Polamalu, Ward and Faneca Semi-Finalists For Hall of Fame

The Steelers safety is a first time nominee

Andrew Limberg
November 26, 2019 - 1:27 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Former Steelers Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward and Alana Faneca are among the 25 modern-era semifinalist to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s latest cut.

The list was trimmed from down from 122 nominees.

Safety Polamalu is among six other first-year eligible players to make the cut.

Wide Receiver Hines Ward is a semi-finalist for the Hall of Fame for the 4th time and guard Faneca is been a semi-finalist the past five years.

The list will be shortened once again to 15 finalists on January 2, 2020.

Five of those 15 players will be selected for the Hall of Fame by the Selection Committee during its annual meeting the day before Super Bowl LIV.

To honor the NFL’s 100th anniversary 20 total members will be selected, 10 senior players (a player who has been retired for more than 25 season), three contributors, who is someone other than a player or a coach and two coaches.

Polamalu an eight-time Pro Bowler and two time Super Bowl champion was the AP Defensive Player of the year in 2010.

In 158 total games with the Steelers Polamalu had a total of 32 interceptions and 7 fumble recoveries.

He had 581 solo tackles, 197 assists and 56 tackles for a loss.

 

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