The induction class will be decided in a vote of the selection committee on Jan.25, 2003, the day before the Super Bowl in San Diego. Among the others on the list of nominees are James Lofton, Art Monk, L.C. Greenwood, Harry Carson, Donnie Shell, Lester Hayes, Ray Guy and Art Modell--all of whom were on last year's list of 15 finalists.
Dent is a first-time nominee, joining running back Herschel Walker, quarterback Boomer Esiason, special-teams player and wide receiver Steve Tasker, tight end Brent Jones, offensive lineman Gary Zimmerman and linebacker Sam Mills.
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