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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers of All Time

Updated December 6, 2019 10.4k votes 1.0k voters 19.6k 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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  • 1

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

    More Jack Lambert 

    #6 of 77 The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs#17 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • 2

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

    More Jack Ham 

    #47 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#12 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

  • 3

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

    More James Harrison 

    #228 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#5 of 20 The Most Intimidating Athletes in Recent Memory

  • 4

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

    More Kevin Greene 

    #6 of 46 The Best Auburn Football Players of All Time#13 of 110 The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

  • 5
    356
    95

    Greg Lloyd, Sr.

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

  • 6
    373
    112

    T.J. Watt

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 7

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

  • 8

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

    More Joey Porter 

    #34 of 127 The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time#89 of 225 The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

  • 9
    298
    85

    James Farrior

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

  • 10
    334
    128

    Ryan Shazier

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • 11
    260
    91

    Lawrence Timmons

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

  • 12

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • 13

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

  • 14

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

  • 15

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

  • 16
    164
    64

    Chad Brown

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

  • 17
    126
    52

    Hardy Nickerson

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

  • 18

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

  • 19
    125
    64

    Robin Cole

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

  • 20

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

  • 21

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

  • 22

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

  • 23
    110
    75

    Kendrell Bell

    Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

  • 24
    86
    65

    Jerry Olsavsky

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

  • 25
    77
    58

    Clark Haggans

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