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Aikman, White among Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White Wednesday were among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2006.

Aikman was a Super Bowl quarterback and MVP with the Dallas Cowboys. White was a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year during his career with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.

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They were joined by quarterback Warren Moon and running back Thurman Thomas as first-year candidates.

Other modern-era finalists include wide receivers Art Monk and Michael Irvin; linebackers Harry Carson and Derrick Thomas; defensive ends L.C. Greenwood and Claude Humphrey; and offensive linemen Russ Grimm, Bob Kuechenberg and Gary Zimmerman.

The senior committee's finalists are offensive tackle Rayfield Wright and coach/television analyst John Madden.

The Hall of Fame's Board of Selectors will meet in Detroit on Feb. 4 -- the day before Super Bowl XL -- to determine this year's Canton inductees.

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The 15 finalists were trimmed from an original list of 112 preliminary nominees. That group was reduced to 25 semifinalists.

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