Former University of Kentucky and Bryan Station standout Dermontti Dawson is among 17 finalists for potential enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when voting takes place Saturday.
The other finalists under consideration are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel and Aeneas Williams.
Dawson, an All-Pro center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a finalist for the fourth time.
Dawson started every game at center for the Steelers from 1989-1998. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro in his 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Steelers.
In order to be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum of 80 percent of the votes from the Hall of Fame's 44-person selection committee.
A minimum of four and maximum of seven new members can be voted into the Canton, Ohio, shrine in one year.