NFL Hall of Fame 2013 finalists: Warren Sapp among nominees

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Warren Sapp played nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and helped the team win Super Bowl XXXVII.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will name its Class of 2013 on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET and among the nominees is former Miami Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

Of the 15 modern-era nominees, only five can be enshrined, while the two senior nominees, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson can be elected as well to create a maximum class of seven inductees. To be inducted a nominee must receive at least 80 percent approval from the selection committee.

Sapp, 40, was a two-time All-American at Miami (Fla.) before he was selected with the No. 12 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. He played nine seasons with the team, including a win in Super Bowl XXXVII, before he joined the Oakland Raiders in 2004. He retired after 13 seasons in the NFL in which he made seven Pro Bowls and was a four-time All-Pro.

Also nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame are receivers Tim Brown and Cris Carter. Brown played several seasons with the Raiders before joining the Buccaneers in the tail end of his career, while Carter joined the Miami Dolphins after 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Class of 2013 announcement will be aired on the NFL Network.

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