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mesaSteeler
09-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Will Andy Russell make it into the Hall of Fame?
Steelers Q&A with Ed Bouchette
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09270/1001269-367.stm

Question:

Ed, you vote for Hall of Fame inductions. I was just wondering if Andy Russell who was a 7 time Pro Bowler has the credentials to ever get voted in?

Greg Cassella, New Castle, Pa.

BOUCHETTE: Russell certainly deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and the late Myron Cope was extremely vocal about that. Russell no longer is among the modern candidates, and would have to be presented by the seniors committee, the way Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little were nominated this year. That can be a difficult road and there is much competition there. It's too bad Russell did not go in early because once the flood of 1970s Steelers became eligible, I think he was overlooked. Now they've already put in two linebackers from the 1970s, Jack Ham and Jack Lambert, and even though Russell played in the '60s and '70s, that might hurt him.

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BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks Mesa. I need something to divert me from this game.

I certainly hope so. I thought Andy was a terrific LB'r for us back in the 70's when I watched him.

mesaSteeler
09-27-2009, 09:06 PM
Thanks Mesa. I need something to divert me from this game.

I certainly hope so. I thought Andy was a terrific LB'r for us back in the 70's when I watched him.

You are welcome. That's why I posted it. I agree Andy should be in the hall of fame.