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Former 49ers pass-rusher Charles Haley and versatile running back Roger Craig were named Tuesday night among 26 semifinalists for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Both Haley and Craig have previously been selected as finalists. The list of 26 semifinalists will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists. Then, on the eve of the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, the selection committee will chose from four to eight new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Haley played for the 49ers from 1986 to 1991 and again in 1999. He holds the NFL record for most Super Bowl victories by a player. He won two with the 49ers and three more with the Dallas Cowboys. He had 100.5 career sacks.
Craig was the first player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Marshall Faulk is the only other player to achieve that milestone.
Craig had 8,189 yards and 56 touchdowns rushing. He also caught 566 passes for 4,911 yards and 17 touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, Craig ranked in the Top 20 in career leaders in receptions and rushing yards.
Other finalists who played for the 49ers at the ends of their careers are defensive end/linebacker Kevin Greene and wide receiver Isaac Bruce.
Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, a three-time Hall of Fame finalist, was not included as one of two individuals selected as part of the new “contributors” classification for enshrinement.
Longtime NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf were selected as contributor finalists.