2013 finalists: Michael Strahan, Carley Culp up for Hall

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

A pair of former players with Houston ties could get the call to the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2013 on Saturday.

There are 17 finalists in total, with two having ties to Houston.

Michael Strahan, who was born in Houston, is one of the 17 finalists. Strahan spent 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the New York Giants. In 2001, Strahan set the single-season sack record with 22 1/2 sacks in 16 games. In his career, Strahan recorded 141 1/2 sacks in 216 games. He was a four-time First Team All-Pro.

Another finalist with Houston ties is former nose tackle Curley Culp. Culp spent 14 seasons in the NFL from 1968 through 1981. He played parts of seven seasons with the Houston Oilers. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and was named a First Team All-Pro once.

Here are the finalists for the Class of 2013:

  • G/T Larry Allen
  • RB Jerome Bettis
  • WR Tim Brown
  • WR Cris Carter
  • DT Curley Culp
  • Owner Edward J. Debartolo Jr.
  • LB/DE Kevin Greene
  • DE/LB Charles Haley
  • Owner Art Modell
  • T Jonathan Ogden
  • Coach Bill Parcells
  • WR Andre Reed
  • LB David Robinson
  • DT Warren Sapp
  • G Will Shields
  • DE Michael Strahan
  • CB/S Aeneas Williams

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