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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 6, 2019 6.3k votes 1.2k voters 30.9k 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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  • Franco Harris1

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

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  • Jerome Bettis2

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

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    #102 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#68 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Rocky Bleier3

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

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  • Willie Parker4

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

  • Le'Veon Bell5

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2015, 2013

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    #43 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#2 of 54 The Best Michigan State Football Players of All Time

  • Barry Foster6

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

  • Merril Hoge7
  • James Conner 8
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    James Conner

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • DeAngelo Williams9

    Seasons: 2016, 2015

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  • Rashard Mendenhall10
    227
    152

    Rashard Mendenhall

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

  • Frank Pollard11
    91
    96

    Frank Pollard

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

  • Sidney Thornton12
    64
    87

    Sidney Thornton

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

  • Walter Abercrombie13
    75
    105

    Walter Abercrombie

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982

  • Erric Pegram14

    Seasons: 1996, 1995

  • Jonathan Dwyer15

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

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  • Preston Pearson16

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970

  • Tim Worley17
    44
    93

    Tim Worley

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989

  • Warren Williams18
    30
    80

    Warren Williams

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

  • Rich Erenberg19
    36
    100

    Rich Erenberg

    Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984