DENVER (AP) - Tight end Shannon Sharpe, coach Dan Reeves and five other former members of the Denver Broncos are among 133 people nominated for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame's 2009 class.
Other former broncos on the list, released Tuesday, are safety Steve Atwater, running back Terrell Davis, linebacker Tom Jackson, linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and cornerback Louis Wright.
This is Sharpe's first year of eligibility.
The list of 133 nominees will be narrowed to 25 semifinalists next month, then to 15 finalists. Between four and seven inductees will be chosen in January from among those 15 and two senior nominees, Bob Hayes and Claude Humphrey.
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