One of the most anticipated aspects of a player's Hall of Fame enshrinement is the announcement of his presenter, and Steelers safety Troy Polamalu selected a man who means the world to him.
Polamalu announced on his social media accounts that former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will be his presenter.
"Troy was a dream come true to coach and it's a tremendous honor and a dream come true to call him a fellow Hall of Famer," said LeBeau, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, after Polamalu was elected.
Polamalu, a two-time Super Bowl champion, was a first-ballot selection for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which will be enshrined this August. Polamalu was a four-time first-team All-Pro selection, two-time second team All-Pro selection, NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2010), eight-time Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and Steelers All-Time Team.
Polamalu was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft, the 16th selection overall, after the Steelers made a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs to move from the 27th pick overall to the 16th pick.
His career totals include 12.0 sacks, 32 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries during the regular season, and his postseason numbers include one half-sack and three interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown.
And while everyone you come in contact with will happily sing his praises, he is quiet, soft-spoken and doesn't look at himself as special.
"That is why Troy is Troy," said LeBeau. "He doesn't think what he did is particularly exceptional, with the assistance of his teammates. We had a great bunch, but Troy was as productive and more as any.
"We all know what he did was completely one in a million type of athletic feats.
"I think the good Lord made only one Troy and I am very thankful he placed him in our lives, that being mine and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's a once in a generational player. There won't be another safety like him in another 100 years."