On Tuesday, Bill Nunn was selected as a Contributor Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021.
Nunn, who passed away in 2014 from complications of a stroke, spent 46 years with the Steelers as scout and personnel executive, and was instrumental in building the team that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame posted a video on social media today of the emotional phone call when his daughter, Lynell Nunn, first heard the news. She told Bill Baker that her mother is under hospice care right now, and it meant so much that they would be able to share the news with her.
Steelers President Art Rooney II also released a statement saying, "Bill's contributions to the Steelers were extraordinary over the 46 years he was a part of the organization. He was a special person that was a close friend and mentor before his passing in 2014. His lessons and stories are still evident in our everyday work. His legacy and career deserve to be recognized with the greatest individual honor in football."
Nunn must receive at least 80 percent of "YES" votes in order to officially be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's a long overdue honor, and judging from the reaction of everyone in the sports world on social media after the announcement, it will probably be a "Unanimous YES" vote (as it should be).
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