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Four Former Steelers on College Football Hall of Fame 2025 Ballot

For former members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including Antwaan Randle-El, are on the 2025 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot.



Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El

Former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Flozell Adams, guard Alan Faneca, wide receiver Antwaan Randle-El and quarterback Michael Vick are on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2025, the National Football Foundation announced on Monday.

Adams and Randle El are on the ballot for the fourth consecutive year. Vick is in his second year on the ballot, while Faneca was nominated for the first time. Inside linebacker Levon Kirkland, who was on the ballot for three consecutive years from 2022-24, has dropped off. Cornerback Deon Figures was elected to the Class of 2024 last year.

Adams spent the 2010 season with the Steelers after playing for the Dallas Cowboys from 1998-2009. He started in Super Bowl XLV for the Steelers in his final NFL game.

Faneca played guard for the Steelers from 1998-2007 after being selected by the team in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of LSU. He won Super Bowl XL with the team, was an eight-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler, and is a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team, the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor, and the was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.

Steelers 2023 NFL Draft Alan Faneca

Former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alan Faneca announces Joey Porter Jr. as the Pittsburgh Steelers selection during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 28, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Before he was catching passes for the Steelers, Randle El was a First-Team All-American quarterback at Indiana. He passed for 7,469 yards and 42 touchdowns with 37 interceptions, while also rushing for 3,895 yards and 44 scores. Upon leaving Bloomington, Randle El became the first player in FBS history to pass for 6,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards in career.

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Vick spent the final season of his NFL career with the Steelers as a backup in 2015. Vick was the No. 1 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons coming out of Virginia Tech after a decorated college career. He spent his first six NFL seasons with the Falcons, but a dogfighting conviction caused him to spend three years away from the league. He returned in 2009 with he Philadelphia Eagles and won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2010.

In addition to the four players with direct Steelers ties, Craig Heyward, the father of Steelers Cam and Connor Heyward, is also on the ballot.

There are a total of 77 former FBS players on the ballot, comprised of eligible candidates that were named a first-team All-America choice during their playing career, played their final season of college football between 1973 and 2014 and is no longer playing professional football. Voting will take place through the end of June. The Class of 2025 will be announced in January.

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