As we previously noted, the eligibility guidelines for inductees were:
Players who played at least three years with the team and possess noteworthy career highlights, records and achievements will be eligible. Coaches and contributors to the team and community also will be considered.
Like the nominees for Football’s Hall of Fame, players have to be retired three years before consideration.
On his radio show, Stan Savran revealed that all the Steelers in Canton’s Hall of Fame were automatic entries this year which explains why Kevin Greene was an inductee over Greg Lloyd.
There will be 2-4 new inductees each year and fans will have an opportunity to nominate future entrants.
Myron Cope was mentioned by SNUK member Peter Fairman as someone from the organisation who was missing, but he hopefully will be added soon.
There is a great video of the making of the balls on Steelers.com.