Brett Favre leads Pro Football Hall of Fame class

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Packers quarterback Brett Favre was one of eight players named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO — Brett Favre, the Packers’ star quarterback who retired as the league’s all-time leading passer, led an eight-person Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday night.

In addition to Favre, the Hall chose the Colts’ Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison, who helped defeat the Bears in the Super Bowl nine years ago. Tackle Orlando Pace, 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene were named to the Hall, too.

Former Bears assistant Dick Stanfel made the Hall as a Lions and Redskins player, while the Seniors Committee also selected former Raiders great, quarterback Ken Stabler.

Both Seniors candidates received at least 80 percent of the vote, conducted during an all-day meeting earlier Saturday.

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