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Brown, Parcells, Marion Finalists For Patriots Hall Of Fame

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Troy Brown #80 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game on January 21, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Troy Brown #80 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game on January 21, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Troy Brown, Bill Parcells and Fred Marion are this year’s finalists to make The Hall At Patriots Place, the team announced Wednesday.

Brown, in his first year of eligibility for the Hall, joins second-time finalist Parcells and first-year nominee Marion.

Fans can vote on which individual deserves induction at Patriots.com until May 31.

Brown spent his entire 15-season career with the Patriots, 10 of which ended with a playoff berth. He won three Super Bowls and retired as the team’s leading receiver with 557 career receptions and leading punt returner with 252 returns for 2,625 yards and three touchdowns. He transitioned into a part-time defensive player later in his career as well, becoming the first Patriot to record a reception and interception in the same game.

Parcells coached the team for a short time (1993-96) but during a crucial transition period for the franchise. He led the team to two double-digit win seasons and to a Super Bowl, winning Coach Of The Year in 1994.

Marion spent his entire 10-year career with the Patriots, setting the franchise record for interception return yards with 189 in 1985. His most memorable moment came in the 1985 AFC Championship Game, when he intercepted a Dan Marino pass at the 4-yard line.

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