Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers AlJrl-Time Team was named as a part of the franchise's 75th season celebration in . 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 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 Yes 1993 Off. Rookie of the Year [6]
2Running back 20 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 83 Miller, HeathHeath Miller 2005Current 3 No [13]
4Tackle 79 Brown, LarryLarry Brown 19711984 1 No [14]
5Center 63 Dawson, DermonttiDermontti Dawson 1988 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 9 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 75[c] Green, JoeJoe Greene 19691981 10 Yes NFL All-Time team [20]
1Defensive tackle 98 Hampton, CaseyCasey Hampton 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 92 Harrison, JamesJames Harrison 2002Present 4 No[a] [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 20032015 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 & 2011[38]
c Number retired by team[39]
d Finalist in 2002[38]

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