NFL The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Pittsburgh football? Then check out this list of Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Pittsburgh Steelers history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Pittsburgh defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring 2018-2019 Steelers and some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Steelers LBs include James Harrison, Jack Lambert, James Farrior, Larry Foote, and Lawrence Timmons.

Who are the best linebackers in Pittsburgh Steelers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Pittsburgh Steelers starting linebacker.

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45 5
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

2
34 5
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

3
31 5
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

4
34 7
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

5
24 4
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

6
25 6
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000

7
23 5
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

8
25 8
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

9
21 5
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

10
21 5
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

11
22 7
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

12
23 10
Ryan Shazier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

13
18 6
T.J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
T.J. Watt

Seasons: 2018, 2017

14
14 3
Jason Gildon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

15
12 2
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

16
13 4
David Little is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

17
11 4
Mike Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

18
9 3
Chad Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

19
11 5
Bryan Hinkle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

20
11 6
L.J. Fort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
L.J. Fort

Seasons: 2018

21
15 10
Vince Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Vince Williams

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

22
11 6
Robin Cole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

23
10 5
Earl Holmes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

24
8 4
Jason Worilds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jason Worilds

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

25
11 8
Jerry Olsavsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Olsavsky

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989