Two former Green Bay Packers were named semifinalists for the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Charles Woodson joints Peyton Manning, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson as first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists.
Former Packers safety Leroy Butler is also a semifinalist for the fourth time.
Woodson spent 18 years in the NFL with Oakland and Green Bay and won a Super Bowl with the Packers. He was named All-Pro three times.
Candidates will be trimmed to 15 modern-day finalists who will be considered for entry by the selection committee during Super Bowl week in February. Inductions are scheduled for next August, when the 2020 class and a special centennial class also will be enshrined after the COVID-19 pandemic forced postponement of those ceremonies last summer.