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Art Modell Among Finalists For Hall Of Fame Special Centennial Class

CANTON, Oh. (AP/WJZ) -- Late Ravens owner Art Modell is among the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's special centennial class.

A 25-member panel of pro football experts is charged with selecting 10 senior players, two coaches and three contributors who will be inducted into the shrine in Canton, Ohio, next year as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season.

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10 Dec 2000: Owner Art Modell of the Baltimore Ravens is Honored for being involved in the NFL for 40 years before the game against the San Diego Chargers at The PSINet Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Chargers 24-3.Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

Several Hall of Famers including John Madden, Ron Wolf and Bill Polian are on the committee that in January will vote for the inductees.

Modell is celebrated for bringing football back to Baltimore after moving the Cleveland Browns in 1996.

Modell has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the past. He died in 2012 at the age of 87.

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