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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19 3
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
15 3
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
15 3
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
12 2
Ryan Shazier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

5
12 2
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

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14 4
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

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10 1
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

8
12 3
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

9
10 2
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

10
9 2
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

11
9 3
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
9 3
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

13
7 2
Jason Gildon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

14
5 0
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

15
10 5
Vince Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Vince Williams

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

16
7 2
Mike Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

17
7 3
Robin Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

18
7 3
T.J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
T.J. Watt

Seasons: 2018, 2017

19
5 1
John Reger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
John Reger

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

20
6 3
Jonathan Bostic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jonathan Bostic

Seasons: 2018

21
6 3
Clark Haggans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

22
7 5
Jerry Olsavsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Olsavsky

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

23
6 4
David Little is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

24
6 4
Bryan Hinkle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

25
5 3
Loren Toews is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Loren Toews

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

26
3 1
Jason Worilds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jason Worilds

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

27
2 0
Sean Spence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Sean Spence

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

28
2 0
Anthony Chickillo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Anthony Chickillo

Seasons: 2017, 2016

29
5 4
Earl Holmes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

30
2 1
Chad Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

31
2 1
Jerry Shipkey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949

32
4 4
Tyler Matakevich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Tyler Matakevich

Seasons: 2018

33
4 4
L.J. Fort is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
L.J. Fort

Seasons: 2018

34
3 3
Matt Galambos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Matt Galambos

Seasons: 2018

35
3 3
Frank Sinkovitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948

36
2 2
Jarvis Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

37
2 2
Kendrell Bell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Kendrell Bell

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

38
4 5
Roosevelt Nix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Roosevelt Nix

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

39
2 3
Bill Saul is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Bill Saul

Seasons: 1967, 1966

40
2 3
Keith Kelsey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Keith Kelsey

Seasons: 2018

41
2 3
Myron Pottios is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Myron Pottios

Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

42
2 3
Farrington Huguenin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Farrington Huguenin

Seasons: 2018

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1 2
Max Messner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Max Messner

Seasons: 1964

44
1 2
Bob Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962

45
1 2
Dick Campbell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Dick Campbell

Seasons: 1960, 1959

46
1 2
Jerrol Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jerrol Williams

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

47
1 2
Ray May is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Ray May

Seasons: 1969, 1968

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1 2
Dick Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1955, 1954, 1953

49
1 2
Marv Matuszak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Marv Matuszak

Seasons: 1953

50
1 2
Stan Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Stan Sheriff

Seasons: 1954