BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
New Orleans native Peyton Manning is among the four first-year candidates among the 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021.
Defensive end Jared Allen, receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive back Charles Woodson join Manning as among the group of first-year nominees to make the list.
Four others — cornerback Eric Allen, tackle Willie Anderson, linebacker Cornelius Bennett and safety Rodney Harrison — were named semifinalists for the first time, though they had been previously eligible for the Hall of Fame.
The 17 other semifinalists have advanced to this stage...