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
1,631 178
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,316 230
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

3
1,000 216
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

4
1,448 313
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Strong Safety

5
1,020 265
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
985 239
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
972 179
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

8
1,118 235
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
903 200
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

10
1,089 226
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

11
1,245 272
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

12
1,322 280
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

13
802 177
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Center

14
753 156
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

15
1,074 152
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Wide receiver

16
903 226
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

17
608 147
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

18
585 87
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Guard, Linebacker

19
524 193
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

20
494 165
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

21
493 190
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

22
454 187
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard

23
622 153
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Tight end

24
438 157
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety

25
455 177
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker