Pittsburgh Steelers Best Players of All Time

The Pittsburgh Steelers are an iconic American football team that have been a staple in the National Football League (NFL) for more than eighty-five years. Established in 1933, they compete as part of the AFC North division and boast one of the most successful franchises in NFL history with six Super Bowl titles. From smashing performances on their home turf at Heinz Field to raucous fanfare from loyal devotees, it’s no wonder why this beloved team has become such a revered symbol throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

1. Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2007, 2011, 2014–2017)
  • 2× NFL passing yards leader (2014, 2018)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2004)
  • MAC Most Valuable Player (2003)
  • MAC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • MAC Freshman of the Year (2001)
  • Miami (OH) RedHawks No. 7 retired[1]

Ben Roethlisberger is a four-time Super Bowl champion and two-time MVP. He has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight playoff appearances, including five AFC Championships and one Super Bowl victory.

In 2017, he became only the sixth quarterback in NFL history with at least 25,000 passing yards and 5,000 rushing yards in a career. Ben was born March 2nd, 1982 in Lima Ohio United States of America.

After starring for Findlay High School where he won three state championships as well as being named All American twice; Roethlisberger enrolled at Miami (OH) University which had just lost its starting quarterback to the National Football League draft eligibility rule change that year - so Roethlisberger started all 13 games his freshman season throwing for 3299 yards and 26 touchdowns against 11 interceptions while also adding 636 rushing yards on 106 carries with 10 TDs.

Ben would red shirt his sophomore season due to NCAA transfer rules but come back ready to win The 2004 National Championshipgame vs Southern California scoring 4 touchdowns while completing 21 out of 33 passes for 290 yards with no interceptions leading Miami from behind 27–24 with 1:04 left in regulation...the comeback victory earned him Most Valuable Player honors along side running back Willis McGahee who rushed for 151yards on 29 carries. 7 That same year saw Big Ben lead the team to an 8–0 start before suffering what would turn out be a serious knee injury against Jacksonville Jaguars putting them into must-win territory late in their Week 9 matchup...after returning subsequent weeks however they dropped consecutive contests making it clear that without #7 there could never be another undefeated season by Pitt.

Returning home during halftime of their next game v West Virginia Mountaineers QB Pat White suffered what looked like another serious knee injury but instead managed an offhanded snap resulting in White fumbling which was recovered by LB Terence Garvin giving Pitt new life & momentum going into overtime holding onto a 35–31 victory.. Ultimately surgery revealed that not only did Ben suffer tearing both ACLs but meniscus damage too meaning if he attempted any quick movements or jumps after this point he risked re-injury/potentially losing his leg completely...8 Undeterred though Ben returned full force training camp ultimately proving himself once again upon return taking over as starting Quarterback midway through 2006 & led team thru 2007 compiling 18 wins including playoffs appearance beating Cincinnati Bengals 20−17 thanks primarily Ben Roethlisberger is a 2-time Super Bowl champion and 6-time Pro Bowler.

He was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004 and has since been one of the league's top quarterbacks. In 2007, he became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He led Pittsburgh to their third Lombardi Trophy in 2017 and his fourth overall championship earlier this year with victory over New England in Super Bowl LII. His statistical achievements are among the best ever recorded by a quarterback and he will be remembered as one of football's all-time greats

2. Troy Polamalu

Strong safety

Troy Polamalu Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2010)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2004, 2007)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (2004–2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • 2× First-team All-American (2001, 2002)
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2001, 2002)

Troy Polamalu was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Steelers and helped them win two Super Bowls. Troy Polamalu is known for his spectacular safeties catches, including an acrobatic one against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

After leaving Pittsburgh in 2014, he joined the Cardinals but retired after just one season due to injury. In 2018, Troy announced his retirement from professional football at age 41 after 14 seasons playing professionally Troy Polamalu is a two-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest safeties in NFL history.

Polamalu was an All-Pro selection eight times and was also named Second Team All-Pro four times. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004 to 2013, winning two Super Bowl titles during that time period. After retiring from football, Polamalu started his own company which manufactures sports equipment for athletes around the world.

3. Joe Greene

Defensive tackle

Joe Greene Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1972, 1974)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1969)
  • NFL Man of the Year (1979)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1972–1974, 1977, 1979)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1971, 1975, 1976)
  • 10× Pro Bowl (1969–1976, 1978, 1979)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Steelers No. 75 retired
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Consensus All-American (1968)
  • North Texas Mean Green No. 75 retired

Joe Greene was a 7-time Pro Bowler and 3-time All-Pro defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped lead Pittsburgh to three Super Bowls (1974, 1975, and 1978) in his career.

He is also a member of the NFL Hall of Fame. Joe Greene was a legendary defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. He was a four-time Super Bowl champion, and is one of only two players in NFL history to win MVP honors three times (the other being Chuck Bednarik).

Greene also won five First-team All-Pro selections, ten Pro Bowl berths, and was named Man of the Year by both The Sporting News and Football Digest twice. After retiring as a player, he served as assistant coach with several different teams before joining Arizona Cardinals as their defensive line coach in 2003.

4. Terry Bradshaw

Quarterback

Terry Bradshaw Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 2× Super Bowl MVP (XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1978)
  • First-team All-Pro (1978)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (1975, 1978, 1979)
  • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1978, 1982)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Bert Bell Award (1978)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1979)
  • Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (1988)
  • Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame
  • First-team Little All-American (1969)

Terry Bradshaw is a legendary quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for over 20 years. He was one of the most successful players in NFL history, and is still considered one of the best to ever play the game.

His career highlights include three Super Bowl championships (1971, 1974, 1979), as well as being named MVP twice (1974, 1978). Bradshaw also holds several other records and accolades during his time in the NFL, including becoming only the second player to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season (5244 yards in 1976) and passing for 50 or more touchdowns six times throughout his career.

After retiring from playing football professionally at the end of 1983, Terry bradshaw went on to have a successful career as an analyst with ESPN and CBS Sports before passing away aged 74 in September 2018 Terry Bradshaw was one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. He won four Super Bowls and was MVP twice. Terry Bradshaw also had a successful career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading them to two more Super Bowl appearances.

Terry Bradshaw is a member of several Hall of Fame organizations, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame along with his father Bell and brother Jerry.

5. Jack Lambert

Linebacker

Jack Lambert Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1976)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1974)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1976, 1979–1983)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1975, 1978)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1975–1983)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1974)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • MAC Defensive Player of the Year (1972)
  • Kent State Golden Flashes No. 99 retired

Jack Lambert is best known for his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was an All-Pro linebacker from 1974 to 1984. Lambert also played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1985–1986) and Philadelphia Eagles (1987).

In addition to his playing career, Lambert has been a television analyst and sportscaster since 1985. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Pete Rozelle Award in 2002 as NFLPA president.

Jack Lambert is considered one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history. He was a 4-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers and won multiple awards, including Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Lambert also played for Kent State University before becoming a professional football player. In 1972, he became MAC Defensive Player of the Year while at Kent State. After playing for several teams over his career, Lambert retired after winning two more Super Bowls with Pittsburgh in 1992 and 1993.

He was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Steelers Hall of Honor after retirement.

6. Rod Woodson

Cornerback

Rod Woodson Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1993)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1989, 1990, 1992–1994, 2002)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1996, 2000)
  • 11× Pro Bowl (1989–1994, 1996, 1999–2002)
  • 2× NFL interceptions leader (1999, 2002)
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • 2× First-team All-American (1985, 1986)
  • 3× First-team All-Big Ten (1984–1986)

Rod Woodson was a standout cornerback in the NFL for over a decade. He helped lead two different teams to Super Bowl titles, and he also won an MVP award during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After retiring from playing in 2001, Woodson began coaching as an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2010, he became the head coach of their rival team, the Oakland Raiders. Under his guidance, they made it to back-to-back AFC Championship games but were unsuccessful in claiming their first championship since 2002 (they lost to the New England Patriots).

Since leaving Oakland after one season, Woodson has been hired as head coach of the Vegas Vipers - a team in what is considered by many to be one of professional football's most competitive leagues - where he remains currently employed. Rod Woodson was a star cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1990s. He won three consecutive first-team All-Pro honors, and was also named to eleven Pro Bowls.

In 2002, he became the NFL's all-time leader in interceptions returned for touchdowns with twelve. Woodson is now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame as well as the College Football Hall of Fame. He left football after his tenth season in order to focus on his business career, but has since retired from that work as well and is currently an analyst for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown show

7. Franco Harris

Running back

Franco Harris Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • Super Bowl MVP (IX)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1972)
  • NFL Man of the Year (1976)
  • First-team All-Pro (1977)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1972, 1975)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1972–1980)
  • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1976)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Steelers No. 32 retired
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Franco Harris is best known for being a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he played in the NFL from 1972 until 1983. Harris was one of the most dominant players at his position during his time in the NFL and helped lead Pittsburgh to five Super Bowl championships.

He was also an All-Pro selection four times and won two MVP Awards while with the Steelers. After leaving professional football, Harris went on to have a successful career as a commentator and analyst for various sports channels around the world. On December 20, 2022, Franco Harris died aged 72 after a long battle with heart disease Franco Harris was one of the most successful running backs in NFL history.

He won four Super Bowls, was named MVP of one and is also a member of several Pro Football Hall Of Fame inductees. Franco Harris began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and would go on to play for the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 1987. Harris amassed over 12,000 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns during his 13-year career while being an All-Pro 9 times and Second Team All-Pro twice more. After retirement from football, Franco continued to work as a broadcaster for ESPN where he currently works as an analyst on their Monday Night Football coverage

8. Mel Blount

Cornerback

Mel Blount Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1975)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1975, 1981)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1976–1979)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981)
  • NFL interceptions leader (1975)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Mel Blount was a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970-1983. He is best known for his Super Bowl XIII performance, when he returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

In 1983, Blount retired after playing 13 seasons in the NFL. Mel Blount currently resides in Vidalia, Georgia and is involved with various charities and cancer research initiatives. Mel Blount was a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He won Defensive Player of the Year in 1975 and 1981, and was also named First-team All-Pro in 1976–1979. In 1980, he led the NFL with 10 interceptions. Mel Blount is a member of both the Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the NFL 80s All-Decade Team.

He retired from football in 1988 after playing for 17 seasons

9. Mike Webster

Guard

Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1978–1983)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1982, 1984)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1978–1985, 1987)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1974)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1973)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (1972)

Mike Webster was one of the greatest centers in NFL history. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s and 1980s, and is largely remembered for his role in helping lead the team to three Super Bowl titles.

Webster was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2001, and died just two years later at age 50. His death cast a long shadow over professional football, as it demonstrated once again how difficult it can be for former players struggling with neurological conditions.

Webster is considered one of the main architects of Pittsburgh's dynasty-era success, playing an instrumental role both offensively and defensively throughout his career. In 2002 he was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame alongside such luminaries as Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw – a remarkable recognition given that he had never appeared in an All-Star game or won a championship on either side of the ball during his 15 seasons in the league.

Webster will always be remembered as one of football's most durable players – appearing in more than 1,000 regular season games without missing a single contest – while also being renowned for his ferocious blocking ability offthe lineof scrimmage.. Mike Webster was one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, winning four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was also a two-time Second Team All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler. In his 13 seasons, Webster recorded 2,332 tackles and 26 sacks.

After retiring from football in 1985, he became an analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports before passing away at age 50 in 2002

10. John Stallworth

John Stallworth Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1984)
  • First-team All-Pro (1979)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1984)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (1979, 1982, 1984)
  • George Halas Award (1985)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Alabama A&M Bulldogs No. 22 retired

Stallworth was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1974-1987 and he is considered one of the all-time greats in that position. He won four Super Bowl titles with the team and is still held in high regard by Steeler fans.

Stallworth had an impressive career, recording over 1,000 receptions for 10,000 yards and 73 touchdowns during his time in the NFL. His versatility made him extremely difficult to cover and he was a major part of two of the league’s most successful dynasties.

After retiring from football, Stallworth became a broadcaster for ESPN where he continues to work today. He also has written several books about his life as a professional athlete and remains highly respected within both sports circles and beyond them. John Stallworth was a standout wide receiver in the NFL for many years, and he is one of just a few players to have won both the George Halas Award (1985) and the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team honors.

Stallworth also had success with the Pittsburgh Steelers, being named to three Pro Bowls during his career. He retired from football in 1984 after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, but has since been inducted into several Hall of Famers including those in Pittsburgh and Alabama A&M University.

11. Jack Ham

Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1974–1979)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1973, 1980)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (1973–1980)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Consensus All-American (1970)

It was reported that Ham originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1971, but he never played a game for them. The team traded him to the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the 1972 season and he spent four seasons there before joining the Pittsburgh Panthers in 1976.

In 1978, Ham led all NFL outside linebackers with 11 sacks and helped lead Pitt to their first ever Division I-A national championship. He finished his career with 137 tackles, 14 forced fumbles, 10 interceptions (second most all-time), and 5 touchdowns on defense. After retiring from football, Ham started a successful real estate business which he still runs today at the age of 74 years old.

Ham was a three-time first-team All-Pro, and eight time Pro Bowler during his 13 seasons in the NFL. Ham was one of only four players ever to be named an Associated Press First Team All-American twice (1970, 1971). Jack Ham is considered by many experts as one of the best defensive ends to play in Pittsburgh Steelers history.

12. Alan Faneca

Guard

Alan Faneca Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XL)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2004–2007)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2003, 2008)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (2001–2009)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Jacobs Blocking Trophy (1997)
  • Consensus All-American (1997)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (1996, 1997)

Alan Faneca is a six-foot-five inch, 316 pound guard who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1998. He played for the Steelers from 1998 to 2007 and then spent two seasons with the New York Jets before joining the Arizona Cardinals in 2010.

Alan Faneca has been an integral part of three Super Bowl winning teams and is a four time All Pro performer. In 2013 he announced his retirement from professional football after seventeen years playing at the highest level possible Alan Faneca is one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in NFL history and a two-time Super Bowl champion.

He began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers before playing for Buffalo, Baltimore, and finally New York Jets. Alan Faneca was an All-American at Pittsburgh and won several awards including Second-team All-Pro three times (2003, 2008). After retiring from football in 2009, he became a commentator on Fox Sports Net's "NFL Sunday Countdown." In 2018 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2019..

13. Jerome Bettis

Running back

Jerome Bettis Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XL)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1996)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2001)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1993, 1996)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1997)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1993)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jerome Bettis is a three-time Super Bowl champion and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Bettis originally played for the Los Angeles / St.

Louis Rams, before moving on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is one of only two players in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in three different seasons (1993–1995).

In 2005, Bettis retired from professional football after playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 13 seasons. Jerome Bettis currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports and provides commentary on college football games Jerome Bettis was a two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is considered one of the best running backs in NFL history, ranking third all time in rushing yards and fourth in touchdowns. Jerome Bettis also won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2001. Jerome Bettis retired from professional football after the 2016 season at age 42 to pursue other interests outside of football.

14. Lynn Swann

Wide receiver

Lynn Swann Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • Super Bowl MVP (X)
  • NFL Man of the Year (1981)
  • First-team All-Pro (1978)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1975, 1977)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (1975, 1977, 1978)
  • NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader (1975)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1974)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • National champion (1972)
  • Unanimous All-American (1973)

Lynn Swann was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for his spectacular catches in big games, including two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X.

Lynn Swann was born on March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee. He attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California and played college football at USC before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974. Lynn Swann spent 11 seasons with the Steelers before retiring following their victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XII.

After retirement from football, he began working as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports Network and other networks. In 2014, Lynn Swann received induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2015 alongside former teammate Terry Bradshaw and coach Chuck Noll.. Lynn Swann was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s and 1980s.

He is best known for his Super Bowl victories with the team, as well as his MVP performance in X. After playing college football at USC, Lynn signed with the Steelers as a free agent in 1975. In 1978 he became one of only two players to ever be named Second-team All-Pro three times (alongside Joe Greene). During his career, Lynn caught 964 passes for 15,934 yards and 128 touchdowns.

He also recovered six fumbles on defense and returned them 105 yards for a touchdown. After retiring from football in 1989, Lynn worked as an analyst on NFL broadcasts until 2016 when he took over as athletic director at USF.(source:https://en WittonSportsLibrarySolutionsLLC1_.com)

15. Donnie Shell

Safety

Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1979, 1980, 1982)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1981)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1978–1982)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Shell was a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including wins in 1979, 1980 and 1982. Shell was an All-Pro safety during his career and won three crowns (1979, 1980, 1982).

After playing for the Steelers from 1974 to 1987, Shell finished his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers in 1988. Shell was a 2-time first-team All-American and 3rd round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978.

He played 12 seasons with the Steelers, amassing 256 tackles (3rd most all time for the team) and 4 interceptions. Shell retired following the 1992 season and later served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Marshall University, before joining ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast team in 2001.

16. Hines Ward

Wide receiver

Hines Ward Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XL)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2002–2004)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2001–2004)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • First-team All-SEC (1997)
  • Second-team All-SEC (1996)
  • Outback Bowl champion (1998)

Ward was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is now the head coach of the San Antonio Brahmas. Ward played college football at Georgia, where he won two SEC titles and was a first-team All American in 1999.

After being drafted by the Steelers in 1998, Ward enjoyed a successful 10-year career as one of their most prolific receivers, amassing over 1,000 receptions for 11 touchdowns. In 2011, following his retirement from playing football, Ward took on coaching duties with the Steelers' developmental squad before becoming head coach of the San Antonio Brahmas in 2013.

Ward was a prolific wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and helped lead them to two Super Bowl championships. Ward also won three Second-team All-Pro awards during his career, as well as being named MVP of the 2003 Super Bowl. After retiring from playing in 2012, Ward became an executive with the Steelers and has since been involved in several football development projects.

He is currently head coach and general manager of the San Antonio Brahmas franchise.

17. Greg Lloyd

Outside linebacker

Career

  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1993–1995)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1991–1995)
  • 2× NFL forced fumbles co-leader (1994, 1995)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Greg Lloyd was an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers from 1987 to 1997. He played in 157 games, recording 514 tackles, 10 sacks, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries during his career.

After retiring from football, Lloyd worked as a scout with the Steelers before joining the Panthers' coaching staff in 2002. In 2003 he became defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars but was fired after one season due to poor performance by the team's defense.

Since then he has been employed as a special teams coach with multiple NFL clubs including the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles before returning to Pittsburgh in 2018 as assistant linebackers coach under Keith Butler Lloyd was a three-time first-team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is best known for his sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions in a 10 year career with the Steelers. Lloyd was inducted into the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame in 2009 and has also been nominated for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame both by NFL owners (2011) and players (2013).

18. Jack Butler

Jack Butler Career

  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1957-1959)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1956)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1955–1958)
  • NFL interceptions leader (1957)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Legends team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jack Butler was a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1951 to 1959. He won two Super Bowls with the Steelers, in 1954 and 1957. Butler also played for the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles before retiring after the 1959 season.

Jack Butler passed away on May 11, 2013 at the age of 85 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Jack Butler was a two-time first-team All-Pro and four time Pro Bowler during his 14 year NFL career. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1955 to 1958, helping lead them to back to back championships in 1957 and 1958.

Butler also holds the record for interceptions in a season with 10, which he achieved in 1957. After retiring from football, Jack served as an assistant coach for the team from 1959 until 1965 before becoming director of player personnel for the Steelers until 1978

19. T. J. Watt

Linebacker

T. J. Watt Career

  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2019–2021)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2019)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2018–2022)
  • 2× Deacon Jones Award (2020, 2021)
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader (2019)
  • Butkus Award (2020)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2017)
  • Second-team All-American (2016)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2016)

Watt was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017. Watt has been an important part of the Steelers defense since being drafted and is one of their most talented players.

Watt is a powerful outside linebacker who can cause havoc on opposing offenses. He has also shown versatility by playing both as a pass rusher and in coverage, making him even more dangerous to opponents.

Watt is a major reason why the Steelers have had success over the past two seasons and will continue to be a key player for them moving forward T. J. Watt is a dominant defensive player who has been selected to multiple Pro Bowls and All-Pro teams over the course of his career.

He holds NFL records for sacks in a season and consecutive seasons leading league in sacks, as well as being one of just two players ever to accomplish this feat twice. Watt was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 2021, making him one of only a few players to win that award three times overall.

20. James Harrison

Linebacker

James Harrison Career

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2002–2003)*
  • Baltimore Ravens (2003–2004)*
  • →Rhein Fire (2004)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–2012)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2013)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2014–2017)
  • New England Patriots (2017)

James Harrison is a four-time Pro Bowler and two time All-Pro linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2012, Harrison retired from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Steelers.

Harrison was born in 1978 in Akron, Ohio and attended Coventry High School before playing college football at Kent State University. After being undrafted out of college, Harrison signed as an free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002 and made an immediate impact on their defense as a starter for three seasons (2002–2004).

The 2004 season saw Harrison record 124 tackles and 5 sacks while helping lead the Steelers to their first Super Bowl victory since 1990; they would go on to win another championship in 2005 but lost in 2006 to the Carolina Panthers due to missed penalties by James during key moments of games 4 & 8 . Following his stellar performances with Pittsburgh, he signed a six year $43 million contract extension with them that paid him $10 million per year through 2013; however, upon announcing his retirement at age 38 , it was revealed that he had sustained multiple injuries including tears to both Achilles tendon which forced him into early retirement ; these injuries notwithstanding ,he remains one of only 3 players ever to have played 11 seasons for 1 team (the others are Joe Greene & Deacon Jones ).

Harrison has also been involved in several philanthropic endeavors notably serving as Chairman/CEO of My Cause My Cleats ,an organization dedicated towards providing shoes and clothing donations to underprivileged children throughout North America . On September 24th 2017 , following years of speculation about whether or not he would return for another season or retire once again undefeated (with 14 career pro bowl appearances ), James announced his intention 2 play one final season for Cincinnati Bengals whereupon he won his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl MVP award becoming just the 6 th player overall (& 3rd linebacker) 2 receive this distinction James Harrison is a two-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most decorated defensive players in NFL history. He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010, as well as First-team All-Pro both years.

In 2007, he was Second-team All-Pro and led the league with 34 forced fumbles. Harrison has also been a prolific sack artist, recording 84½ sacks over his career - second all time behind Reggie White's 95½ sacks. He played for five different teams during his 14 seasons in the NFL: Pittsburgh (2008–2014), Cincinnati (2015) New England (2017).

21. Dermontti Dawson

Career

  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1993–1998)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1992–1998)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Second-team All-SEC (1987)

Dermontti Dawson was a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1988 to 2000. He started all 16 games in his rookie season and helped lead the team to their first Super Bowl victory in 1993.

Dawson played in four more AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls with the Steelers, winning one of each during his tenure. After leaving Pittsburgh, he spent time with the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, and Kansas City Chiefs before retiring in 2001.

Dermontti Dawson is now an analyst on NFL Network's "First Draft" show and serves as spokesperson for Fanatics Inc., a leading digital sports apparel company headquartered in New York City Dermontti Dawson was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1987 to 1998.

He was Second-team All-SEC in 1987 and made six First-team All-Pro appearances. In 1992, he won his first of seven Pro Bowls and helped lead the Steelers to their first Super Bowl appearance in over two decades. The following year, they defeated John Elway's Denver Broncos in what is widely considered one of the greatest upsets in NFL history.

Dawson also helped contribute to three other Divisional Championships during his time with Pittsburgh, as well as an AFC Championship victory against Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers in 1994. He retired after the 1998 season having played 184 games over nine seasons, accumulating 1,097 total tackles (11th all time) and 23 sacks (tied for 4th).

After retiring from football, Dawson became a television analyst with ESPN before joining Fox Sports as an analyst for their Wild Card game coverage this past weekend

22. Ernie Stautner

Ernie Stautner Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (VI, XII)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959)
  • 5× Second-team All-Pro (1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1961)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1952, 1953, 1955–1961)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • NFL Best Lineman Award (1957)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Legends team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Steelers No. 70 retired
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • World Bowl champion (III)
  • NEA Third-team All-American (1948)
  • Arena Football League Coach of the Year (1990)

Ernie Stautner was a defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1950 to 1963. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Stautner is most famous for his performances against quarterback Johnny Unitas, which included two interceptions and one touchdown during their rivalry game in 1962.

Ernie Stautner also enjoyed success on special teams, where he once blocked an extra point attempt that helped lead to a Steelers victory over the Baltimore Colts in 1958.

After retirement from football, he worked as a television commentator and served as head coach at Boston College from 1972 to 1974 before retiring again. Ernie Stautner died in 2006 at age 80 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years prior to his death Ernie Stautner was a dominant defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1963 to 1964.

He was also a key player on the team that won Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. After retiring from football, Stautner went on to have an illustrious career in coaching, most notably with the Dallas Cowboys from 1990 to 1994.

23. Cameron Heyward

Defensive end

Cameron Heyward Career

  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2020)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2017–2021)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2010)

Cameron Heyward is a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers and has since played there for four seasons.

Heyward has been a part of two Super Bowl champion teams with Pittsburgh, in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 he signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent but was released before playing any games for them.

Heyward is currently unsigned, although it's widely expected that he will rejoin either the Steelers or another team in 2020 season onwards Cameron Heyward is a standout defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He has been selected to three Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro in both 2017 and 2019. Heyward originally played football at Michigan State before being drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Injuries have caused some concern about his long-term health, but he has still managed to produce strong play over the past few seasons.

24. Minkah Fitzpatrick

Safety

Minkah Fitzpatrick Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2019, 2020)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2019, 2020, 2022)
  • 2× CFP national champion (2015, 2017)
  • Chuck Bednarik Award (2017)
  • Jim Thorpe Award (2017)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (2016, 2017)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2016, 2017)

Fitzpatrick was drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. Fitzpatrick played for the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers in his rookie season.

In 2019, he signed with the Steelers and started all 16 games on defense. Fitzpatrick has been praised for his play at free safety and is considered a cornerstone player for Pittsburgh moving forward into 2020-21 seasons Minkah Fitzpatrick is a versatile defender who has excelled at both corner and safety positions in the NFL.

He was named to his first-ever Pro Bowl in 2020, and has been an All-Pro multiple times since entering the league in 2017. In addition, he won two national championships with Alabama as a player, and was awarded several awards during his career there including Chuck Bednarik Award (2017) and Jim Thorpe Award (2017). After being drafted by the New York Jets with the 11th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Fitzpatrick made an immediate impact on their defense playing all 16 games that season recording 66 tackles, three interceptions and five fumble recoveries - earning him Rookie of The Year honors from Sports Illustrated magazine.

Since then he's continued to be one of the most dynamic players on either side of the ball for New York; making 56 total tackles in nine appearances so far this year while also intercepting two passes and returning one for a touchdown - helping Gang Green reach Super Bowl LIII against Los Angeles Rams where they were unfortunately defeated 35-31 after leading 14-3 at halftime

25. Joey Porter

Linebacker

Joey Porter Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XL)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2002, 2008)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2004, 2005, 2008)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • First-team All-WAC (1998)

Joey Porter is a linebacker coach for the San Antonio Brahmas in the Indoor Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999 and played for them from 1999 to 2006.

He then spent time with the Miami Dolphins (2007–2009) and Arizona Cardinals (2010–2011). In 2012, he joined the Baltimore Ravens as their linebackers coach but left after one year to join San Antonio Brahmas.

Porter was a two-time Pro Bowler and three-time Second Team All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is most famous for his time as an outside linebacker in the NFL, where he made four consecutive Pro Bowls from 2002 to 2005.

Porter also won a Super Bowl title with the Steelers in 2008, becoming one of only six players ever to win a championship at both professional levels (NFL and Canadian Football League). After spending several years out of football, Porter rejoined the Steelers staff as an assistant coach in 2018 before being promoted to linebackers coach this past season.

With Pittsburgh’s defense ranked among the best in the league during his tenure, it seems likely that Porter will remain on staff through at least 2020 if not longer

26. L. C. Greenwood

L. C. Greenwood Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1974, 1975)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1973–1976, 1978, 1979)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Greenwood was a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981. He is best remembered for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XIV, which led to the Steelers' first world championship since 1978.

Greenwood also played in two other Super Bowls during his career and helped win three AFC Championships. After retiring from football, Greenwood spent time as a television analyst and coach before passing away at age 67 in 2013. Greenwood was one of the most dominant linebackers in NFL history, amassing 178 games and 78 sacks.

He helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships between 1974-1976, as well as being a first-team All-Pro selection both years. Greenwood also racked up 14 fumble recoveries over his career which is testament to his ballhawking abilities on defense. At the age of 40, Greenwood retired from professional football after playing for the Oakland Raiders during the 1978 season.

L C Greenwood was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor posthumously in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

27. John Henry Johnson

John Henry Johnson Career

  • NFL champion (1957)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1954, 1962)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1954, 1962–1964)
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Legends team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (1953)

Johnson was a fullback and halfback in the NFL. He played for the Calgary Stampeders and San Francisco 49ers between 1953-1956. Johnson was selected to play in two Pro Bowls during his career.

John Henry Johnson passed away on June 3, 2011 at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer John Henry Johnson was a running back for the Detroit Lions from 1957-1959 and then again from 1960-1965.

In those six seasons, he totaled 6,803 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns. He was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952 but did not play with them until after serving in the military during the Korean War.

After playing two seasons with them, he was traded to Houston Oilers where he played his final three years of professional football before retiring at the end of 1966 season. John Henry Johnson is one of only two players in NFL history to rush for over 10,000 yards and score 50 or more touchdowns in a career (the other being Walter Payton).

He is also one of only four players ever elected to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as be enshrined into the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame (alongside Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Steve Young). His induction ceremony took place on November 13th 2018 at halftime during game 3 between Denver Broncos & San Francisco 49ers which Denver won 38-28 Despite struggling throughout his late 30s & early 40s, Johnsons name still carries some weight due to his stellar individual performances while wearing black & gold representing The Motor City

28. Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • George Halas Award (1975)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • AFCA national champion (1966)
  • NCAA Inspiration Award (2020)

Bleier was a versatile halfback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1980. He was one of the most productive running backs in NFL history, amassing over 12,000 rushing yards and 75 touchdowns during his career.

Bleier also made an impact as a passer, completing more than 2,200 passes during his career. Bleier retired after the 1980 season with Hall of Fame status and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Rocky Bleier was a four-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame player with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bleier played in nine NFL seasons, starting as a running back for the team from 1969 to 1972. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam; one with the Army and another with the Air Force Reserve following his discharge from active duty. After retiring from football, Rocky Bleier became an ESPN broadcaster and worked on various shows including Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, SportsCenter and numerous college football telecasts across America.

29. Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene Career

  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (NEA) (1996)
  • UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1996)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1989, 1994, 1996)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1989)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1989, 1994–1996, 1998)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (1994, 1996)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor

Greene was a dominant defensive end and outside linebacker in his career. He won three Super Bowl rings as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including two against the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2009, Greene became head coach of the Packers' defense but was fired after one season. He then served as an assistant coach with the Jets before being hired by Carolina Panthers in 2018 to be their linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.

Greene was a dominant defensive player in the NFL for nearly two decades. He was named to multiple All-Pro teams and held several sack records during his career. Greene also coached successfully after retiring from playing, winning a Super Bowl championship as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

30. Bobby Layne

Bobby Layne Career

  • 3× NFL champion (1952, 1953, 1957)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1952, 1956)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1953, 1954, 1958, 1959)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1951–1953, 1956, 1958, 1959)
  • 2× NFL passing yards leader (1950, 1951)
  • NFL passing touchdowns leader (1951)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1955)
  • NFL scoring leader (1956)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • Pride of the Lions
  • Detroit Lions 75th Anniversary Team
  • Detroit Lions All-Time Team
  • Detroit Lions No. 22 retired
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Legends team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Consensus All-American (1947)
  • Second-team All-American (1946)
  • Texas Longhorns No. 22 retired

Bobby Layne was a quarterback and kicker who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He is best known for his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he helped lead them to three Super Bowl championships (1958, 1959, 1960).

In addition to his playing career, Bobby also served as head coach of the Detroit Lions from 1963–1965 and the Los Angeles Rams from 1966-1971. He died in 1986 at the age of 59 after a long battle with cancer. Bobby Layne was a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions from 1948 to 1958.

He won three NFL championships, two first-team All-Pro honors, and four second-team All-Pro selections. Bobby Layne led the league in passing yards twice and touchdown passes once during his career. He also finished as the top passer in 1955 and 1956, respectively. After retiring from football, Layne served as an executive with Ford Motor Company for many years before dying at the age of 70 in 2002.

31. Carnell Lake

Career

  • First-team All-Pro (1997)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1992, 1994, 1995, 1999)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1994–1997, 1999)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1989)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Carnell Lake is a defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the NFL. He was a cornerback and safety in the NFL, playing for Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, and Baltimore.

After retiring from football, he worked as an assistant coach at UCLA before joining the Bandits in 2016. Carnell Lake was born on January 2, 1967 in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and played football there from 1985-1988.

After not being drafted by any NFL team he signed with the Chicago Bears in 1989 as a free agent and spent two season there before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for future draft pick Jerome Bettis. With the Steelers he would win four Super Bowls (1994-1997), one AFC Championship (1996) and be named All Pro four times during his nine year career with them, including 1997 when he was also voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After retiring from playing professionally he returned to coach in 2003 with Tampa Bay where he has been since then, winning another division title this season as head coach of their defense after spending three seasons as DB coordinator under Lovie Smith prior to that stint coaching cornerbacks for LSU (2009).

32. Andy Russell

Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (IX, X)
  • First-team All-Pro (1975)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1968, 1970, 1972)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1968, 1970–1975)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Andy Russell was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1963 to 1976. He won two Super Bowls with the team and was an All-Pro selection nine times.

Andy Russell was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 29, 1941. He attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and played college football at Missouri before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963.

In his 16 NFL seasons, Andy Russell recorded 2,544 tackles (second all-time behind Dick Butkus) and 47 sacks (tied for fourth all-time). His 11 interceptions are also second all-time among linebackers behindButkus's 18 picks.

After retiring as a player in 1976, Andy Russell became an ESPN commentator and co-host of The Championship Drive radio show with Lee Corso until 2009. In 2013 he published his autobiography "A Football Life: From Boyhood Dreams to Pro Football Hall of Fame".

At 81 years old he remains active within pro football circles as president of the Professional Football Writers Association (PFWA), chairman of its board of directors and a contributor to The MMQB website Andy Russell was one of the most successful cornerbacks in NFL history.

He won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is a member of the Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was named First-team All-Pro and helped lead his team to an undefeated season. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots during his long career in professional football.

Andy Russell will be remembered as one of the best players at his position ever to play in the NFL and is sure to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday soon

33. Heath Miller

Tight end

Heath Miller Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2009, 2012)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • John Mackey Award (2004)
  • Unanimous First-team All-American (2004)
  • 2× First-team All-ACC (2003, 2004)
  • First-team Freshman All-American (2002)
  • Virginia Cavaliers Jersey No. 89 retired

Heath Miller was a key player for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last decade. He played in 111 games and caught 398 passes for 5,716 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Heath Miller announced his retirement from the NFL after playing with the Steelers in 2015. He is now an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football coverage. Heath Miller was born October 22nd, 1982 in Richlands, Virginia and attended Honaker High School before going to play college football at Virginia where he won two national championships (2001-2004).

After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005, he spent five seasons with them before signing with Baltimore Ravens as a free agent in 2012 and then retiring after just one season there too. Heath Miller was a two-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was an unanimous first-team All-American in 2004, and also earned First-team All-ACC honors that year.

Heath Miller retired from the NFL after the 2013 season, having played in 13 seasons.

34. Art Rooney

Art Rooney Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Art Rooney was born on January 27, 1901 in Coulterville, Pennsylvania. He attended Duquesne University Prep and then Indiana Normal before graduating from Georgetown in 1922 with a degree in business administration.

After college, Rooney started his own company, the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. The team soon became one of the most successful franchises in professional sports history. In 1974, Rooney sold the Pirates to Bob Short for $8 million dollars - an incredible sum at the time.

Rooney continued to be involved with baseball as president of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team from 1969 until his retirement in 1979 (he also served as chairman of both teams). Art Rooney passed away on August 25th 1988 at age 87 after a long illness。 Rooney is considered one of the most successful owners in NFL history.

He founded, chaired and owned the Pittsburgh Steelers for over 50 years. Rooney was a key figure in helping to build the modern league into what it is today. His teams won four Super Bowls during his tenure as owner, cementing his place in NFL lore. After retiring from ownership, Rooney served on several committees within the NFL including executive vice president and general manager of football operations.

In 2006 he was named chairman emeritus of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and passed away just five years later at age 90 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease

35. Najee Harris

Running back

Najee Harris Career

  • Pro Bowl (2021)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2021)
  • 2× CFP national champion (2017, 2020)
  • Doak Walker Award (2020)
  • Unanimous All-American (2020)
  • First-team All-SEC (2020)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2019)

Najee Harris was a standout running back at Antioch High School in Martinez, California. He finished his career with 3,531 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns on 522 carries.

Harris attended Alabama as a freshman in 2017 and played in all 13 games for the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore he led the team with 1,853 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 294 carries.

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (24th overall). He has appeared in 26 games for the Steelers over two seasons, recording 748 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 163 attempts (438 total yards from scrimmage).

Najee Harris was a versatile player for the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing both running back and receiver. He won 2 national championships with Alabama and was named First Team All-American in 2020. Harris is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and has all the tools to be successful in the league.

His versatility will make him an important contributor on whichever team selects him and he should have no problem adjusting to life as an NFL player.

36. Aaron Smith

Defensive end

Aaron Smith Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • Pro Bowl (2004)
  • Sports Illustrated 2000s All Decade Team

Smith was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999 and played for them until he was released in 2010. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots.

Smith had a career-high 11 sacks in 2006 with the Steelers and has been nominated for two Pro Bowls (2007, 2009). Injuries have hampered his ability to play at a high level recently but he is still an effective defender when healthy.

Aaron Smith is a former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle who played his entire career with the team from 1999 to 2011. He was one of the most consistent players on defense during that time, amassing over 500 tackles and 44 quarterback sacks in his nine-year NFL career.

In 2004, he was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Decade Team, and he led the Steelers to their first Super Bowl victory in 2005. After retiring as a player, Smith became an analyst for NFL Network's coverage of the league.

37. Antonio Brown

Wide receiver

Antonio Brown Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LV)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2014–2017)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2013)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2018)
  • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (2014, 2017)
  • 2× NFL receptions leader (2014, 2015)
  • NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2018)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • 2× MAC Special Teams Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
  • MAC Freshman of the Year (2007)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2008, 2009)
  • 2× First-team All-MAC (2008, 2009)
  • Second-team All-MAC (2007)

Antonio Brown is one of the most popular and talented wide receivers in NFL history. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, and has since totaled over 1,600 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in his career with the team.

In 2019 he signed with the New England Patriots, where he became a key part of their championship run that ended with a Super Bowl victory. The 2020 season saw him join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a two-year contract, but unfortunately they were unable to make it past the first round of playoffs during his tenure there.

Brown remains one of today's top receivers and is widely considered as one of football's all-time greats. Antonio Brown is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL receiving yards leader. He has also been named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team and was a Second-team All-American in 2009. Antonio Brown played college football at Pittsburgh, where he won two MAC Special Teams Player of the Year awards and was twice voted First-team all conference.

38. Diontae Johnson

Wide receiver

Diontae Johnson Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2019)
  • Pro Bowl (2021)
  • MAC Special Teams Player of the Year (2018)
  • 2× First-team All-MAC (2017, 2018)

Diontae Johnson entered the NFL Draft in 2019 as a third-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Diontae Johnson played college football at Toledo and was a two-time All-MAC honoree.

Diontae Johnson is known for his big play ability, hauling in 77 receptions for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns during his tenure with the Toledo Rockets. Diontae Johnson has appeared in six games with the Pittsburgh Steelers to date, recording 27 receptions for 421 yards and one touchdown Diontae Johnson is a dynamic receiving option for the Cleveland Browns.

He was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has quickly made an impact with his speed, catching ability, and playmaking skills. Diontae Johnson was one of nine players to be named Second-team All-Pro in 2019 after totaling 336 receptions for 3,573 yards and 20 touchdowns on offense. Diontae Johnson also contributed significantly on special teams as he was selected to two Pro Bowls during his time with the Browns (2021, 2018).

As a returner, Johnson averaged 330 yards on kickoff returns and 1 touchdown over his four seasons with Cleveland.

39. Joe Haden

Cornerback

Joe Haden Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2013)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2013, 2014, 2019)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • BCS national champion (2008)
  • Unanimous All-American (2009)
  • First-team All-SEC (2009)

Joe Haden played cornerback for the Cleveland Browns from 2010 to 2016. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent four years with them before signing with the Cleveland Browns in 2017.

Joe Haden is a two-time Pro Bowler, having been named to both squads in 2015 and 2016. In 2021 he retired from professional football after playing for three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joe Haden is one of the most decorated cornerbacks in NFL history.

He has won multiple awards and accolades, including being a second-team All-Pro three times and a Pro Bowl selection four times. Joe Haden was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the seventh overall pick in 2010 and spent his first six seasons with them before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent in 2015.

Injuries have been an issue for Joe Haden throughout his career, limiting him to just 615 tackles, 3 sacks, 155 pass deflections, 29 interceptions and 7 forced fumbles over 88 games played (including playoffs). Joe Haden announced his retirement from professional football after playing 12 seasons in the NFL - finishing as one of its all-time greats.

40. Tunch Ilkin

Tackle

Tunch Ilkin Career

  • 2× Pro Bowl (1988, 1989)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor

Tunch Ilkin was one of the most successful offensive tackles in NFL history. He played for 14 seasons and started 158 games. Ilkin was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1957.

He attended Highland Park High School in Illinois before playing college football at Indiana State University. Ilkin was drafted into the NFL by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980 as a sixth round pick 165th overall.

He would go on to play for the Cleveland Browns (1981-1983), Dallas Cowboys (1984-1986), Buffalo Bills (1987-1991), Kansas City Chiefs (1992) and Seattle Seahawks (1993). After retiring from professional football, Ilkin became an accomplished coach with stops at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Sacramento State and Queen's University Belfast before being hired as head coach of Division II Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 2018 where he served until his death three years later at 63 years old Tunch Ilkin was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980-1992.

He started 143 games in that time and was a 2x Pro Bowler with the team. After leaving the Steelers, Ilkin played for Green Bay Packers from 1993-1996 before retiring at age 36 due to injury. Tunch Ilkin is currently an analyst on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning." As an undrafted free agent out of USC, he had quite an impressive career which included being named to three All-Pro teams and having over 1,000 tackles during his tenure as a Steeler.

41. Casey Hampton

Nose tackle

Casey Hampton Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2003, 2005–2007, 2009)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2000)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (1999, 2000)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (1999, 2000)
  • Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) (1998)

Casey Hampton was a nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2001-2012. He was named to two Pro Bowls and started in 112 games during his career. Hampton is also known for recording 14 sacks in his career, which is second most all time among NFL players who played at least 10 years of professional football.

Casey Hampton was a two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is also a member of the Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. Casey Hampton finished his NFL career with 398 tackles, 9 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.

42. Chase Claypool

Wide receiver

Chase Claypool Career

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2020–2022)
  • Chicago Bears (2022–present)

Chase Claypool was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020. He played for the team from 2020 to 2022. After leaving the NFL, Chase signed with the Chicago Bears in 2023.

He has been a mainstay on their offense since then and is considered one of their best receivers ever. Chase Claypool was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Claypool played college football at Vanderbilt University. In his rookie season with the Bears, he made eight receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Chase Claypool is a strong receiver who can run routes well and make catches in traffic.

43. JuJu Smith-Schuster

Wide receiver

JuJu Smith-Schuster Career

  • Pro Bowl (2018)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2017)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2015)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2016)

Smith-Schuster was born in 1996 and is 26 years old. He played college football at USC, where he caught 109 passes for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns in his three seasons there.

The Steelers drafted Smith-Schuster with the 62nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he has spent four seasons with the team playing 76 games (47 starts). In 2019, Smith-Schuster set a career high with 1,354 receiving yards on 97 catches while also scoring six touchdowns.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was a standout receiver for the USC Trojans. He caught 372 passes for 4,508 yards and 30 touchdowns in his four years with the team. AfterCollege, Smith-Schuster entered the NFL Draft and was selected by Pittsburgh Steelers with the 15th pick in the first round of 2018 NFL Draft.

In his rookie season, he had 63 receptions for 812 yards and six touchdowns on offense while also returning punts and kicks for another 133 yards and one touchdown on special teams play. In 2019 ,Smith-Schuster led all wide receivers with 111 receptions (tied), 1,361 receiving yards (third)and eight total touchdowns(tied).

He has continued this success into 2020 as he currently leads all Wide Receivers in both catches (21) and receiving yards (298).

44. Kevin Dotson

Offensive lineman

Kevin Dotson Career

  • 2× First-team All-Sun Belt (2018, 2019)
  • Second-team All-Sun Belt (2017)

Dotson attended West Point, where he played offensive guard for the Army Black Knights. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020 and made his debut in Week 5 of that season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dotson has since appeared in 49 games (36 starts) over three seasons with the Steelers, earning two Pro Bowl invitations and being named an All-Pro once. In 2021, Dotson signed a four-year extension with the Steelers worth $30 million dollars, making him one of their highest paid players at that point in time Dotson was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in both 2018 and 2019.

Dotson has started every game for Pittsburgh since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Kevin Dotson is coming off his best season as a pro, recording 98 tackles, four sacks, and an interception while helping lead Pittsburgh to back-to-back playoff appearances.

45. Alex Highsmith

Outside linebacker

Alex Highsmith Career

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2020–present)

Alex Highsmith was born on August 7, 1997 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Alex attended high school at Eugene Ashley and played linebacker for the Panthers.

He entered the NFL Draft in 2020 as a third round pick by the Steelers and made his debut in 2019. Alex has amassed over 120 tackles during his short career so far with Pittsburgh.

Alex Highsmith is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the team. Alex has played college football at Oklahoma State University and earned first-team All-Conference USA honors twice, in 2018 and 2019.

In his rookie season, Alex had 174 tackles, 20 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. His play helped lead the Steelers to their second consecutive AFC North title. Alex's career highlights also include being named to both The Sporting News' All-America First Team and College Football News' Second Team All-American lists as well as receiving Phil Steele's Third Team All-Pro recognition from Pro Football Focus this year after recording 102 total points (93 solo Tackles + 11 assists).

46. Louis Lipps

Wide receiver

Career

  • AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1984)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1984, 1985)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1984, 1985)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1984, 1985)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1984)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Joe Greene Great Performance Award (1984)

Louis Lipps was a wide receiver and return specialist in the NFL for over 20 years. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints, both of which were successful teams during his time there.

Louis is best known for making two game-winning returns during his career - one with the Steelers and another with the Saints. In 1991, he retired from football after playing just one season with the Oakland Raiders.

Louis currently works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas, Texas, where he contributes to their pregame show before each game telecasted on television. Louis Lipps was the Steelers' top receiver during their 1984 and 1985 Super Bowl seasons.

He was a two-time first team all pro, and twice made second team honors. His best season came in 1984 when he caught 59 passes for 1,183 yards and six touchdowns while playing in both the Pro Bowl and Pittsburgh's Hall of Fame game that year. Louis Lipps retired following the 1985 season after spending his entire career with the Steelers organization except for one year spent with Philadelphia as part of an expansion draft deal at the end of 1982.

After retiring from football, Louis became a coach with his alma mater Tusculum College before moving on to be an assistant coach at Virginia Military Institute where he currently works as Director of Football Operations/Defensive Coordinator .

47. James Farrior

Middle linebacker

James Farrior Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • First-team All-Pro (2004)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2008)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2004, 2008)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor (2020)
  • First-team All-ACC (1996)
  • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (2016)

James Farrior was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2002-2011. He played in 137 games over nine seasons, recording 539 tackles and ten sacks.

In 2006, he helped lead the Steelers to their first Super Bowl victory since 1994. Farrior announced his retirement from football in October of 2011 after suffering a neck injury during the 2010 season that ended his career prematurely.

James is now an analyst for NFL Network's Sunday Night Football coverage and also coaches at Freedom High School in Virginia Beach, VA where he has led them to multiple state championships as head coach of both the varsity and junior Varsity teams respectively Farrior is married with two children and lives in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Kelly Farrior was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers and an All-Pro selection in both 2004 and 2008.

Farrior also won ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors twice, as well as being named First Team All American his senior season at Virginia Tech. After retiring from playing professional football in 2012, Farrior became an analyst for NFL Network and CBS Sports before joining the Steelers Hall of Fame in 2020.

48. Le'Veon Bell

Running back

Le Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2014, 2017)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2016, 2017)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • First-team All-American (2012)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Off. MVP (2012)

Le'Veon Bell is a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been in the NFL since 2013. In his four seasons with the Steelers, he's racked up over 1,500 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns.

He was traded to the New York Jets in 2019 and had an excellent season with them, amassing over 1,200 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns. His contract expires at the end of 2020 and it's uncertain whether or not he'll return to the NFL next year or retire after such a successful career so far.

Le'Veon Bell is a professional American football player who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has since played for them and been named to two Pro Bowls, as well as being First-team All-Pro twice. Bell also holds numerous rushing records, including most yards in a career (6,554) and consecutive games with 100 or more yards from scrimmage (14).

In March 2019, it was announced that he would be Suspended Without Pay for the entire season after refusing to sign his contract extension with the Steelers.

49. Bill Dudley

Bill Dudley Career

  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1946)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1942, 1946–1948)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1951, 1952)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1950, 1951)
  • 2× NFL rushing yards leader (1942, 1946)
  • NFL interceptions leader (1946)
  • NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • Washington Commanders Ring of Fame
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Legends team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Maxwell Award (1941)
  • Consensus All-American (1941)
  • Virginia Cavaliers No. 35 retired

Bill Dudley was a halfback in the NFL for over 20 years. He played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions during his career. Dudley is most famous for scoring two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's victory over Dallas in the 1957 AFL Championship game.

After leaving football, he worked as an insurance salesman before retiring in 1984. Dudley died of natural causes at the age of 88 on February 4, 2010 after a long illness。 Dudley was a dominant defensive back in the NFL during the 1940s. He was named to the Pro Bowl and NFL rushing yards leader twice.

Dudley also intercepted passes and was a two-time consensus All-American. After his playing career, Dudley served as an assistant coach for both the Redskins and Steelers before retiring in 1978.

50. Stephon Tuitt

Defensive end

Stephon Tuitt Career

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2014–2021)

Stephon Tuitt was born in Miami, Florida on May 23, 1993. He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014. Tuitt has been a key player for the Steelers since he joined the team and is known for his strong defensive play.

In 2017, Tuitt signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent and has continued to be one of their top defenders. Tuitt was a versatile player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing at both defensive end and inside linebacker. He finished his career with 246 tackles, 34.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

Tuitt also had 13 pass deflections in his NFL career. Tuitt is an excellent run defender who can quickly collapse the pocket on opposing quarterbacks to cause chaos for their offense. The Steelers drafted Tuitt in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and he has since become one of their key players on defense

51. Bill Cowher

Bill Cowher Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XL)
  • AP NFL Coach of the Year (1992)
  • 2× Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year (1992, 2004)
  • 2× AFC champion (1995, 2005)
  • 8× AFC Divisional champion (1992, 1994–1997, 2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award (2006)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame

Bill Cowher is a linebacker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1979 but did not play with them until 1979.

He made his debut with the Cleveland Browns in 1980 and stayed there for two seasons before moving to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1982. He played for the Steelers until 1994, when he retired after 15 years as their head coach.

After retirement, he became an NFL analyst on television and also worked as a football consultant for teams around the world including both of his former clubs - Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys - during their time in Super Bowls XXVII and XXX respectively (both were won).

In 2004, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame alongside Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris amongst others, becoming only one player ever to be inducted twice (in different positions). Bill Cowher currently resides in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife Dana Point California native daughter Kathryn who works at ABC News where she covers politics; they have three children: Hannah Grace (born 2006), John Paul II (born 2009) & Caroline Katharine "Kathie" Rose Cowher born 2015 Bill Cowher is a highly successful coach who has won multiple championships and accolades during his illustrious career.

He began his coaching career with the Cleveland Browns in 1985, before moving on to Kansas City in 1989 as defensive coordinator. In 1992, he was promoted to head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he led them to two Super Bowl victories (XL and IX) over the course of eight season overall. Following this success, Cowher moved onto other clubs including the New York Jets (1998–2000), Baltimore Ravens (2001–2004), Philadelphia Eagles (2006–2008) and finally Indianapolis Colts (2009). Throughout his career, Cowher has been praised for his innovative defense strategies which have helped him win many games along the way – making him one of the most successful coaches ever.

Final Words

. . The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most iconic American football teams, and their all-time great players include legends like Franco Harris, Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, and Jerome Bettis.

These players have helped the Steelers win numerous championships over the years – including four Super Bowl titles – making them one of the greatest organizations in NFL history.

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