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Steve McMichael takes a step closer to the Pro Football Hall of Fame


CANTON, Ohio — One of the most popular and charismatic players in the history of the Chicago Bears is another step closer to Canton.

On Thursday afternoon, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Steve McMichael is one of 12 players in the Seniors category that have moved on to the next round of voting for the Class of 2024.

Players in this category must have played their last game no later than the 1988 season.

The former defensive tackle had been one of 31 semifinalists for that honor in a vote by the Seniors Committee on July 12. Now that same group will meet on August 22 to decide the three players that will be in final consideration for the Class of 2024.

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