Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016: Complete List of NFL Inductees to Canton

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Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016: Complete List of NFL Inductees to Canton
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The Super Bowl highlights the NFL's biggest weekend of the year, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame took center stage Saturday night by honoring eight legends of the sport. 

Highlighting the eight-person class, three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre will take his place in Canton, Ohio, in his first year on the ballot, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.  

There were 15 finalists from the modern era on this year's ballot, released Jan. 7. The Hall of Fame selection committee was charged with the difficult task of winnowing down that group to determine the best of the best in football history. 

Finding flaws with the list of nominees is impossible, as all of them have a strong case to be included among football's most historic group. 

Here's the full list of players, coaches and executives who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the first weekend in August.

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