Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, Invoice Cowher and Donnie Shell inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CANTON, OHIO (KDKA) – The Steelers legends Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher and Donnie Shell are ready to join the exclusive club of football.
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Polamalu, Cowher and Shell will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday.
Cowher, Shell, and Polamalu are members of the 2020 Centennial class. The 20-member Centennial class consists of five modern day players, two coaches (who trained more than five seasons ago), three contributors (any person except a player or coach ) and 10 seniors (players from more than 25 seasons).
Jimbo Covert, who is from Beaver County, is also worshiped on Saturday. Covert played his entire eight-year career with the Chicago Bears from 1983-90. He spent his college years at the University of Pittsburgh.
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In 12 seasons between 2003 and 2014, Polamalu collected 770 tackles, 12 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and an astonishing 32 interceptions – all as a Steeler. Safety was also a member of the Steelers teams that won Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII.
Cowher was 15 seasons long head coach of the Steelers, starting in 1992 and ending in 2006. His successes it belongs to lead the Steelers to 10 playoff appearances, including two Super Bowls.
Shell played for the Steelers from 1974 to 1987. Safety was also part of the 1970s Steelers, and during that time he was called up to the Pro Bowl five times between 1978 and 1982. His six consecutive seasons with five or more interceptions are the second longest in NFL history.
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Legendary Steelers colleagues Alan Faneca and Bill Nunn were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and will be anchored on Sunday.