Ex-Steelers great Faneca retires from NFL

Ex-Steelers great Faneca retires from NFL

PITTSBURGH, May 10 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca announced Tuesday he has retired from the NFL after a 13-year career.

Jets release veteran OL Faneca

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Veteran offensive lineman Alan Faneca was released Saturday by the New York Jets, team officials said.
Jets will have seven players in Pro Bowl

Jets will have seven players in Pro Bowl

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The New York Jets will have seven players and the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings six each in the Pro Bowl Feb. 8 in Honolulu, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Report: Jets ink G Alan Faneca

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The New York Jets have reached a tentative five-year, $40 million agreement with guard Alan Faneca, a published report said Saturday.

DE Smith in long-term deal with Steelers

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Defensive end Aaron Smith agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL team announced Wednesday.

Super Bowl MVP vote total sets record

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- SuperBowl.com announced Wednesday that a record number of fans voted online Sunday for the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XL.

Pro Bowl Starters

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Starting lineups for the 2003 Pro Bowl, to be played Feb. 2 in Honolulu.

Pro Bowl Rosters

By United Press International

AFC North Capsules

By United Press International

Chosen for NFL Pro Bowl

HONOLULU, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Players selected to play in Sunday's NFL Pro Bowl game:

AFC Championship: Depth Charts

Depth charts for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, who will meet Sunday in the AFC Championship game:
By United Press International

Pro Bowl Starters

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Starting lineups for the NFL Pro Bowl, as announced by the league Saturday:

Pro Bowl roster

The following are the players selected to play in the 2002 Pro Bowl in Honolulu:
By United Press International
Alan Faneca
Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Parker (L) and Alan Faneca celebrate after a 11 yard touchdown run by Parker in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. (pronounced /ˈfænɨkə/; born December 7, 1976) is a former American football guard in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 26th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football for Louisiana State.

Faneca also played for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. A nine-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Faneca won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

Faneca attended John Curtis Christian Middle School and later Lamar Consolidated High School in Texas. He also lettered in track. He was an All-Greater Houston, Orlando Sentinel All-South, and Touchdown Club of Houston player of the year. At age 15, Faneca began having seizures, which were later diagnosed as epilepsy. He started on medication to control it and was able to continue playing football.

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