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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1,310 146
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,067 177
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Lambert Linebacker

3
791 164
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back

4
1,138 244
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Troy Polamalu Strong Safety

5
833 209
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
790 189
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
792 147
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

8
867 180
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jerome Bettis Running back

9
893 191
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Hines Ward Wide receiver

10
990 216
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

11
1,046 219
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback

12
716 164
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

13
658 141
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Webster Center

14
605 126
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Stallworth Wide receiver

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799 107
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Antonio Brown Wide receiver

16
498 117
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
L. C. Greenwood Defensive end

17
724 171
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Harrison Outside Linebacker

18
415 157
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

19
352 151
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Alan Faneca Guard

20
397 155
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Greg Lloyd Linebacker

21
396 140
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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443 68
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Chuck Noll Guard, Linebacker

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350 128
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Donnie Shell Safety

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488 129
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Heath Miller Tight end

25
486 110
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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358 145
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Joey Porter Linebacker

27
271 123
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Dwight White Defensive end

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260 143
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

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397 116
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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245 142
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Casey Hampton Nose tackle

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273 83
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Bill Cowher Linebacker

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236 97
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brett Keisel Defensive end

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260 123
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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277 131
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Farrior Middle Linebacker

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199 103
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Lawrence Timmons Linebacker

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220 128
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Levon Kirkland Linebacker

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211 99
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Ike Taylor Cornerback

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183 18
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added Art Rooney

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155 67
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Cameron Heyward Defensive end

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195 78
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Mike Wagner Safety

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174 59
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Maurkice Pouncey Guard, Center

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252 105
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Andy Russell Linebacker

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244 159
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
LaMarr Woodley Outside Linebacker

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169 81
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

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138 84
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Louis Lipps Wide receiver

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191 124
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Henry Johnson Running back, Fullback

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221 164
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Willie Parker Running back

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126 47
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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208 114
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Aaron Smith Defensive end

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106 44
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Gary Anderson Placekicker