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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1,408 158
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,135 191
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Lambert Linebacker

3
1,231 263
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Troy Polamalu Strong Safety

4
855 181
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back

5
882 226
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
843 204
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
953 204
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Hines Ward Wide receiver

8
846 159
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

9
926 195
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jerome Bettis Running back

10
768 174
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

11
1,122 237
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback

12
1,059 235
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

13
697 155
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Webster Center

14
638 144
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Stallworth Wide receiver

15
894 115
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Antonio Brown Wide receiver

16
527 125
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
L. C. Greenwood Defensive end

17
777 188
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Harrison Outside Linebacker

18
440 170
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

19
385 163
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Alan Faneca Guard

20
427 165
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Greg Lloyd Linebacker

21
425 148
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

22
479 78
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Chuck Noll Guard, Linebacker

23
368 143
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Donnie Shell Safety

24
532 138
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Heath Miller Tight end

25
529 127
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

26
384 155
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Joey Porter Linebacker

27
288 129
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Dwight White Defensive end

28
272 154
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

29
418 122
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

30
268 147
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Casey Hampton Nose tackle

31
299 88
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Bill Cowher Linebacker

32
263 104
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brett Keisel Defensive end

33
277 128
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

34
300 135
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Farrior Middle Linebacker

35
217 114
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Lawrence Timmons Linebacker

36
233 136
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Levon Kirkland Linebacker

37
180 72
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Cameron Heyward Defensive end

38
229 110
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Ike Taylor Cornerback

39
208 21
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added Art Rooney

40
197 63
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Maurkice Pouncey Guard, Center

41
211 83
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Mike Wagner Safety

42
267 113
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Andy Russell Linebacker

43
194 91
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

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260 169
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
LaMarr Woodley Outside Linebacker

45
152 90
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Louis Lipps Wide receiver

46
241 173
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Willie Parker Running back

47
195 133
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Henry Johnson Running back, Fullback

48
152 49
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

49
227 117
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Aaron Smith Defensive end

50
130 81
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Larry Foote Linebacker