DICK VERMEIL, Carl Hairston, Troy Vincent and Herschel Walker are among 12 modern-era candidates with ties to the Eagles who were nominated for the 2012 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Vermeil coached the Birds from 1976-82. Hairston, a defensive tackle, was with the team from '76-'83. Vincent, a cornerback, was an Eagle from 1996-2003, and Walker, a running back, played with Philly from '92-'94.
They join cornerback Eric Allen ('88-'94), kicker Gary Anderson ('95-'96), wide receiver Cris Carter ('87-'89), running back/return man Brian Mitchell ('02-'04), and running back Ricky Waters ('95-'97).