By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Following Alan Faneca’s and Bill Nunn’s being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was among those to offer congratulations to the former offensive lineman and scout.READ MORE: Drivers Feeling The Pain At The Pumps As Gas Prices Continue To Rise Across Pittsburgh Area
Rooney said in part that Faneca was a unique player in that he was “big and strong,” but also praised Faneca’s mobility.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 7, 2021
Rooney referenced this combination while remembering Faneca’s key block in Super Bowl XL in 2006 that helped spring Willie Parker’s 75-yard touchdown run that is still an NFL record.
Faneca was elected into the Hall of Fame along with former Steelers scout Bill Nunn. The two will be honored in Canton in August. Alongside these two will be former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, and former Steelers defensive backs Troy Polamalu and Donnie Shell.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Council To Vote On Paid Sick Leave Bill
Canton is going Black and Gold in August.
Cowboys-Steelers HOF game.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) February 7, 2021
Rooney also congratulated Nunn in a separate post, saying that things Nunn taught several key members of the Steelers organization are still apparent in everyday work.