For Pete's Sake

By: Pete Fierle

Pete Fierle, Manager - Digital Media/Communications
Pete's familiarity with the game's history is a result of spending two decades surrounded by the world's largest collection of pro football information. His many duties include overseeing the Hall's website as well as the day-to-day operation of the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center.


Jan 06, 2012

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This time of year is a busy time for us in Canton as we prepare for the upcoming election of the Class of 2012 in Indianapolis on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI.

We take a huge step toward that this Saturday with the announcements of our finalists. They will be revealed on NFL Network’s pre-game show sometime around 1:30 p.m. ET and we’ll have extensive coverage right here on

There will be 17 in all. Two of them we know already as they are the senior nominees – former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback from the 1950s Jack Butler, and guard Dick Stanfel who starred for the championship Detroit Lions teams of the early ‘50s and finished his career with the Washington Redskins.

The other 15 will come from the list of 26 semifinalists we announced in November. Take a look at the list and add your comments with who you would include as the 15.