SANTA CLARA -- Four of the 25 semifinalists for next year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class have 49ers' roots: Eddie DeBartolo, Roger Craig, Charles Haley and Kevin Greene.
Semifinalists from the Raiders include guard Stephen Wisniewski (1989-2001) and wideout Tim Brown (1988-2003).
Those 25 modern-era semifinalists were chosen out of 126 nominees, and 15 finalists will be announced Jan. 8 (NFL Network, 7 p.m.). The 2014 Hall of Fame class will be announced on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII.
DeBartolo, the 49ers' owner from 1977-2000, has been a finalist each of the past two years, and so has Greene, a linebacker and defensive end who completed his career with the 49ers in 1997.
Haley, a pass-rushing menace for the 49ers from 1986-91 and in 1999, has reached the finalist stage each of the past four years.
Craig, a versatile offensive weapon from 1983-90 for the 49ers, is seeking to become a finalist for a second time (2010). He concluded his outstanding career with the Raiders in 1991 and Minnesota Vikings in 1992-93.
Among this year's first-time eligible semifinalists: linebacker Derrick Brooks, coach Tony Dungy, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, and tackle Walter Jones.
Here is the complete list of 25 semifinalists:
Morten Andersen, K — 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Atwater, S — 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
Jerome Bettis, RB — 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Derrick Brooks, LB — 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tim Brown, WR/KR — 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Don Coryell, Coach — 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Roger Craig, RB — 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
Terrell Davis, RB — 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner — 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Tony Dungy, Coach — 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Greene, LB/DE — 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Charles Haley, DE/LB — 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Marvin Harrison, WR — 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts
Joe Jacoby, T — 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Jimmy Johnson, Coach — 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins
Walter Jones, — T — 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks
John Lynch, FS — 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Karl Mecklenburg, LB — 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Andre Reed, WR — 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Will Shields, G — 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
Michael Strahan, DE — 1993-2007 New York Giants
Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner — 1989-2006 National Football League
Aeneas Williams, CB/S — 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
Steve Wisniewski, G — 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
George Young, Contributor — 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League