When Dick LeBeau was the defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, especially in his second stint with the team in the early 2000s, there was a reason the players called him “Coach Dad”.
LeBeau was more than a coach to those players. He was a father figure. A job he took seriously. You often hear stories about LeBeau the man, well before you hear stories of LeBeau the coach or player. For this reason, and likely man more, Troy Polamalu has announced he will have LeBeau present him when he gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer in Canton, OH.
In typical Troy fashion, he made the announcement in his own way...
Polamalu’s career spanned from 2003-2014, and resulted in the following accolades:
8 Pro Bowls
4 1st Team All-Pro
2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
2 Super Bowl Championships
A career worth everything he has ever earned, and that includes the gold jacket he will receive this summer alongside the following other Steelers legends:
Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Bill Cowher announced earlier this offseason he will have Team President Art Rooney II present him in Canton, and Alan Faneca selected former teammate Hines Ward to present him. LeBeau will be a tremendous presenter added to an already black and gold ceremony.
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the 2021 regular season.