via press release:
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011 ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TIME EVER IN PRIMETIME ON NFL NETWORK
CLASS OF 2011 UNVEILED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 7:00 PM ET PRIOR TO SUPER BOWL XLV IN NORTH TEXAS
Hall of Fame finalists include Faulk, Sanders and Sabol
In a special ceremony the day before Super Bowl XLV, NFL Network announces the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees for the first time ever in primetime on Saturday, February 5 at 7:00 PM ET on Road to Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2011 presented by Van Heusen. Finalists for the class of 2011 include NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders, and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol. For a full list of the 2011 finalists, please visit www.profootballhof.com.
From a brand new set at the Super Bowl Media Center in North Texas, Rich Eisen hosts alongside Hall of Famers Michael Irvin, Rod Woodson and Steve Young. They will be joined by the new enshrinees and current Hall of Fame members for interviews. In addition, the show will cover the process that determines who is inducted and the toughest decisions that were made this year.
Portions of the announcement ceremony will also be available live on NFL.com.
For the second consecutive year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has teamed up with Van Heusen and JCPenney to allow fans to select who they believe should be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To participate, please visit www.fanschoice.com.
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