Over the last few years, there has been a groundswell of support building for Steelers scout Bill Nunn’s Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy.
Nunn, the Steelers legendary scout that help put together four Super Bowl teams and earned six rings as part of the organization, died in 2014, but the efforts to immortalize his contributions to the Steelers and football did not slow down.
Tuesday, those efforts came to a head, as Nunn was formally nominated as the contributors committee’s lone finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
Art Rooney II, the Steelers president, released the following statement on Nunn’s nomination:
I am beyond thrilled to hear Bill Nunn has been selected a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor. Bill’s contributions to the Steelers were extraordinary over the 46 years he was part of the organization. He was a special person that was a close friend and mentor before his passing in 2014. His lessons and stories are still evident in our everyday work.
I look forward to hopefully celebrating his induction next year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His legacy and career deserve to be recognized with the greatest individual honor in football, and we are excited he was chosen by the contributor committee as a finalist.