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This July 30, 2016, file photo shows former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard, gesturing during a press conference at the Washington Redskins NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va. This July 30, 2016, file photo shows former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard, gesturing during a press conference at the Washington Redskins NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Longtime general manager and personnel administrator Bobby Beathard is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the contributors category.

Beathard helped build strong teams in football stops in Kansas City (1966-67), Miami (1972-77), Washington (1978-1988) and San Diego (1990-99). He also worked for the Atlanta Falcons (1968-1971).

His teams won 10 division titles, seven league or conference championships and four Super Bowls (two with the Dolphins, two with the Redskins.

“There’s nothing I love more than football,” Beathard said Friday when told of the nomination. “I feel like I’ve gone through life without a job and got paid for it.”

To be elected next February, Beathard must receive the same 80 percent voting support he got from the contributors committee when the entire 48-member selection committee votes in Minneapolis.

Previously, linebacker Robert Brazile and offensive tackle Jerry Kramer were chosen as finalists by the seniors committee.

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