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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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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
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
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
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

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

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

6
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

7
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

8
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
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
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
Ryan Shazier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

12
T.J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
T.J. Watt

Seasons: 2018, 2017

13
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
Mike Merriweather is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

15
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

16
Chad Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

17
Hardy Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Hardy Nickerson

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

18
Bryan Hinkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

19
David Little is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

20
Earl Holmes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

21
Robin Cole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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

22
Kendrell Bell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Kendrell Bell

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

23
Vince Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Vince Williams

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

24
Jerry Olsavsky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time
Jerry Olsavsky

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

25
Clark Haggans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

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