As the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee met Tuesday, The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette made the case for former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca.
Bouchette listed Faneca’s career accomplishments, of which there are many, and compared him to others league-wide and at his positions with similar credentials, demonstrating how it is long past time the six-time All-Pro received the football’s highest honor.
The HOF Selection Committee is meeting virtually today to discuss the candidates for the #PFHOF21 Class.— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 19, 2021
Next up: Selector @EdBouchette presented on behalf of Modern-Era Player Finalist @afan66.@steelers pic.twitter.com/qeyR4TQB7r
Selected in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of LSU, Faneca spent the first decade of his career in Pittsburgh before closing with the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.
Faneca missed just two games over his 13-year career, was selected to nine-straight Pro Bowls and named First-Team All-Pro six times. He was also named to the All-Decade team of the 2000s and won Super Bowl XL with the Steelers.
The Class of 2021 will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 8, 2021.