Congrats to Donnie Shell! He has been elected to the 2020 Class! #ProFootballHOF
"When you look back at your career and that was the one thing you didn't have, you hope someday you will earn it," said Shell. "This is the highlight of my career as I look back it. It was the only thing I hadn't achieved in my career. I became a starter. I was an All-Pro. We won four Super Bowls. We were champions. This was one of my goals."
The Steelers put together a great article on him. Check it out on Steelers.com.
- DONNIE SHELL
- HOF Finalist: 2 (2002, 2020) | Year of Eligibility: 28
- Position: Safety
- Ht: 5-11, Wt: 190
- NFL Career: 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
- Seasons: 14, Games: 201
- College: South Carolina State
- Signed as free agent by Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974
- Born: Aug. 26, 1952 in Whitmire, South Carolina
- Signed as free agent and earned starting role at end of rookie season … Recorded interception in his first career start … Hard-hitting tackler and integral member of Steelers’ vaunted defense … Played in six AFC championship games and four Super Bowls … Recorded five or more picks in season six straight years, 1979-1984 …. Career-best 7 interceptions in 1980, 1984 … Two career pick-sixes (52 yards vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 1, 1984; and 50 yards vs. Miami Dolphins on Nov. 1, 1987) … Picked off a personal best three passes in one game (vs. Cleveland Browns, Nov. 22, 1981) … Led or shared team lead in interceptions five times (1980, 1982-84, 1986) … Career stats: 51 interceptions for 490 yards … Recovered two fumbles for TD … Selected First-Team All-Pro three times (1979, 1980, 1982) … Second-Team All-Pro three times … All-AFC twice … Voted to five consecutive Pro Bowls … Named to Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team.
VIA the Pro Football HOF Press Release.
Thumbnail via Steelers.com.