2/06/2012

City of Pittsburgh well-represented in Canton this summer

Curtis Martin, seen here with fellow NFL Hall of Hamer Tony Dorsett, will be in Canton this summer.

The 2012 NFL Hall of Fame selection committee may have left Jerome Bettis waiting another year, but the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be well-represented this summer at the induction ceremony.

Steelers all-time C Dermontti Dawson made the final cut, as did senior candidate CB Jack Butler, both spent their whole careers in the black and gold.

Furthermore, former University of Pittsburgh standouts RB Curtis Martin and Chris Doleman will be enshrined this summer.

That makes four Pittsburgh-tied inductees for 2012, a great honor for s region that wears its football heart on its sleeve.

Congrats to "Dirt" Dawson, Jack Butler, Curtis Martin, and Chris Doleman for making western Pennsylvania proud once again!

Chris Doleman played his college ball as a Pitt Panther
Dermontti Dawson will represent the Pittsburgh Steelers in Canton



Bettis did not make the final cut for the second year in the row, which makes next years voting all that much more important.  The Hall of Fame rarely inducts two RB players in the same class, so this year it was Martin who got the nod.  With "The Bus" having an outstanding record-braking career it is only a matter of time before he gets in, probably in 2013.


CB Jack Butler goes into Canton as a lifelong Steeler.

Congrats to all of the 2012 NFL Hall of Fame Class, and especially to our local heroes!

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