Sports

The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time 

Ranker NFL
Updated December 6, 2019 5k votes 1.1k voters 29.7k views 19 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.

list ordered by
1
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

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

More Jerome Bettis 

#80 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #21 of 221 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Timelisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

2
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

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

More Franco Harris 

#70 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #2,150 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #24 of 221 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

3
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
4
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

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

5
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

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

More Rocky Bleier 

#65 of 221 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time #933 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #28 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

6
Barry Foster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

7
James Conner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Andrew Gutshall added James Conner

Seasons: 2018, 2017

8
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
9
Rashard Mendenhall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Rashard Mendenhall

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

10
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
11
Frank Pollard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Frank Pollard

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

12
Sidney Thornton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Sidney Thornton

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

13
Walter Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Walter Abercrombie

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982

14
Erric Pegram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

15
Jonathan Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

16
Preston Pearson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970

17
Tim Worley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Tim Worley

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989

18
Warren Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Warren Williams

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

19
Rich Erenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time
Rich Erenberg

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984