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LeRoy Butler, Charles Woodson named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White (92) is congratulated by LeRoy Butler (36) after...
Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White (92) is congratulated by LeRoy Butler (36) after White sacked New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe in the second half of Super Bowl XXXI Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Teammate Santana Dotson (71) looks on. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 5:26 PM CST
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CANTON, Ohio. (WSAW) - LeRoy Butler and Charles Woodson are nearing enshrinement. Both players have been named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This is the second straight year Butler has been named a finalist.

Woodson is in his first year of eligibility.

Butler played 12 seasons in Green Bay. He became the first defensive back in NFL history to eclipse 20 interceptions and 20 sacks. Butler finished his career with 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks.

Butler was deemed the inventor of the Lambeau leap.

Woodson joined the packers in 2006 tallied 38 interceptions and 115 passes defended during his seven-season in Green Bay. Woodson was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 2008-2011 while with the Packers. He also led the league in interceptions in 2009 and 2011.

The 2021 class will be determined and announced during the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

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