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Alan Faneca, Kevin Greene Named HOF Semifinalists

Two Pittsburgh Steelers have made the cut on the Pro Football Hall Of Fame’s semifinalist list. The original list of 108 has been whittled down to 25 with guard Alan Faneca and outside linebacker Kevin Greene included. Faneca is in his first year on the ballot, made seven Pro Bowls…


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Alan Faneca Nominated For 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Though it comes as no surprise, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard Alan Faneca has been named as one of 108 modern era nominees for the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. Faneca, in his first year on the ballot, joins 18 other offensive line to make the initial list. Other notable offensive…


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Jerome Bettis On Levon Kirkland: “I Was Just Like, ‘Wow'”

When discussing Jerome Bettis, it’s tough to find a running back who was tougher to bring down in NFL history. Weighing in at over 250 pounds during his playing days, the affectionately nicknamed “Bus,” was a beast on the football field. Bettis showed a rare combination of strength, size, vision…


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Where Are They Now? LB Levon Kirkland

When one thinks of the Steelers, both past and present, one tends to think of their linebackers the same way one views a peanut butter sandwich without jelly: the two just go hand-in-hand. One of their greats from the 90s Steelers teams was Levon Kirkland, the 6-foot-1, 275-pound brick house inside…


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Much Like Shazier, Olsavsky Knows All About The “Undersized” Label

Much like their 2014 first round draft choice, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky knows all too well about the whispers from the pundits regarding size. The Steelers’ tenth round draft choice in 1989, he was a 6-foot-1, 221-pound demon on special teams his rookie season while backing…


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Dupree Needs A Kendrell Bell-Like Year To Capture DROY Honors

In the 2001 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed a linchpin that proved pivotal in the capture of their last two Super Bowl titles in the form of 6-foot-1, 325-pound nose tackle, Casey Hampton. However, it was their second rounder that year who ended up garnering some hardware for his…


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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The end is near. Only two rounds left in analyzing Pittsburgh Steelers drafting savvy during the modern football era. What can we learn from the second rounds of past Steelers drafts? Surprisingly, they didn’t do too well with them during the glory years of the 1970’s…