Pro Football Hall of Fame 2021 Inductee: Guard Alan Faneca

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The annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fameโ€™s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm EY tabulated all votes during the virtual meeting.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during โ€œthe greatest gathering of footballโ€ inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

ALAN FANECA

Guard โ€ฆ 6-4, 322 โ€ฆ Louisiana State โ€ฆ 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets,

2010 Arizona Cardinals

13 seasons, 206 games โ€ฆ First-round pick of Steelers (26thย player overall) in 1998 NFL Draft โ€ฆ Missed just one game in career โ€ฆ Earned starting role in sixth game of rookie season โ€ฆ Helped pave way for 1,000-yard rushing season by Jerome Bettis to earn All-Rookie acclaim โ€ฆ Key leader of Steelers team that captured four division titles, including three in four-year span โ€ฆ Helped Steelers post 10-plus wins five times, including regular-season records of 13-3 (2001) and 15-1 (2004) โ€ฆ Veteran leadership integral to Jets playoff run to reach AFC championship in 2009 โ€ฆ Named All-Pro (first team) six times (2001-02, 2004-07) and second team in 2003 and 2008 โ€ฆ All-AFC seven consecutive seasons, 2001-07 โ€ฆ Selected to nine consecutive Pro Bowls โ€ฆ Started 14 career playoff games, including at left guard in four AFC Championship Games and Super Bowl XL โ€ฆ Dominating run blocker, led way for teams that finished among the NFLโ€™s top 10 in rushing 11 times in 13 seasons โ€ฆ Blocked for nine 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers โ€ฆ Named to NFLโ€™s All-Decade Team of the 2000s โ€ฆ Born Dec. 7, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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