Young Steelers Fan Recognized As 9 Millionth Visitor To The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

A young Pittsburgh Steelers fan received one of heck of surprise on Sunday as ten-year-old Alex Duff of York, Pa was recognized as the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 9 millionth visitor. Duff was there vacationing with his father Bob, mother Kristen, and older brother Joshua.

According to the official website, Duff was showered with prizes that included a lifetime pass to the Hall of Fame, a custom “9 million” t-shirt, a $1,000 gift card to the Hall of Fame store, and a copy of the new “PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK: Where Greatness Lives.” The site also says that Alex will be featured on a commemorative football card produced by Panini, the official trading card of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The legendary facility opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963 and has expanded several times over the years to 118,000 square feet of exhibit space. Currently there have been 273 people voted into the Hall of Fame and that includes the class of six that will be formally inducted during the Enshrinement Ceremony to be held in Canton\’s Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 4. Of those six, two will be former Steelers in Jack Butler and Dermontti Dawson.

You can watch the video reaction of Duff and his family here. It is quite fitting that a Steelers fan would be recognized on the 79th anniversary of the Steelers franchise.

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