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2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class: Michael Strahan doesn't make it in

The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 was announced on Saturday, and Houston native Michael Strahan didn't make it in.


The Pro Football Hall of Fame class for 2013 was announced on Saturday, and there is one person with ties to Houston making it into the hall. Former nose tackle Curly Culp was one of the seven inductees, making it in with Dave Robinson as part of the senior class voting process.

Culp spent parts of seven seasons with the Houston Oilers during his time in the league from the late 60's to the early 80's. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro.

The other finalist with Houston ties was Michael Strahan, but he didn't make the cut. It was Strahan's first time on the ballot after 14 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants. He set the single-season sack record with 22-1/2 sacks in 16 games back in 2001.

Culp and Robinson were joined by five others, including Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp. Carter and Parcells are making it in after multiple tries as finalists: Carter was going for his sixth, Parcells for his second. Sapp, Allen and Ogden made it on their first try.

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