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.