The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame announced the 36 finalists for the 2016 class Friday.
The nominees receiving the highest number of votes in their respective categories will be forwarded to the Hall of Fame Honors Court, which will meet in September to select the class.
Highlighting the finalists are former Northside football head coach Conrad Nix, former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and former Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren, former Georgia Bulldogs and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, former Fort Valley State and NFL linebacker Greg Lloyd and current Georgia golf head coach Chris Haack.
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