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
1,501 168
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,210 208
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

3
910 194
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

4
1,312 282
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Strong Safety

5
936 240
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
898 219
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
900 166
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

8
1,018 214
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

9
1,204 251
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

10
1,129 249
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

11
987 212
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

12
817 189
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

13
740 164
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Center

14
686 150
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

15
969 125
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Wide receiver

16
559 137
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

17
828 203
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

18
467 182
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

19
518 83
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Guard, Linebacker

20
412 174
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard

21
447 179
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

22
450 157
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

23
572 144
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Tight end

24
397 148
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety

25
412 164
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

26
566 158
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

27
442 130
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
294 162
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive tackle

29
306 138
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Defensive end

30
288 157
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Nose tackle

31
295 137
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

32
291 112
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

33
326 97
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Linebacker

34
241 23
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added

35
320 140
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Middle Linebacker

36
230 127
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

37
201 76
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Defensive end

38
252 117
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback

39
244 144
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

40
225 69
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

41
165 97
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

42
230 90
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Safety

43
284 121
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

44
220 101
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

45
277 180
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

46
258 184
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

47
203 140
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Fullback

48
174 53
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

49
241 125
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

50
134 53
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
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