Former Steeler Alan Faneca Looking Forward To Retirement

PITTSBURGH (Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers Guard Alan Faneca joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about his recent retirement and looked back on his time in the NFL.

Faneca said the decision to walk away from the game was very tough for him and added that it’s tough to picture not playing football anymore after playing it for so many years even before he made it into the NFL.

When it comes to what he’ll be doing with his time now, Faneca said he’s really looking forward to golfing, fishing, hunting and just spending time with his family.

Alan finished his career playing for three different teams, but said he will always be known as a Steeler and wants it that way.  Given how great Alan was during his time with the Steelers, we asked him to try to identify what one moment would be the signature moment of his time with the Steelers, and he said it was right after his Super Bowl victory with the Steelers when he finally got his hands on the Lombardi Trophy.

Faneca also talked about all the support he received from Steeler fans during his time in Pittsburgh and said those fans are the best around and that only made it that much tougher for him when he had to leave but appreciated everything that was done for him while here.

We wrapped things up with Faneca asking him for his thoughts on being a future Hall of Famer.

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  • Rick McG

    In my views,,,,,,,,,,Allen Faneca goes down as the BEST guard the Steelers have ever had…His lunch box attitude for every game,,every play was his style of play..It was a thing of beauty to watch him pull and block and see the Bus right behind him..It was a shame that management couldn’t resign him for his final years in the league..I still say the team gave away too much contract money for one individual who now is trying to claw his way backto respect with the city and fans..Mr Faneca deserves being in the Hall of Fame..It may take a few shots to get there,,but really deserves that place..My hat is off to him and wish him and his family all the best in the coming years and who knows,,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe could be coaching someday

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