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Dawson center of attention again

It’s not often a player comes along who has the ability to re-define the way a position is played, and those are precisely the kind of people who belong in their sport’s Hall of Fame.Dermontti Daws…

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Dawson One of Six New Hall of Famers

The 2012 Hall of Fame class has just been announced, here’s the class of six new Hall of Famers:

C Dermontti Dawson
DE/LB Chris Doleman
DT Cortez Kennedy
RB Curtis Martin
OT Willie Roaf
CB Jack Butler

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Butler, Dawson elected to Class of 2012

And now there are 22.With Jack Butler and Dermontti Dawson having been elected today into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers now will have 20 of the…

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Steelers Add Two More Hall of Fame Members, C Dermontti Dawson and CB Jack Butler


It’s about (Steelers) time. Add two more Steelers to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Steelers C Dermontti Dawson, a candidate since 2006, will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. He joins Steelers CB Jack Butler, a seniors committee nominee, made it, 53 years after he stopped playing.

Also set for enshrinement in 2012, OT Willie Roaf, DE Chris Doleman, DT Cortez Kennedy and RB Curtis Martin.

Dawson led the Steelers’ powerful rushing attack from the mid-90s through the early 2000s. His quickness set him apart from his contemporaries in that he was able to snap and pull around the end, leading the blocking for such successful runners as Barry Foster, Bam Morris and Jerome Bettis.

He had been overlooked the past few years, as were many linemen in general. This class sees some of the best offensive and defensive linemen from the last 20 years.

Willie Roaf was as gifted and dominant a pass protector as the game has ever seen. Kennedy and Doleman were predators hunting quarterbacks for more than a decade.

While some may be upset over Bettis not being selected, but Curtis Martin is one of the most underrated players in NFL history. To put both of them in at the same time seems less meaningful for both players. If Martin goes in as the only running back this year, and Bettis is the same next year, it will even itself out.

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Bettis, Dawson among Hall of Fame finalists

Four former Steelers players, including running back Jerome Bettis, are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Bettis, Dawson, Greene and Butler All Finalists for the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the list of 15 modern-era finalists and two senior nominees (denoted with an *) for induction as part of the Class of 2012. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee will meet in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

Class of 2012 Finalists

Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Jack Butler, CB – 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers
Cris Carter, WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Dermontti Dawson, C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Edward DeBartolo, Jr – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Chris Doleman, DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Greene, DE/LB – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Cortez Kennedy, DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Curtis Martin, RB – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets
Bill Parcells, Coach – 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys
Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Willie Roaf, OT – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
Will Shields, G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
*Dick Stanfel, G – 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins
Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

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