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Pouncey, Brown named to HOF all-decade team

Since the 1930s, Steelers players have been well-represented on the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team.

And that hasn't changed in modern time, as two more players earned that honor, bringing the total of 26 Steelers who are on the All-Decade Tams through the years.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 2010s All-Decade Team and center Maurkice Pouncey and former receiver Antonio Brown both made the team.

A total of 53 players were selected by the Hall of Fame's selection committee. To be eligible, a player had to have had been selection to the Associated Press All-Pro team, Pro Football Writers of America all-conference team or the Pro Bowl at least one time between 2010-19.

Pouncey was the Steelers first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 18th player overall selected. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons, the first center in NFL history to achieve that honor and has a total of eight Pro Bowl selections under his belt. Pouncey was named first-team AP All-Pro in 2011 and 2014 and was selected to the PFWA All-NFL team in 2017.

Pouncey has been a mainstay on the Steelers offensive line, serving as an offensive captain while providing stability and guidance on and off the field. With him at the center of the line the Steelers offensive line has been ranked in the Top 10 in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed in each of the last four seasons, including finishing in the Top 5 twice.

Brown was the team's sixth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in 130 games, starting 103 of them, in his career. Brown finished his Steelers career second in team history in receptions (837) and receiving yards (11,207), behind only Hines Ward. Brown was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and was a four-time first-team All-Pro selection. Brown twice led the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards.

Steelers selected to the Pro Football All-Decade Team through the years

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1930s All-Decade Team
RB Johnny "Blood" McNally

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1940s All-Decade Team
RB Bill Dudley
FB Marion Motley
RB Byron "Whizzer" White

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1950s All-Decade Team
RB Jack Butler
QB Bobby Layne
T Ernie Stautner

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970s All-Decade Team
QB Terry Bradshaw
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert*
WR Lynn Swann
C Mike Webster*
Coach Chuck Noll*

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980s All-Decade Team
K Gary Anderson*
CB Mel Blount
LB Jack Lambert*
C Mike Webster*
Head Coach Chuck Noll*

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990s All-Decade Team
K Gary Anderson*
LB Kevin Greene
LB Levon Kirkland
S Carnell Lake
CB Rob Woodson

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000s All-Decade Team
G Alan Faneca
S Troy Polamalu

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010s All-Decade Team
WR Antonio Brown
C Maurkice Pouncey

* Indicates individual was selected twice

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