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Watch Steelers legend Troy Polamalu react to being inducted into the Hall of Fame

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will have plenty of members inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020, but Troy Polamalu’s response to being drafted was, well, perfect.

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When it comes to the definition of humble, there might just be a picture of Troy Polamalu next to the word in Webster’s Dictionary.

After being told of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Polamalu talked to Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Missi Matthews about the honor, and what it meant. He stood in the hallway of the hotel, where just a few moments earlier he heard a knock telling him of the good news, with his two sons by his side and answered questions honestly.

He spoke of his teammates, his coaches and how he almost feels unworthy of the honor. Typical Troy, but Steelers fans wouldn’t want it any other way.

Check out the short, but genuine, interview below:

Polamalu was the ultimate team player, and as soft-spoken as they come. But don’t let the man off the field sway you from who dominated on the field. Polamalu is worthy of his first ballot induction, and will enter the Hall of Fame with fellow members of the organization Bill Cowher and Donnie Shell.

The trio could have been a quartet of black-and-gold, but guard Alan Faneca was denied induction yet again. What is special about this 2020 class of Steelers inductees is how none of the gentlemen getting inducted have ever been a part of another organization which resulted in their induction. Cowher played for multiple teams, and coached as an assistant, but as a head coach he never wore another hat than one with hypocycloids on it. Shell and Polamalu were Steelers from Day 1 until their retirement.

Congratulations to all three members of the Steelers organization who were honored with their inductions, and Steeler Nation can’t wait to celebrate in Canton, OH this summer.

HERE WE GO!