The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in accordance with the NFL’s 100th year, has decided to have a special Centennial class of 2020 inducted this year. A special committee was arranged, and coaches and players were given the chance to earn enshrinement through this special class.
On Saturday night, live on CBS, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was selected as a member of the Centennial class to be inducted in 2020.
Breaking: Former @steelers head coach @CowherCBS has been elected to the Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020. #PFHOF20— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 12, 2020
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The fact Cowher got the news live on television, and didn’t know his Hall of Fame fate, made the moment even more special for Cowher.
Check out the video:
Former @Steelers head coach Bill Cowher has been selected to the @ProFootballHOF Centennial Class of 2020!— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 2020
His reaction is everything. #PFHOF20 (via @NFLonCBS) @CowherCBS pic.twitter.com/SBDvIFr0xR
Cowher is the first of hopefully many Steelers who will forever be enshrined in Canton, OH. The others who are vying for induction into the Hall of Fame would be Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca, finalists for the class of 2020, and Donnie Shell, hoping to find his way on the Centennial ballot as well.
If Faneca, Polamalu and Shell were to get in to the Hall of Fame along with Cowher, it is safe to say Canton would become a Steelers maniacs haven. It would also likely mean the Steelers would have a fifth preseason game as they would likely be a part of the 2020 Hall of Fame preseason game which kicks off the new season.
Congratulations to Cowher from all of us here at BTSC, and Steelers fans around the world!
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they embark on another lengthy offseason leading up to 2020.