4 current Steelers who are on track for the Hall of Fame one day

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The Steelers have some special players on their roster. Here are four players who are currently on track for Hall of Fame contention.

Making the Hall of Fame is not something that is easy to do. NFL players are the best football players in the world, but just a select few get the honor of entering into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. The Steelers are no strangers to Hall of Fame candidates.

This year alone, Troy Polamalu, Donnie Shell, and head coach Bill Cowher all will enter the Hall of Fame in August, and it got me thinking: Which current Steelers are on track to make the Hall of Fame down the road someday.

Not every generation of talent breeds Hall of Famers for every NFL football team. Fortunately, the Steelers are lucky enough to have a handful of current candidates that may someday receive the greatest honor a football player could hope for.

Even a player as great as Alan Faneca was for Pittsburgh, he still hasn’t heard his name called. Others, like James Harrison, had too brief of a run as the best at his position to warrant serious consideration.

After some research, at least three first-team All-Pros seems to be the magic number for induction into the Hall of Fame. However, there are exceptions to this. With that being said, here are four current Pittsburgh Steelers players who could hear their names called into the Hall of Fame one day: