Jan 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Moderator and 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Aeneas Williams speaks during the Super Bowl XLVII Prep Sports Career Expo held inside Roussel Hall on the campus of Loyola University. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former Arizona Cardinal Aeneas Williams Just Misses Hall of Fame


It came down to the final vote.  Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams was cut on the final vote for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He was cut along with Michael Strahan, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, and Andre Reed.  Those who have been chosen to be inducted this year are Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, and Larry Allen.  Congratulations to all of them.

Williams had been announced earlier today as one of the 10 finalists.  Honestly, it was further than I thought he’d get, even though I personally believed he belongs.  Williams spent all his career with the Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams.

You can’t really argue much with those that did get selected.  I’m a little surprised Sapp got in before Haley though.  Either way, the 2013 class is well represented and I look forward to their inductions this summer.

If I had a vote on the final 10 and only five of them were allowed in (up to 7 could be inducted), I would have voted this way:

1. Carter 2. Parcells 3. Strahan 4. Haley 5. Williams.

The other two I would vote in given the chance would be Ogden and Allen.  Personally not a huge fan of Sapp.  I realize he had the stats but just don’t see him as a better representation of the NFL than Haley or Strahan.  Congrats to him though.

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