Former Steelers offensive guard Alan Faneca has been named as one of 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Faneca was also a finalist in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Steelers’ first-round pick out of LSU in 1998, Faneca played 13 NFL seasons, spending his first 10 years in Pittsburgh from 1998-07, taking part the team’s Super Bowl XL victory.
Over the course of his career, Faneca was named to nine Pro Bowls, was a six-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time second-team All-Pro. He was named to the NFL’s 2000s all-decade team and the Steelers’ All-Time Team.
Faneca joins teammate Troy Polamalu among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2020. From the 15 finalists, five will be selected to be inducted in the Class of 2020, with the selection taking place the day before Super Bowl LIV. The Class of 2020 has been called the Centennial Class, to honor the NFL’s 100th anniversary, and will also include 10 senior nominees, three contributors and two coaches.
Former Steelers coaches Bill Cowher and Buddy Parker and safety Donnie Shell have been nominated in the coaches and senior players’ categories.