Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team

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The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team was named as a part of the franchise's 75th season celebration in 2007. The club's top 33 players were selected in commemoration of the franchise's founding in 1933.1 The team was chosen on the basis of fan voting.2

This All-Time team supplants the previous All-Time team which was named in 1982 as a part of the club's 50th season celebration.3 The 50th season team included only 24 players, all of whom are included on this team except guards Gerry Mullins and Sam Davis, safety Mike Wagner and kickers Roy Gerela and Pat Brady.

The club announced the Steelers Legends team concurrently with this All-Time team. The Legends team compensates for the bias toward players who performed in the post-1970 era — it represents the best players in the franchise's pre-1970 history.4

Offense

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Quarterback 12 Bradshaw, TerryTerry Bradshaw 19701983 3 Yes 1978 NFL MVP 5
2Running back 36 Bettis, JeromeJerome Bettis 19962005 6 No 1993 Off. Rookie of the Year 6
2Running back 20,
26
Bleier, RockyRocky Bleier 1968,
19711980
- No 7
2Running back 32 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris 19701983 9 Yes 1972 Off. Rookie of the Year 8
3Wide receiver 82 Stallworth, JohnJohn Stallworth 19741987 4 Yes 1984 Comeback Player of the Year 9
3Wide receiver 88 Swann, LynnLynn Swann 19741982 4 Yes Super Bowl X MVP 10
3Wide receiver 86 Ward, HinesHines Ward 19982011 4 No[a] Super Bowl XL MVP 11
4Tight end 89 Cunningham, BennieBennie Cunningham 19761985 - No 12
4Tight end 81 Nickel, ElbieElbie Nickel 19471957 3 No 13
4Tackle 79 Brown, LarryLarry Brown 19711984 1 No 14
5Center 63 Dawson, DermonttiDermontti Dawson 19882000 7 Yes 1990s All-Decade Team 15
5Center 52 Webster, MikeMike Webster 19741988 9 Yes NFL All-Time team 16
6Guard 66 Faneca, AlanAlan Faneca 19982007 6 No[a] 2000s All-Decade Team 17
7Tackle 62 Ilkin, TunchTunch Ilkin 19801992 2 No 18
7Tackle 55 Kolb, JonJon Kolb 19691981 - No 19

Defense

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Defensive tackle 72, 75 Green, JoeJoe Greene 19691981 10 Yes NFL All-Time team 20
1Defensive tackle 98 Hampton, CaseyCasey Hampton 20012014 5 No[a] 21
1Defensive tackle 70[c] Stautner, ErnieErnie Stautner 19501963 9 Yes 1950s All-Decade Team 22
2Defensive end 78 White, DwightDwight White 19711980 2 No 23
2Defensive end 68 Greenwood, L. C.L. C. Greenwood 19691981 6 No 1970s All-Decade Team 24
3Linebacker 59 Ham, JackJack Ham 19711982 8 Yes NFL All-Time team 25
3Linebacker 58 Lambert, JackJack Lambert 19741984 9 Yes NFL All-Time team 26
3Linebacker 95 Lloyd, GregGreg Lloyd 19881997 5 No 1994 AFC Def. Player of the Year 27
3Linebacker 55 Porter, JoeyJoey Porter 19992006 4 No[a] 2000s All-Decade Team 28
3Linebacker 34 Russell, AndyAndy Russell 19631976 7 No 29
4Cornerback 47 Blount, MelMel Blount 19701983 5 Yes NFL All-Time team 30
4Cornerback 80 Butler, JackJack Butler 19511959 4 Yes 1950s All-Decade Team 31
4Cornerback 37 Lake, CarnellCarnell Lake 19891998 5 No 1990s All-Decade Team 32
5Safety 43 Polamalu, TroyTroy Polamalu 20032014 8 No[a] 2000s All-Decade Team 33
5Safety 31 Shell, DonnieDonnie Shell 19741987 5 No[d] College Football Hall of Fame 34
6Defensive back 26 Woodson, RodRod Woodson 19871996 11 Yes NFL All-Time team 35

Specialists

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Placekicker 1 Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 19821994 4 No 1980s & 1990s All-Decade Team 36
2Punter 39 Walden, BobbyBobby Walden 19681977 1 No 37

Notes

Names in bold indicates the player spent his entire playing career with the Steelers.
a Not yet eligible
b Finalist in 2009, 2010 & 201138
c Number retired by team39
d Finalist in 200238

References

  1. ^ "Steelers Announce All-Time Team as Part of Club’s 75th Season Celebration". Steelers.com. October 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Dvorchak, Robert (October 25, 2007). "Steelers name 33 players who stand above rest to its All-Time Team". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Alan (October 24, 2007). "1970s stars dominate Steelers all-time team". USA Today. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Steelers Announce Legends Team as Part of 75th Season Celebration Twenty-Four Honored as Best Pre-1970’s Players in Club History". Steelers.com. October 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Terry Bradshaw bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jerome Bettis bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rocky Bleier bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Franco Harris bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "John Stallworth bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lynn Swann bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hines Ward bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Bennie Cunningham bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Elbie Nickel bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Larry Brown bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Dermontti Dawson bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "Mike Webster bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  17. ^ "Alan Faneca bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Tunch Ilkin bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Jon Kolb bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Joe Greene bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  21. ^ "Casey Hampton bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  22. ^ "Ernie Stautner bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  23. ^ "Dwight White bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  24. ^ "L. C. Greenwood bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  25. ^ "Jack Ham bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  26. ^ "Jack Lambert bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  27. ^ "Greg Lloyd bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  28. ^ "Joey Porter bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  29. ^ "Andy Russell bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  30. ^ "Mel Blount bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  31. ^ "Jack Butler bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  32. ^ "Carnell Lake bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  33. ^ "Troy Polamalu bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  34. ^ "Donnie Shell bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  35. ^ "Rod Woodson bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  36. ^ "Gary Anderson bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  37. ^ "Bobby Walden bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  38. ^ a b "Hall of Famers: Yearly Finalists". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  39. ^ "Steelers Hall of Famers bios". Steelers.com. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 







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