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
1,711 185
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,368 245
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

3
1,526 323
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Strong Safety

4
1,054 233
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

5
1,074 275
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
1,176 244
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

7
952 208
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
1,149 234
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

9
1,039 258
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

10
1,313 280
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

11
1,016 190
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

12
1,396 292
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

13
835 187
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Center

14
793 160
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

15
1,108 198
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Wide receiver

16
947 239
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

17
637 160
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

18
632 89
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Guard, Linebacker

19
519 172
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

20
477 194
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard

21
519 200
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

22
554 202
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

23
663 157
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Tight end

24
462 166
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety

25
640 253
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time