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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+ - 918 86
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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2
+ - 780 102
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Lambert Linebacker

3
+ - 595 124
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

4
+ - 552 103
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back

5
+ - 796 147
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Troy Polamalu Strong Safety

6
+ - 559 120
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
+ - 659 117
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Hines Ward Wide receiver

8
+ - 521 96
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

9
+ - 591 100
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jerome Bettis Running back

10
+ - 712 131
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback

11
+ - 699 152
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

12
+ - 585 111
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

13
+ - 489 95
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Webster Center

14
+ - 440 82
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Stallworth Wide receiver

15
+ - 539 84
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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16
+ - 476 70
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Antonio Brown Wide receiver

17
+ - 380 83
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
L. C. Greenwood Defensive end

18
+ - 263 105
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Alan Faneca Guard

19
+ - 292 105
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

20
+ - 292 108
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Greg Lloyd Linebacker

21
+ - 295 101
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

22
+ - 312 44
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Chuck Noll Guard, Linebacker

23
+ - 375 83
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Heath Miller Tight end

24
+ - 265 91
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Donnie Shell Safety

25
+ - 285 97
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Joey Porter Linebacker

26
+ - 309 59
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

27
+ - 311 80
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
+ - 211 82
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dwight White Defensive end

29
+ - 196 107
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

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+ - 190 97
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Casey Hampton Nose tackle

31
+ - 174 58
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brett Keisel Defensive end

32
+ - 201 87
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

33
+ - 191 52
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Bill Cowher Linebacker

34
+ - 224 92
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Farrior Middle Linebacker

35
+ - 142 56
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lawrence Timmons Linebacker

36
+ - 166 93
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Levon Kirkland Linebacker

37
+ - 146 56
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ike Taylor Cornerback

38
+ - 186 112
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
LaMarr Woodley Outside Linebacker

39
+ - 183 75
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Andy Russell Linebacker

40
+ - 127 53
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Wagner Safety

41
+ - 96 25
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Maurkice Pouncey Guard, Center

42
+ - 79 36
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cameron Heyward Defensive end

43
+ - 72 6
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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+ - 146 88
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Henry Johnson Running back, Fullback

45
+ - 84 34
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

46
+ - 170 116
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Willie Parker Running back

47
+ - 78 51
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Louis Lipps Wide receiver

48
+ - 166 82
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Aaron Smith Defensive end

49
+ - 81 45
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Larry Foote Linebacker

50
+ - 67 23
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time