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Alan Faneca Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Tiger great immortalized in Canton

NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Former LSU offensive lineman Alan Faneca was officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Sunday evening.

Faneca and six others made up the Hall of Fame’s 2021 class. He was enshrined alongside Peyton Manning, Drew Pearson, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Tom Flores, and Charles Woodson.

Faneca gives LSU six Hall of Famers, joining Kevin Mawae, Johnny Robinson, Steve Van Buren, Jim Taylor and Y.A. Tittle.

Faneca came to LSU in 1994 and started 36 straight games at right guard between 1995 and 1997. Faneca was an All-SEC and All-American in both ‘96 and ‘97 and was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy in 1997. LSU led the conference in rushing both of those years thanks in large part to Faneca’s excellence.

He was taken in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he would go on to be six-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowl selection. Faneca helped the Steelers win Super Bowl 40 and set the key block on Willie Parker’s game-sealing 75-yard touchdown run. He was voted to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s and is also on Pittsburgh’s All-Steelers team.

Below is a small snippet of Faneca’s Hall of Fame speech where he shouts out LSU. You can watch the speech in its entirety here.