Prior to Sunday night’s Pro Bowl, the NFL announced its 2000s All-Decade Team, and a couple Steelers did make the squad as expected.
From the black and gold are former guard Alan Faneca, former linebacker Joey Porter, and current safety Troy Polamalu. Below is the entire list of players from the squad with the Steelers in bold:
Offense: Quarterback: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning; Fullback: Lorenzo Neal; Running Back: Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson; Wide Receivers: Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens; Tight End: Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez; Offensive Tackles: Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, William Roaf; Guards: Larry Allen, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Will Shields; Centers: Olin Kreutz, Kevin Mawae.
Defense: Defensive Ends: Dwight Freeney, Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan, Jason Taylor; Defensive Tackles: La’Roi Glover, Warren Sapp, Richard Seymour, Kevin Williams; Linebackers: Derrick Brooks, Ray Lewis, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas, Brian Urlacher, DeMarcus Ware; Cornerbacks: Ronde Barber, Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Charles Woodson; Safeties: Brian Dawkins, Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, Darren Sharper.
Special Teams: Punters: Shane Lechler, Brian Moorman; Punt Returners: Dante Hall, Devin Hester; Kickers: David Akers, Adam Vinatieri; Kick Returners: Joshua Cribbs, Dante Hall. The head coaches named for the team were: Bill Belichick and Tony Dungy.
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