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
1,508 169
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

2
1,215 210
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

3
914 196
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

4
1,320 284
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Strong Safety

5
939 243
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

6
907 220
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
1,029 216
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
904 167
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

9
1,211 252
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

10
1,138 251
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Quarterback

11
995 213
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

12
823 190
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

13
745 164
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Center

14
690 151
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Wide receiver

15
980 127
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Wide receiver

16
563 138
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

17
833 206
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

18
472 183
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

19
523 84
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Guard, Linebacker

20
414 176
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard

21
450 180
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

22
452 158
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

23
576 146
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Tight end

24
399 149
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety

25
413 165
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

26
567 165
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

27
445 130
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
295 162
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive tackle

29
308 138
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Defensive end

30
289 157
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Nose tackle

31
296 137
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

32
294 112
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

33
328 97
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Linebacker

34
244 25
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added

35
321 141
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Middle Linebacker

36
231 129
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

37
204 77
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Defensive end

38
247 144
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

39
253 118
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Cornerback

40
227 69
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Guard, Center

41
167 98
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

42
231 91
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Safety

43
284 122
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Linebacker

44
223 102
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

45
278 181
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Outside Linebacker

46
259 186
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back

47
178 53
David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

48
203 141
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Running back, Fullback

49
242 126
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Defensive end

50
135 54
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
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