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10-27-2006, 10:10 AM
Ex-Steelers nominated for football hall of fame
Friday, October 27, 2006

By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four former Steelers players, one of their coaches and a legendary scout, are among the 111 nominees announced today for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's next class.

Safety Carnell Lake is among the nominees in their first year of eligibility, five years after they last played. Two of his former teammates, center Dermontti Dawson and linebacker Kevin Greene, are also nominated again.

Safety Donnie Shell has been nominated as a candidate many times since he last played in 1987.

Newly nominated for the 2007 class are former Steelers head coach Buddy Parker and scout Bill Nunn, who helped find much of the talent that fueled their Super Bowl teams of the 1970s and still works for them on a part-time basis.

The nominees also include four former Pitt players who went on to star in the NFL, offensive linemen Russ Grimm, now the Steelers assistant head coach, Jim Covert and Mark Stepnoski, and linebacker Rickey Jackson. Former Penn State guard Steve Wisniewski joins Stepnoski as nominees in their first year of eligibility.

Former NFL head coach Chuck Knox, a native of Sewickley, was nominated again.

Hall of Fame selectors will choose 25 candidates from the 111 nominees, then pick 15 as finalists. They will join two senior finalists for a Feb. 3 vote that will choose the Class of 2007 that will include between three and six inductees.


10-27-2006, 10:12 AM
Whoops, already posted. Sorry about that PisnNapalm.