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LSU great Alan Faneca distinguished as 2015 SEC Football Legends Class member

Former LSU offensive lineman Alan Faneca was recognized as the Tigers' sole member of the 2015 SEC Football Legends Class.  Faneca was a dominating force in the SEC during his time in Baton Rouge. He was a first-team All-American as a junior in 1997. He allowed only one sack during his senior season, and helped to pave the way for LSU to lead the conference in rushing in back-to...
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Which first-year HOF nominees have best chance of making it?

The pool of candidates eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame grew to 108 Wednesday as 11 players were named first-time nominees, according to Pro Football Talk. Those 108 players all are Modern Era candidates, and the field will be whittled down to 25 in November. Then the day before Super Bowl 50, the committee will choose among 15 Modern Era finalists and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alan Faneca Nominated For 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Though it comes as no surprise, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard Alan Faneca has been named as one of 108 modern era nominees for the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. Faneca, in his first year on the ballot, joins 18 other offensive line to make the initial list. Other notable peers... The post Alan Faneca Nominated For 2016 Hall of Fame Class appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Steeler Alan Faneca Among Group Of Players Objecting To Concussion Settlement

Late last month, an arbitration settlement ruled that there would be no cap placed on the funds that the National Football League would pay to players suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a result of concussions sustained during their playing careers. Seven former players, including former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca, have now filed an […] Former Steeler...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alan Faneca: Where is the former Pittsburgh Steelers great now?

Alan Faneca is an all time Pittsburgh Steelers great—there’s no doubt about it. But unfortunately, he didn’t finish his career in Pittsburgh. So, where did he go? The nine-time Pro Bowler played two seasons with the New York Jets before playing his final season in 2010 with the Arizona Cardinals. Not only is Faneca one of the greatest Steelers ever, he is high on the list of...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Lineman Alan Faneca Drops 100 Pounds, Runs Marathon (Photo)

Former NFL offensive lineman Alan Faneca didn’t get the memo that retirement should be about kicking up your feet and relaxing. The nine-time All-Pro, who spent 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals, weighed in at around 300 pounds when he hung up his cleats in 2011. But now, just three years later, Faneca has dropped more than 100 pounds...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL star Alan Faneca drops 100 pounds, runs marathon

Former Pittsburgh Steelers star offensive lineman Alan Faneca capped off his illustrious 13-year career with the New York Jets (2008-09) and Arizona Cardinals (2010) after spending his first 10 seasons in the Steel City. (Via Runners World) While many retired star players pursue broadcasting or coaching after their playing days, Faneca has opted to focus on his health.  The six...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alan Faneca dropped 100 lbs and is now running marathon’s in less than 4 hours

It is always amazing to see former NFL players once they retire, and the transformation of their bodies. You often see running backs and wide receivers with huge weight gains, and just the opposite for guys that played along the defensive and offensive lines. Those guys have no choice to lose weight, or they will […]Continue reading...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Steelers Guard Alan Faneca Finished His First Marathon On Sunday

For 13 seasons, Alan Faneca provided lanes for backs to run through as a left guard, but this past Sunday, it was the former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman doing the running as he completed his first marathon. Faneca, who as you can see in the picture below that was tweeted out on Sunday, has lost more than 100 pounds since calling it career after the 2010 season. He finished...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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