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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 6, 2019 6.1k votes 1.2k voters 31.1k views19 items

Big fan of Pittsburgh football? Then check out this list of Pittsburgh Steelers running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Pittsburgh Steelers history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Steelers and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Steelers RBs include Jerome Bettis, Bill Dudley, Walter Abercrombie, and Rocky Bleier.

Who are the best running backs in Pittsburgh Steelers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Steelers kickers ever.

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  • 1

    Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

  • 2

    Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

  • 3

    Seasons: 1980, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1968

  • 4

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005. 2004

  • 5

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2015, 2013

  • 6

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

  • 7
  • 8
    254
    154

    James Conner

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 9

    Seasons: 2016, 2015

  • 10
    220
    149

    Rashard Mendenhall

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

  • 11
    90
    93

    Frank Pollard

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • 12
    62
    84

    Sidney Thornton

    Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

  • 13
    72
    104

    Walter Abercrombie

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982

  • 14

    Seasons: 1996, 1995

  • 15

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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  • 16

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970

  • 17
    43
    93

    Tim Worley

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989

  • 18
    28
    76

    Warren Williams

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

  • 19
    36
    96

    Rich Erenberg

    Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984