SAN FRANCISCO – Tony Dungy has chosen former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell to be his presenter Aug. 6 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio
Shell played with Dungy in 1977 and 1978, when they were both members of Pittsburgh’s secondary. Dungy served as defensive backs coach on the Steelers from 1981 to 1983 before being promoted to Pittsburgh’s defensive coordinator from 1984 to 1988.
Shell was a five-time Pro Bowl safety for the Steelers before he ended a 14-year career after the 1987 season.
“Donnie Shell is a great person and he was quite a player,’’ Dungy said Tuesday. ”He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame someday.’’
Dungy, who served as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, was elected to the Hall of Fame on Saturday.