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Predicting The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

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The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was officially announced the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. Now, the voters have begun to look ahead toward the next set of NFL players and contributors who will be enshrined in 2015. Here are my 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame predictions.

Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Owner, San Francisco 49ers (1977-2000)

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Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Owner, San Francisco 49ers (1977-2000)

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Eddie DeBartolo’s San Francisco 49ers teams were winners of five Super Bowls in a span of 14 seasons. Under his ownership, the 49ers were the team of the decade in the 1980s. During that decade, the 49ers recorded the highest winning percentage over a ten-year span of any team for any decade in the history of professional football.

Tony Dungy, Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001, Indianapolis Colts (2002-08)

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Tony Dungy, Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001, Indianapolis Colts (2002-08)

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Tony Dungy coached the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001 and helped them become a consistent winner. He then took over as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. From 2002 to 2008, he posted seven consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins. His victory in Super Bowl XLI made him the first African-American coach to win the Super Bowl.

Randy Gradishar, LB, Denver Broncos (1974-83)

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Randy Gradishar, LB, Denver Broncos (1974-83)

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The leader of Denver's "Orange Crush" defense in the 1970s, Randy Gradishar proved he was a great player early in his career by making the Pro Bowl in just his second season. Gradishar is one of the most underrated defenders ever as he made the Pro Bowl seven times and helped Denver reach its first Super Bowl in franchise history (XII).

Charles Haley, DE-OLB, San Francisco 49ers (1986-91, 1998-99), Dallas Cowboys (1992-96)

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Charles Haley, DE-OLB, San Francisco 49ers (1986-91, 1998-99), Dallas Cowboys (1992-96)

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Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history to have been a member of five Super Bowl winning teams. He won back-to-back Super Bowls with the 49ers in 1988 and 1989 and three in four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys from 1992 to 1995. Haley made five Pro Bowl appearances and recorded 100.5 career sacks, proving that he was a major contributor.

Marvin Harrison, WR, Indianapolis Colts (1996-2008)

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Marvin Harrison, WR, Indianapolis Colts (1996-2008)

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Marvin Harrison was one of the most dominant wide receivers in NFL history. He spent his entire 12-year career with the Indianapolis Colts, mostly with Peyton Manning as the quarterback. In 2006, Harrison hoisted his only Lombardi Trophy after the Colts won Super XLI. Harrison led the NFL is receiving yards in 1999 and 2002 and also led the NFL in receptions in 2000 and 2002. Harrison currently has the second most receptions of all time.

Junior Seau, LB, San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-05), New England Patriots (2006-09)

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Junior Seau, LB, San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-05), New England Patriots (2006-09)

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The best at his position for many years with the San Diego Chargers, Junior Seau played the game until the age of 40 as an outside linebacker. He was a durable player, missing just 25 starts in his 268-game career. Seau made 12 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 1991-2002, all with San Diego. He helped San Diego get to their only Super Bowl appearance in 1994 and helped the 2007 Patriots earn the first 16-0 regular season record.

Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis Rams (1998-2003), New York Giants (2004), Arizona Cardinals (2005-09)

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Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis Rams (1998-2003), New York Giants (2004), Arizona Cardinals (2005-09)

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Kurt Warner led both the Rams and Cardinals, two hapless franchises, to the Super Bowl. In 1999, he had one of the greatest seasons ever and turned a 3-13 team in 1998 to Super Bowl XXXIV champions, where he was Super Bowl MVP. Warner also guided the Rams to Super Bowl XXXVI. As a Cardinal, Warner got Arizona to their only Super Bowl appearance to date. Warner has posted the top three passing performances in Super Bowl history.

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