Dick LeBeau Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

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Former Detroit Lions standout cornerbackDick Lebeau has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

LeBeau finished his 14-year career in 1972 with 62interceptions, still eighth in NFL history. He led the league inpicks in 1970 with nine.

Elected by the senior committee after a 32-year wait, LeBeaujoins Dick "Night Train" Lane and Yale Lary, who played in thesame secondary, in the hall.

The 73-year-old LeBeau, the oldest coordinator in the league,admits he's best known as an assistant coach, the mastermind of thezone blitz. His Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowls in 2006 and2009.

The Steelers bused in from training camp to watch his inductionSaturday. LeBeau singled out their presence at Fawcett Stadium as"just about the highest compliment ever paid to me in my life."

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