PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Troy Polamalu is closer to being inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

On Thursday, the former Steeler was named one of 15 modern-era 2020 finalists for the honor.

Polamalu is in his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame.

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He was named a semifinalist in November.

Polamalu played with the Steelers from 2003-14.

Former Steeler Alan Faneca is also a finalist.

The finalists will be presented to the selection committee on Feb. 1, 2020.

The committee will then select five of the modern-era players for the Class of 2020.