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NFL Hall of Fame finalists 2013: 2 players with Philly ties

Of the 17 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists, two former players have ties to the city of Philadelphia.

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There are two former professional football players out of the 17 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2013 with ties to the city of Philadelphia. They are wide receiver Chris Carter and linebacker Dave Robinson.

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Carter was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round in 1987. He played three seasons for the Eagles before he was released by head coach Buddy Ryan. He did lead the team in 1988 with 11 touchdowns, though. He signed with the Vikings, where he became a household name, for the 1990 season and stayed there through the 2001 season. He retired after 2002 with Miami, finishing his distinguished career as an eight-time Pro Bowl player, a two-time first-team All Pro, won the Bart Starr Man of the Year award in '94 and the Walter Peyton Man of the Year award in '99. His jersey is also retired with the Vikings.

Robinson didn't play for the Eagles, but he played his college football at Penn State. During his time at Penn State, Robinson played offensive tackle and defensive end. The team went 24-8 under head coach Rib Engle and then-assistant coach Joe Paterno. Robinson was an All-American, he was the Newark Athletic Club's College Player of the Year and was named the College Lineman of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. He played for the Packers and Redskins in the NFL.