NFL The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time  

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This is a list of the best Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. Formed in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most popular and famous teams in NFL history. The Steelers first period of success came in the 1970s when led by Chuck Noll, the team won four Super Bowl championships. Those teams had one of the best defenses in NFL history. Hall of Famers of like "Mean" Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount were on those Steelers teams and are some of the best players in Steelers history. That's not to dismiss the efforts of the Pittsburgh offense in any way. In fact, two of the best Pittsburgh receivers in team history were on those teams. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth terrorized opposing defenses during those years and their reward, in addition to four rings, was a place in the Hall of Fame. And we haven't even mentioned two of the greatest Steelers stars of all: Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris.

The Steelers experienced a resurgence in the late '90s. Powered by Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, the Steelers went to multiple AFC championship games and two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XL in 2006. This second era in Steeler history featured some of the best players of their era, including Ben Roethlisberger, Joey Porter, James Harrison and Hines Ward. The Steelers won another championship with these players when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. To date, the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles and can boast about having the most Hall of Fame players who have been inducted as Steelers. These not only are the greatest Steelers ever, but some of the best players in NFL history as well

This list of the best Steelers of all time includes players from their beginnings in 1933 to the present day. If there's someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Steelers players ever.  
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1
1,605 175
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,295 223
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

3
976 210
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

4
1,412 306
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Strong Safety

5
1,003 258
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
968 233
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
890 194
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
956 176
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

9
1,093 232
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

10
1,066 222
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

11
1,217 267
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

12
1,294 273
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

13
789 173
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Center

14
738 153
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

15
1,057 139
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Wide receiver

16
885 220
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

17
598 143
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

18
569 86
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Guard, Linebacker

19
510 191
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

20
481 188
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

21
481 164
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

22
442 186
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard

23
611 151
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Tight end

24
428 157
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety

25
448 172
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

26
603 204
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

27
477 136
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
316 170
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive tackle

29
327 118
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

30
331 143
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Defensive end

31
317 163
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Nose tackle

32
321 144
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

33
361 102
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Linebacker

34
280 28
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added

35
238 81
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Defensive end

36
254 140
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

37
349 145
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Middle Linebacker

38
257 75
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

39
272 150
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

40
277 127
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback

41
252 115
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

42
254 97
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Safety

43
183 107
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

44
210 59
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

45
305 129
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

46
298 191
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

47
156 61
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Placekicker

48
285 192
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

49
217 154
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Fullback

50
100 5
Ryan Shazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brennon cudd added