Steelers announce Heath Miller, three different Pittsburgh legends as 2022 Corridor of Honor class

The Steelers introduced the addition of 4 extra members to their Corridor of Honor as a part of Pittsburgh’s Again Collectively Saturday celebration.

The 4 new members chosen from Pittsburgh’s storied historical past embrace tight finish Heath Miller, offensive guard Sam Davis, halfback/proper finish Ray Mathews and broadcaster Myron Cope.

“We began this (Corridor of Honor) with the concept there can be gamers and others that are not going to be acknowledged in Canton however deserve this sort of recognition,” Steelers president Artwork Rooney II stated, through the crew’s web site. “I believe this group actually suits that description when it comes to those who made nice contributions. Needed to be sure that folks like this are acknowledged.”

Miller, who retired most just lately of the honorees following the 2015 season, performed 11 years for the Steelers after becoming a member of them as a first-round decide within the 2005 draft. He earned two Professional Bowl nods and was a member of the Tremendous Bowl XL and XLIII championship groups. His 168 regular-season video games performed are probably the most by a good finish in crew historical past. He retired with 592 receptions, 6,569 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns.

“I’m nonetheless wrapping my thoughts round it a little bit bit,” Miller stated. “The Steelers group begins with the Rooney household, but it surely was constructed by means of so many nice, iconic gamers all through the historical past of the NFL. As I used to be enjoying, Coach (Mike) Tomlin talked about the usual on a regular basis. I simply wished to make individuals who wore the black and gold earlier than us proud and dwell as much as their expectations. To even be talked about with them is particular.”

Davis, who died in 2019 on the age of 75, entered the league as an undrafted rookie and rose to the rank of offensive crew captain for a lot of his profession. He performed 13 NFL seasons — all with Pittsburgh — and was a member of 4 Tremendous Bowl-winning groups within the Metal Metropolis.

Mathews performed for the Steelers from 1951-59 and reached two Professional Bowls. He amassed 230 receptions for 3,919 yards and 34 TDs in his time with Pittsburgh.

Cope endeared himself to the Pittsburgh devoted as a radio colour commentator calling Steelers video games from 1970 to 2004. He died at 79 in 2008. As well-known as his voice his, his legacy will final even past that — Hope was the creator of the Horrible Towel.

The Steelers will enshrine the 2022 Corridor of Honor class in an on-field presentation throughout Pittsburgh’s Week 10 tilt towards the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 13.