Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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Alan Faneca will be enshrined by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for many reasons: He was the best guard of his era. He was first-team All-Pro six times, second-team All-Pro two times. He’s a member of the Steelers' all-time team, and the NFL’s all-decade team for the 2000s. 

But if you want a microcosm of Alan Faneca's wondrous career, check out the first video below. 

It’s a play from the Steelers’ Super Bowl XL victory in 2006: 34 Counter Pike. Faneca pulls, destroys Seattle’s Leroy Hill with a block, and Willie Parker goes 75 yards for a touchdown. 

It remains the longest TD run in Super Bowl history. It’s Faneca’s signature moment. It’s Faneca’s speed, agility, power and execution wrapped up in one shining moment. 

Faneca joins my show today at 3:30 p.m. 

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