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 line peers on the list include Mark Schlereth and Orlando Pace.
In Pittsburgh, Faneca made seven Pro Bowls, six All-Pro teams, and won Super Bowl 40. He was a member of the NFL’s 2000 All-Decade team. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of LSU.
Other Steelers on the list include linebackers Levon Kirkland and Kevin Greene, head coach Bill Cowher, and kicker Gary Anderson.
This list of 108 will be cut down to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 finalists in January.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 17, 2015