Packers great Charles Woodson named 2021 Hall of Fame candidate

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

Charles Woodson and Peyton Manning are among 14 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Joining the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and the star cornerback/safety on the ballot are receivers Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker and Roddy White; running back Steven Jackson; tight end Heath Miller; offensive linemen D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Logan Mankins; defensive linemen Jared Allen,Justin Tuck and Kevin Williams; linebacker Jerod Mayo; and defensive back Charles Tillman.

In all, there are 130 nominees for five modern-era spots.

Enshrinement at the hall in Canton, Ohio, will take place next August.

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