The Pittsburgh Steelers today announced their Hall of Honor class of 2022.
As always, the Steelers will set the new class in an on-field presentation during the season – this time against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 13.
Myron Cope | Color Commentator (1970-2004)
The younger generation of Pittsburgh Steelers fans may know Myron Cope as the creator of the famously terrifying towel, but the older generation knew him for his voice. His unique nasal voice, mixed with a thick Pittsburgh accent, has drawn him to Steelers fans far and wide.
Cope became a radio color commentator in 1970 and was known for the legendary call and catchphrase – “okel dokel,” “yoi” and “double yoi” through its final season in 2004.
It was also Cope who popularized “The Bus” (Jerome Betis) and “Slash” (Kordell Stewart). They also coined nicknames for the Steelers’ rivals: “Cincinnati Bangles,” “Brownies” and “Cryboys.”
Sam Davis | Guard (1967-1979)
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The pro football focus database didn’t exist in 1967, so there’s pro stats on Sam Davis—playing on four Super Bowl-winning rosters should tell you enough.
According to Steelers.com, Davis earned the position of left guard early in season three, and was an offensive captain for most of his career.
Ray Mathews | Halfback/Right End (1951-59)
Dayton, Pa.’s own Ray Matthews was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 7th round (81st-overall) of the 1951 draft. A career season at rushing yards (315) allowed Matthews to the Pro Bowl in 1952, and a career season in receiving yards (762) earned him another in 1955.
Matthews’ nine-year career in Pittsburgh earned him 3,963 yards (34 touchdowns) and 1,057 rushing yards (five touchdowns).
Heather Miller | Tight End (2005-2015)
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Before there was MUUUUTH, there was HEEEATH – the best tight end ever to donate black and gold.
Heath Miller’s career cemented him as a legend in Pittsburgh after finishing with 6,569 yards and 45 touchdowns on 592 receptions.
The story originally appeared on Steelers Wire