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7. Troy Polamalu
Known for his long hair as much as he was for his punishing hits, Troy Polamalu spent his entire professional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and had a popularity throughout the league that extended well past the Steel City.  Polamalu was not just a flashy and popular player, but he was a well respected one who was a former Defensive Player of the Year (2010) and anchored a defense that took Pittsburgh to their fifth and sixth Super Bowl.

The eight time Pro Bowler consistently rose to the occasion and is considered by many a lock to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame the year that he is eligible.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Safety
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College: USC
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 16th Overall in 2003
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (8) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2013)
    First Team All Pro Selection (4) (2005, 2008, 2010 & 2011)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (2004)
    2000’s NFL All Decade Team
    AP Defensive Player of the Year (1) (2010)
    Super Bowl Rings (2) (Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XL & XLIII)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (2008)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (3) (2004, 2008 & 2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (1) (2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Return Yards (1) (2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (2013)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 74. Fumble Recovery Yards: 120

Should Troy Polamalu be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 85.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.9%
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