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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Updated December 6, 2019 10.5k votes 1.0k voters 19.4k views57 items

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.

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  • Jack Lambert1

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

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  • Jack Ham2

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

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    #48 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#29 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • James Harrison3

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

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  • Kevin Greene4

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

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  • Greg Lloyd, Sr.5
    356
    97

    Greg Lloyd, Sr.

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

  • T.J. Watt6
    375
    112

    T.J. Watt

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • Andy Russell7

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

  • James Farrior8
    299
    85

    James Farrior

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

  • Joey Porter9

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

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  • Ryan Shazier10
    338
    127

    Ryan Shazier

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • Lawrence Timmons11
    263
    93

    Lawrence Timmons

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

  • Mike Merriweather12

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • LaMarr Woodley13

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

  • Jason Gildon14

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

  • Larry Foote15

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

  • Chad Brown16
    168
    65

    Chad Brown

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

  • Hardy Nickerson17
    128
    53

    Hardy Nickerson

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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  • David Little18

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

  • Robin Cole19
    126
    65

    Robin Cole

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

  • Bryan Hinkle20

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

  • Vince Williams21

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

  • Kendrell Bell22
    113
    75

    Kendrell Bell

    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

  • Earl Holmes23

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

  • Jerry Olsavsky24
    88
    64

    Jerry Olsavsky

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

  • Clark Haggans25
    79
    57

    Clark Haggans

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