Throwback Thursday: Steelers Hall Of Honor Museum opens with 2022 honorees
Steelers have a Hall of Honor weekend annually, but this weekend the celebration will have added festivities with the opening of the museum.
Most NFL teams have their own way of celebrating their greatest players. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no different, and on November 11th they’re taking it to another level. The opening of the museum will be part of the Hall of Honor weekend at Acrisure Stadium.
The museum will have some amazing activities and rooms to venture through like, interactive exhibits, historic archives, and of course the Hall of Honor which houses 49 current members.
This year’s honorees are some of the most memorable contributors to the Steelers franchise.
The Steelers’ 2005 first-round draft pick out of the University of Virginia, former tight end Heath Miller will be among the honorees. Miller retired after the 2015 season with 6569 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns. Not only was he a fan favorite with chants of, Heeeeath when he made a great play, but he was also a member of the Super Bowl XL and XLIII championship squad. This is a well-deserved honor for a true Steeler.
A member of four 70s Super Bowl-winning teams Sam Davis was a big powerful offensive lineman that was a critical part of keeping quarterback Terry Bradshaw safe and blocking for the likes of Rocky Bleier and Franco Harris. Unfortunately, in 2019 Davis passed away at the age of 75.
Two-time Pro Bowl halfback and wide receiver Ray Mathews is also being honored. Matthews who was elected to the Steelers Legend team racked up 1,057 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns as well as 3,919 receiving yards with 34 touchdowns while wearing the black and gold.
One of the most iconic persons in Steeler’s history, Myron Cope is being honored among these amazing Steeler greats. Myron Cope will be remembered as the charismatic on-air color commentator for the Steelers between 1970 and 2004. His legacy will live on forever among Steeler fans as Cope was the inventor of the Terrible Towel. A staple among Steeler Nation and a cherished part of any fan’s collection.
Louis Lipps was 2021’s honoree and will also be inducted during this year’s ceremony. The 1984 NFL Rookie of the Year and two-time Pro Bowler had an immediate impact with 860 yards and 11 total touchdowns in his first year as a Steeler.
If you didn’t live the moments, visit them!
You can visit this incredible addition to Acrisure Stadium by booking a tour or going through the Gate B suite entrance just above the Pro Shop.
As a lifelong Steelers fan, I am extremely excited to tour the museum and see some of these indelible exhibits and memories of Steeler legends.