Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens are one step closer to Canton.
On Wednesday evening, the two former Eagles were named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. Dawkins is in his first year of eligibility, while Owens was a finalist last year.
"This is all very humbling to me. Extremely humbling," Dawkins said. "It's a blessing just to have an opportunity like this in the first place. Growing up in Florida, I never thought there would be a day when I would have a conversation with anybody about any Hall of Fame, let along the Pro Football Hall of Fame."
The finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced in early January. The Class of 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, February 4.
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