2 former Pittsburgh Steelers named finalists for 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

2 former Pittsburgh Steelers named finalists for 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame class
Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca were named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca were named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

The announcement was made Thursday night, as the field for “modern-era” nominees was trimmed from 25 to 15.

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Polamalu was the first name announced, and he is trying to become the latest first-ballot Hall of Famer who donned the black and gold for his entire career.

Notable cuts from the semi-finalists included another Steeler great: Hines Ward.

Below are all of the finalists, released by the league:

  • Steve Atwater, Safety – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
  • Tony Boselli, Tackle – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Isaac Bruce, Wide Receiver – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
  • LeRoy Butler, Safety – 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
  • Alan Faneca, Guard – 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
  • Torry Holt, Wide Receiver – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Steve Hutchinson, Guard – 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans
  • Edgerrin James, Running Back – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
  • John Lynch, Free Safety – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
  • Sam Mills, Linebacker – 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers
  • Troy Polamalu, Safety – 2003-2014 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Richard Seymour, Defensive End/Defensive Tackle – 2001-08 New England Patriots, 2009-2012 Oakland Raiders
  • Zach Thomas, Linebacker – 1996-2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Dallas Cowboys
  • Reggie Wayne, Wide Receiver – 2001-2014 Indianapolis Colts
  • Bryant Young, Defensive Tackle – 1994-2007 San Francisco 49ers

The Class of 2020 will be announced on Feb. 1, the day before Super Bowl LIV.

For more information on the finalists, click here.

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