View Full Version : Dawson & Butler make the Hall of Fame..Bettis left out

02-04-2012, 06:28 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers Center that revolutionized the position will be joining Steeler great Jack Butler in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the class of 2012.

Dawson made seven Pro Bowls as the Steelers' center, that rare snapper who also could block defensive players one on one. He replaced a Hall of Famer, Mike Webster, and started for Pittsburgh for most of his 13 pro seasons.

Jack Butler played for the Steelers as a cornerback from 1951-59, intercepting 52 passes, at the time second most in NFL history. But he was best known for his tackling skills and was feared in the secondary as much as any defensive back in the history of the game.

02-04-2012, 06:30 PM
Congratulations to Dawson and Butler!!! :woot:

Black@Gold Forever32
02-04-2012, 06:51 PM
Long over due for both men........Dawson is the best center the I have ever seen play.......

02-04-2012, 06:51 PM
Butler and Dawson both are so well deserving, Jack for such a long time it's great to see him get in.

Bettis will get in, no question about it, but it was a tough call this year with so many great candidates.

02-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Dawson in the HF......AWESOME!!!!!

02-04-2012, 09:10 PM
Huge congrats to both Dirt and Jack! True Steeler legends that will be enshrined with the best of the best. I wasn't around to see Jack Butler play but looking at his stats and listening to him talk on the NFL Network, he was so well respected as tough, hard nosed, player that loved the game.

02-05-2012, 02:22 AM
great news, Dirt was awesome:cope:

02-05-2012, 05:33 AM
Congrats to both! well deserved.

Bettis will get his in due time.

Raleigh Steel
02-05-2012, 07:06 AM
congrats to both men...very deserving. tough break for bettis, but he'll get there!

more steeler greats to add to the steeler wing of the HOF! :tt02:

02-05-2012, 09:57 AM
great news, Dirt was awesome:cope:

:ditto: was hopinnig bettis would to...but he will in time

02-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Long overdue for Dawson! Bettis should have been first ballot!

02-05-2012, 02:23 PM
congrats to both. dawson was ridiculously overdue and it's a complete joke that bettis didn't even make the top 10 in finals voting these last 2 years. i think he'll get in next year though

Dobre Shunka
02-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Couldn't have worked out better for us. Dirt n Butler are both long overdue but going into the hall and joining them is two Panthers.

Bettis goes in next yr.

02-06-2012, 09:53 AM
Yeah I think The Bus gets in for the 2013 class. I would have loved to see him get in but there was no way they'd put 3 Steelers in for one class in this day and age. Nor would they put in 2 running backs that played at the same time.