According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times, former Steelers’ safety Troy Polamalu has been selected into the 2020 Hall of Fame.
San Francisco #49ers general manager and former #Bucs player John Lynch doesn't make the Pro Football Hall of Fame but fellow safeties Steve Atwater and Troy Polamalu do. @Buccaneers @49ers https://t.co/wHLX75kmi5— TampaBayTimesSports (@TBTimes_Sports) February 1, 2020
Playing his entire career in Pittsburgh, Troy Polamalu was drafted 16th overall by the Steelers in 2003. In his 12 year career, Polamalu was named to eight Pro Bowls as well as being selected first team All Pro four times. Polamalu was also voted the Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
According to the report, former Denver Broncos safety Steve Atwater has also been selected for enshrinement in 2020 but not former Tampa Bay Buccaneer John Lynch . It is unclear at this point if former Steelers guard Alan Faneca has been selected in his fifth year as a finalist.
Joining Polamalu in the Hall of Fame class for 2020 are former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and safety Donnie Shell.
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UPDATE: Alan Faneca was not selected in the 2020 Hall of Fame induction class. The Patriots Stephon Gilmore was selected Defensive Player of the Year, a category in which T.J. Watt was a finalist.
Troy Polamalu elected to Hall of Fame today. Alan Faneca misses out again— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 1, 2020