Former LSU Tiger Alan Faneca to receive his Hall of Fame ring of excellence in October

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7This past August former LSU Tigers offensive lineman Alan Faneca was finally enshrined into NFL immortality. He was a member of the latest Hall of Fame class of 2021.

Faneca joined the LSU Tigers in 1994, that season he redshirted and was named SEC freshman of the year by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 1995. He was second-team All-American as a redshirt sophomore and followed that up with a Consensus All-American season as a junior in 1997. He would leave for the NFL, where he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He would play for the Steelers organization from 1998-2007. During that time he was named First-Team All-Pro six times, including four-straight selections from 2004-07. He left for the New York Jets in 2008-09. He was named to the Pro Bowl both years and second-team All-Pro in 2008. Faneca’s final season came in 2010 with the Arizona Cardinals.

After being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, he is expected to receive his Hall of Fame ring of excellence during a ceremony in October. That day the Steelers will play the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Field. The game is significant for one reason, Faneca and the Steelers defeated the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. That was the lone Super Bowl Championship for Faneca.

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Faneca has now gone to the coaching ranks, he was named head coach of Frank. W. Cox High School football team this past May.

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