Former Steeler Alan Faneca Feels "Surreal" After Being Inducted Into The Hall Of Honor

"Most teams are lucky to get half of a ring"

Alan Faneca

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Retired Steelers Guard, Alan Faneca, will be inducted into the Hall of Honor on Friday.

He joined the KDKA Radio Morning News on Thursday to talk about the achievement, Steelers drama, and the state of the NFL.

What are you anticipating this weekend at the Hall of Honor induction?

“The formal ceremony is Friday evening,” Faneca said.

“Then there is going to be some sort of on the field activity I believe at halftime of the game on Sunday night.”

How does it feel to be on that wall with all of those big names?

“That’s where the heaviness of it hits you. The greats that are in there, to be in that group is surreal to a point,” Faneca added.

“It’s amazing. Most teams are lucky to get half of a ring with a couple of names around the stadium, and here we are, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to open a hall.”

Are the Steelers going to be okay this year?

“Time will tell. But I think, like Ben said, it is much bigger outside of the locker room than it is inside,” Faneca tells KDKA Radio.

What do you think about the current state of the NFL?

“There is so much more that’s out there than there was when I started playing. There’s more information out there and more things are going to be discussed and found out,” Faneca explains.

“It is what it is, but it has turned into something that is a little bit of a side show compared to the games on Sunday.”

I don’t think there is anybody in this town who thinks of you as anything but a Pittsburgh Steeler. How do you respond to that?

“I don’t think of myself as anything but a Pittsburgh Steeler as well, so we got that in common,” Faneca said.

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