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2013 Dermontti Dawson Football Camp

Former Pittsburgh Steeler and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Dermontti Dawson, held his 5th annual Football Camp at Robert Morris University. Current Steelers Emmanuel Sanders, David Paulson, and Cam Heyward put the campers in attendance through some drills....

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Jack Butler and Dermontti Dawson Locker Unveiling

The two newest Steelers Hall of Fame inductees recently had their lockers unveiled in the Fedex Great Hall....

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Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson To Become Hall Of Famers


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(Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)When you enter the newly remodeled Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio, you’re enterin...

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Dermontti Dawson pays tribute to Mike Webster at the Hall of Fame

As a rookie for the Steelers in 1988, Dermontti Dawson played guard alongside center Mike Webster. A year later, Webster left Pittsburgh and Dawson took Webster’s place as the Steelers’ center. And tonight, Dawson joined Webster in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At his enshrinement ceremony, Dawson paid tribute to the late, great Webste...

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Dermontti Dawson Hall of Fame Speech

Steelers Center Dermontti Dawson (1988-2000) is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio....

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Hall of Famer Dermontti Dawson joins concussion lawsuit

We can’t possibly document every concussion lawsuit that’s filed, because the rolls seem to grow every day. Some of them, however, still grab your attention. Former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, weeks away from his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is among the latest to file suit against the NFL. According to the…...</p>
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Steeler Great Dermontti Dawson Talks Baseball


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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pittsburgh Steelers’ great Dermontti Dawson was recently announced as an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But did you know, he has been with a different team for several years now; and it’s not even related to football?

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway talk to Dawson about his ownership stake with the Washington Wild Things, as well as his Hall of Fame status and the current Steelers.

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Dermontti Dawson To Announce Steelers 2012 Second Round Draft Pick

It was announced today that the second round picks for each team in the upcoming 2012 NFL draft will be announced by retired players from each NFL club. This is the the second straight year that this will take place.

Announcing the second round pick this year for the Pittsburgh Steelers will be future Hall of Fame center Dermontti Dawson, who will be inducted into Canton this coming summer. Last year it was Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris that announced the Steelers second round selection of tackle Marcus Gilbert as the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 draft.

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Dermontti Dawson Talks Hall Of Fame Induction

PITTSBURGH ((3-7 THE FAN) — Hall of Fame Steelers’ center Dermontti Dawson joined The Fan Morning Show Friday.

He discussed his upcoming Hall Of Fame induction.

Dawson shared his feelings on becoming a Hall of Famer, the importance of going into the hall as a Pittsburgh Steeler and being a part of Steelers’ lore.

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Dermontti Dawson: Hall Of Fame A Dream Come True

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — By the time the announcement finally came, Dermontti Dawson was about to give up on another year of Hall of Fame eligibility.

“When it got close to the three o’clock,” he says, “I said, ‘Well, apparently I didn’t make it.’

“So I was about to go hit golf balls. Then when my name was called I was like ‘Holy moly!’ I kind of was in shock a little bit.”

Weeks later, the shock has yet to subside. He still has trouble calling himself a Hall of Famer.

“It really hasn’t had time to sink in,” he said. “I’ve been signing everything, ‘HOF 2012,’ but, you know, it will sink in sooner or later.”

Dawson’s disbelief is likely the same kind he gets when he thinks back to the beginning of his Steelers career.

“I ended up starting a few games my rookie year at guard and then after my rookie season, Coach Noll came up to me and asked me to switch to center,” he says.

“I never could have imagined that my career would’ve turned out the way it did. It’s almost like a storybook and a dream come true.”

Dawson played 13 seasons with the Steelers, making 7 Pro Bowls, and 6 All Pro teams. He looked even further back in his football history to choose his Hall of Fame presenter. And he went with the man whom he credits with getting him to play football in the first place — his high school coach Steve Parker.

“Steve Parker was instrumental,” Dawson says. “He was the one who came up to me in the hallway in high school and said, ‘Son, where have you been all my life?’
“And he knew I wrestled and ran track and if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have went out for football.”

That’s how close it came to the world never knowing Dermontti Dawson as one of the best centers of all time, one of the nicest people of all time and another in a long line of deserving Pittsburgh Steelers heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“It’s a big honor,” Dawson says. “And really, being enshrined in the Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of any NFL players’ career.”

And he’s ready to don that gold jacket that those who are enshrined in Canton, Ohio, get to wear.

“I’ll look good in any color,” Dawson says with a laugh. “I don’t care what color the jacket is. I’ll take it.”

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