NFL Hall Of Fame 2011: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders Among Inductees

Former Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf will not be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Roaf made it past the first cut -- from 15 to 10 finalists -- but was not part of the final cut.

Your 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famers: Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe. Chris Hanburger and Les Richter were senior selections.

Deion Sanders seemed to be a lock and Marshall Faulk had a very good shot. Sharpe has been denied in the past so, even though he's from the rival Denver Broncos, I'm glad to see him get in.

The most debated member was Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films. To me, his contribution is incredibly huge considering how much of the game he's preserved. 

The class of 2012 will include another Chief -- Will Shields -- so, hey, it's possible we see two Chiefs make it next year. 

Here's the view of the Hall of Fame announcement from my seat:

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