Alan Faneca and Aliquippa native Ty Law among finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Alan Faneca, Ty Law are among the 15 finalists for Hall of Fame

Jeff Hathhorn
January 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Former Pittsburgh Steelers player Alan Faneca

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca and Aliquippa native Ty Law are among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Faneca was a number one pick of the Steelers in 1998 and played with them until 2007 before a couple of years with the Jets and a final year in Arizona.

“You are talking about guys who set the tone, not only for their team, but for the league,” Faneca told the NFL Network of what makes a Hall of Fame lineman.  “Guys who went out there week-in and week-out and year-in and year-out and laid it on the line, and it showed up.”

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“I went out there and laid it on the line and helped pave the way a little bit for the interior line to get respect,” Faneca continued with the NFL Network.  “When I joined the league, people thought anybody could get in there and play guard.  Now guard is kind of the premiere position with guys like me and Hutch (fellow finalist Steve Hutchinson) coming along and changing that mentality and that attitude.”

Law was a corner, safety, running back and wide receiver in the late 80s, early 90s with the Quips, winning a state title in 1991.  The versatile Law was also the MVP of the Aliquippa basketball team.

A starter as a freshman at the University of Michigan, Law was a first round pick of the New England Patriots in 1995 and also played with the Jets, Chiefs and Broncos.

The other finalists are Ravens safety Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez, Isaac Bruce, Edgerrin James, Champ Bailey, Steve Atwater, John Lynch, Tony Boselli, Hutchinson, Kevin Mawae, Richard Seymour, Don Coryell and Tom Flores.

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