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Warner, Seau among 113 Hall of Fame nominees
CLEVELAND, OH - CIRCA 1989: Al 'Bubba' Baker of the Cleveland Browns circa 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Pete J.Groh/Sporting News via Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JANUARY 05: Running back Shaun Alexander #37 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after the Seahawks defeated the Washington Redskins 35-14 during the NFC Wild Card game at Qwest Field on January 5, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
30 Sep 2001: Eric Allen #21 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the field during the game against the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders defeated the Seahawks 38-14.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 4: Morten Andersen #5 of the Atlanta Falcons connects on this game winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers at Georgia Dome on November 4, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta defeated San Francisco 20-16. (Photo by Rex Brown/Getty Images)
Tennessee Titans kicker Gary Anderson follows through on an extra point against the Denver Broncos Saturday December 25, 2004 at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee.The Broncos defeated the Titans 37 to 16. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson during game against the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, December 10, 2006. The Bengals defeated the Raiders, 27-10. (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - CIRCA 1991: Running back Otis Anderson #24 of the New York Giants streches before an NFL football game at Giant Stadium circa 1991 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Anderson played for the Cardinals from 1986-92. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
9 Nov 1997: Safety Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
WASHINGTON, DC - CIRCA 1993: Jeff Bostic #53 of the Washington Redskins circa 1993 in Washington, DC. Bostic played for the Redskins from 1980-93. (Photo by Bill Setliff/Sporting News via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 13: Defensive lineman Jerome Brown #99 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sideline during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Veterans Stadium on October 13, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Safety Joey Browner #47 of the Minnesota Vikings gets ready for the ball to be snapped during a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Stadium on September 15, 1985 in Tampa, Florida. The Vikings won 31 to 16. (Photo by Michael J. Minardi/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMEBR 29: Issac Bruce #80 of the St. Louis Rams during a NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 29, 1995 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Oakland Raiders running back Kenny King (33) carries the ball while Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Carl Hairston (78) gives chase during Super Bowl XV, a 27-10 Raiders victory on January 25, 1981, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Nate Fine/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Charles Haley #94 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes up against Leon Searcy #72 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XXX on January 28, 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl 27-17. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03: Safety Rodney Harrison #of the New England Patriots waits on the field before taking on the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 02: Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 2, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 14: Ken Harvey #57 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 14, 1997 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
20 Sep 1992: Offensive lineman Jay Hilgenberg of the Cleveland Browns looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won the game, 28-16.
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 23: Guard Chris Hinton #71 of the Atlanta Falcons runs to the field during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 23, 1990 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
OAKLAND - OCTOBER 21: Running back Priest Holmes #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs heads downfield during a game against the Oakland Raiders at McAfee Coliseum October 21, 2007 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Running back Edgerrin James #32 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - AUGUST 13: Jon Jansen #76 of the Washington Redskins watches from the sideline against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 13, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 19-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
IRVING, TX - JANUARY 7: Fullback Darryl Johnston #48 of the Dallas Cowboys runs upfield against the Philadelphia Eagles at Texas Stadium in the 1995 NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 7, 1996 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 30-11. (Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 4: Jevon Kearse #90 of the Tennessee Titans during a NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 4,2009 at Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael DeHoog/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: Mike Kenn #78 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on before a NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on September 13, 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
12-9-1988; (Special for Denver post; Auth.ED.John Hebersly); (SE7-Dec.8) Special--Coach Chuck Knox of the Seattle Seahawks turned his hat around to demonstrate blocking to a group of players during the NFL squad's training camp last year. (AP Lasercolor) (gds51527stf/gds)1988 (file photo dated July 22,1987); Knox, Chuck (Photo By The Denver Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 30: Jim Lachey #79 of the Washington Redskins looks on during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on December 30, 1990 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: New York Giants' Sean Landeta #5 celebrates with Bart Oates #65 after defeating the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30: Cornerback Ty Law #24 of the Kansas Chiefs in pregame against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium, The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey on December 30, 2007. Jets beat the Chiefs, 13-10, in overtime. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 22: Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the football against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 22: Cornerback Albert Lewis #29 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game aganst the Indianapolis Colts at the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum on October 22, 1995 in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 30-17. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
24 Dec 1995: Kicker Nick Lowery of the New York Jets looks on during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Saints won the game, 12-0. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneeers teammates John Lynch of the Denver Broncos (47) and Warren Sapp of the Oakland Raiders (99) visit after game at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, November 12, 2006. (Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 31: Dexter Manley #72 of the Washington Redskins handing off during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Charles Mann #71 of the Redskins looks on from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game November 21, 1993 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. Mann played for the Redskins from 1983-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
NFL player Kevin Mawae greets fans during the 2010 Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
PHOENIX - OCTOBER 8: Mark May #73 of the Washington Redskins looks on from the bench during the game against the Phoenix Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium on October 8, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Redskins won 30-28. (Photo by: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
13 Nov 1994: Cornerback Terry McDaniel of the Oakland Raiders stands on the sidelines during a game against the St. Louis Rams at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Raiders won the game 20-17.
CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 7: Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sideline during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Municipal Stadium on November 7, 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 17: Matt Millen #54 of the San Francisco 49ers watches the action from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game at Candlestick Park December 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. Millen played for the 49ers from 1989-90. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03: Linebacker Sam Mills #51 of the New Orleans Saints stops wide receiver Fred Barnett #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles at the Superdome in the 1992 NFC Wild Card Game on January 3, 1993 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Eagles defeated the Saints 36-20. (Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 7, 1984: Safety Don Rogers #20, and cornerback Frank Minnifield #31 of the Cleveland Browns walk on the sidelines during a game against New England Patriots on Sunday October 7, 1984 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. New England won 17-16. (Photo by: Paul Tepley/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC , JANUARY 12: Redskins defensive coordinator Richie Pettibon, center, talks with his linebacker Andre Collins, left, and Wilbur Marshall, right, during the Washington Redskins defeat of the Detroit Lions 41 - 10 in the NFC finals at RFK Stadium in Washington DC, January 12,1992. (Photo by Nancy Andrews/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 25, 1962: Head coach Buddy Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sidelines during a game on November 25, 1962 against the Cleveland Browns at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by: Tony Tomsic/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12: Orlando Pace #76 of the Chicago Bears looks on from the bench in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
1 Oct 2000: LeRoy Butler #36 of the Green Bay Packers walks on the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears defeated the Packers 27-24.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 10: Guard Will Shields #68 of the Kansas City Chiefs gets ready to block in a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on December 10, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - 1988: Chris Speilman #36 of the Ohio State University Buckeyes plays during a game circa 1988 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Ohio State/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
Football: Buffalo Bills Darryl Talley #56 victorious during game vs Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Joe Traver/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO. - DECEMBER 10: St. Louis Rams defender Keith Lyle (L) tries but can't stop Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Tasker from catching a six-yard pass from Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for a touchdown in the third quarter of their 10 December game against the Rams in St. Louis. Buffalo won 45-27. AFP PHOTO/Peter NEWCOMB (Photo credit should read PETER NEWCOMB/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 23: Bryant Young #97 of the San Francisco 49ers waves to the fans in his last career home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game at Monster Park on December 23, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
15 Nov 1998: Darren Woodson #28 of the Dallas Cowboys gets ready to move during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys defeated the Cardinals 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /Allsport
15 Sep 1996: Offensive lineman Steve Wisniewski of the Oakland Raiders looks on during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won the game, 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn
HONOLULU, HI- FEBRUARY 4: Buffalo Bills nose tackle Ted Washington #92 of the AFC walks on the field prior to playing against the NFC in the 2001 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 4, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 38-17. (Photo by Martin Morrow/Getty Images)
14 Nov 1999: Troy Vincent #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates on the field during a game against the Washington Redskins at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
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By BARRY WILNER

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.

A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the 113 nominees. A modern-era player or coach must be retired at least five consecutive seasons to be eligible.

The selection committee will choose 25 candidates as semifinalists in late November. That list will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists in early January. The 2015 class will be voted on the day before the Super Bowl.

One senior committee nominee, former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff, also will be on the ballot.

Between four and eight new members will be selected. Inductions will be in August at Canton, Ohio, site of the Hall of Fame.

Some other familiar names who have been nominated are running back Jerome Bettis, receivers Tim Brown and Marvin Harrison, guard Will Shields, defensive end/linebackers Charles Haley and Kevin Greene, safety John Lynch, and placekicker Morten Andersen. All were finalists in 2014.

Coaches Tony Dungy, a finalist last January, Bill Cowher, Don Coryell and Mike Holmgren also are among the 2015 nominees.

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