NFL The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time  

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This is a list of the best Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. Formed in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most popular and famous teams in NFL history. The Steelers first period of success came in the 1970s when led by Chuck Noll, the team won four Super Bowl championships. Those teams had one of the best defenses in NFL history. Hall of Famers of like "Mean" Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount were on those Steelers teams and are some of the best players in Steelers history. That's not to dismiss the efforts of the Pittsburgh offense in any way. In fact, two of the best Pittsburgh receivers in team history were on those teams. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth terrorized opposing defenses during those years and their reward, in addition to four rings, was a place in the Hall of Fame. And we haven't even mentioned two of the greatest Steelers stars of all: Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris.

The Steelers experienced a resurgence in the late '90s. Powered by Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, the Steelers went to multiple AFC championship games and two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XL in 2006. This second era in Steeler history featured some of the best players of their era, including Ben Roethlisberger, Joey Porter, James Harrison and Hines Ward. The Steelers won another championship with these players when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. To date, the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles and can boast about having the most Hall of Fame players who have been inducted as Steelers. These not only are the greatest Steelers ever, but some of the best players in NFL history as well

This list of the best Steelers of all time includes players from their beginnings in 1933 to the present day. If there's someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Steelers players ever.  

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Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Lambert Linebacker

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Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back

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Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Troy Polamalu Strong Safety

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Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

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Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Hines Ward Wide receiver

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Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

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Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jerome Bettis Running back

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback

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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

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Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Webster Center

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John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Stallworth Wide receiver

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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Harrison Outside Linebacker

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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Antonio Brown Wide receiver

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L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
L. C. Greenwood Defensive end

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Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Chuck Noll Guard, Linebacker

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Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Heath Miller Tight end

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Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

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Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Alan Faneca Guard

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Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Greg Lloyd Linebacker

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Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Donnie Shell Safety

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Joey Porter Linebacker

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Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dwight White Defensive end

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Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brett Keisel Defensive end

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Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Bill Cowher Linebacker

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Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

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Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Casey Hampton Nose tackle

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Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Farrior Middle Linebacker

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Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lawrence Timmons Linebacker

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Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ike Taylor Cornerback

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Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Levon Kirkland Linebacker

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Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Andy Russell Linebacker

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Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Wagner Safety

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Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Maurkice Pouncey Guard, Center

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LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
LaMarr Woodley Outside Linebacker

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Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cameron Heyward Defensive end

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John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Henry Johnson Running back, Fullback

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Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

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Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Aaron Smith Defensive end

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Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Willie Parker Running back

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Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Louis Lipps Wide receiver

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Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Larry Foote Linebacker

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David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time