Woodson receives Hall of Fame ring

PITTSBURGH — By far the quietest Heinz Field has been at any point tonight was during the halftime celebration honoring new Hall of Famer Rod Woodson. Even the fans congregating at the top level of the stadium barely spoke a word as most were intently focused on the Woodson video tribute on the stadium scoreboard.

Woodson was joined on the field by Hall of Fame president Steve Perry, Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and team president Art Rooney II, and NFL Network’s Rich Eisen.

“If any player belongs in the Hall of Fame, it’s Rod Woodson,” Dan Rooney told the crowd. “What he did here in Pittsburgh was phenomenal.”

There are three phases to the Hall of Fame process — the gold jacket, the bust and the Hall of Fame ring. Woodson got his ring tonight, presented by Perry.

“It’s a true honor to carry on the legacy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Woodson said. “I’ll always be a Steeler.”

— Frank Tadych

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