NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith, the NFL's career receiving and rushing leaders, are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Rice and Smith are considered virtual locks to be voted into the Hall on Feb. 6, the day before the Super Bowl. The Class of 2010 will be inducted in August in Canton, Ohio.
Rice finished his career with 1,549 catches for 22,895 yards and 197 touchdowns. He is a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year. Smith rushed for 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns. He also caught 515 passes and scored on 10 receptions. Smith was the league MVP in 1993. Each of them won three Super Bowls, with Rice the game's MVP in 1989 and Smith in 1994.