Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 class.
Lewis, who is in his first year of eligibility, made the first set of cuts from 108 candidates to 27.
First-year eligible players included on the semifinals list with Lewis are defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebacker Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour.
12 offensive players, 13 defensive players and two coaches made the cut. However, there are no quarterbacks on the list.
All ties for the 25th spot also advance.
In January, members of the Hall of Fame committee will then narrow the modern-era list down to 15. Nominees must receive 80 percent "yes" votes to make the cut.
The selection committee will then meet for a final time on February 3, the day before Super Bowl LII, to select the 2018 class.
Lewis and Moss are considered shoo-ins.
Lewis played his entire 17-year career with the team after the Ravens drafted him 26th in the 1996 draft. During his 17 years, he won two Super Bowls, won Super Bowl XXXV MVP, was named to 13 Pro Bowls, a seven-time First-Team All-Pro, was a two-time Defensive Player of the year winner, won eight Defensive Player of the Week awards, played in 228 career games, made 1,336 tackles, had 41.5 sacks and 31 interceptions.
Players must be retired from the league for five years to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.