The Steelers made the announcement as part of Pittsburgh’s Back Together Saturday event, which saw the inclusion of four new people to their Hall of Honor. Tight end Heath Miller, offensive guard Sam Davis, halfback/right end Ray Mathews, and broadcaster Myron Cope are the four new recruits from Pittsburgh’s illustrious past.
Steelers president Art Rooney stated, “We built this Hall of Honor with the thought there will be players and others that aren’t going to be acknowledged in Canton but deserve this sort of distinction.” He wants to guarantee that individuals like these are acknowledged.
Miller, the honoree who retired most recently after the 2015 season, spent 11 years with the Steelers after being selected in the first round of the 2005 draft. He was a member of the Super Bowl XL and XLIII winning teams, and he received two Pro Bowl nominations. His 168 regular-season games played represent a team record for a tight end. With 592 catches, 6,569 receiving yards, and 45 touchdowns in his career, he retired.