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Alan Faneca      

Former NFL Guard; Epilepsy Survivor & Advocate

Alan Faneca is a former NFL player who won the Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005. Faneca, who played guard, developed epilepsy at age 15, although he was able to control it with medication and continue playing football.

Faneca played college football at Louisiana State University, earning consensus All-America honors.

Throughout the course of his NFL career, Faneca played for the Steelers, the New York Jets, and the Arizona Cardinals. Faneca retired from playing professionally in 2011, ending his distinguished career with nine Pro Bowl appearances, eight All-Pro selections, and one Super Bowl ring.

In recognition of the weight-related health issues suffered by many retired players, he has lost over 100 pounds since his retirement and has run marathons.

Faneca is an epilepsy awareness advocate, helping himself, his daughter who also has the condition, and others like them.

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