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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 10k votes 1.7k voters 39.9k views 31 items

Big fan of Pittsburgh football? Then check out this list of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting wide receiver from throughout Pittsburgh Steelers history, including current wide receivers and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Steelers and some of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all time, the best Steelers WRs include Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress, Charles Johnson, and Lynn Swann.

Who are the best wide receivers in Pittsburgh Steelers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Pittsburgh Steelers starting wide receiver.

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Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Hines Edward Ward Jr. (born March 8, 1976) is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more

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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

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

Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American football player, broadcaster, politician, and athletic director, best known for his association with the University of Southern California ...more

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John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
John Stallworth

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

 

Johnny Lee Stallworth (born July 15, 1952) is a former American football wide receiver who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered ...more
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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Raised in Liberty City, Miami, Brown attended Miami Norland High School, where ...more

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Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Santonio Holmes Jr. (born March 3, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college ...more

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Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Louis Lipps

Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

 

Louis Adam Lipps (born August 9, 1962 in New Orleans) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL who played nine seasons in the NFL, eight for the Pittsburgh Steelers and one for the ...more

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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Antwaan Randle El is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Antwaan Randle El (; born August 17, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He is currently an ...more
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Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State, ...more

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Yancey Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Yancey Thigpen

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Yancey Dirk Thigpen (born August 15, 1969) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the San Diego Chargers (1991), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992–1997), and the ...more

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Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders (born March 17, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU, and was ...more

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Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Burnell Michael "Mike" Wallace III (born August 1, 1986) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Ole Miss, and was drafted ...more

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Frank Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

Frank Douglas Lewis (born July 4, 1947) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills in the National Football League (NFL) ...more
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Martavis Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Martavis Bryant is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Jerricho Cotchery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

Jerricho Cotchery (born June 16, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh ...more
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Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

Charles David Johnson is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2013 ...more
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Eli Rogers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Eli Lamar Rogers is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Louisville Cardinals. As a freshman ...more
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Calvin Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Calvin Sweeney

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

Calvin Eugene Sweeney (born January 12, 1955 in Riverside, California) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He won Super Bowl XIV with ...more
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Dwight Stone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Dwight Stone

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

Dwight Stone may refer to: Dwight Stone (American football) (born 1964), American football wide receiver and kick returner Dwight Stone (baseball) (1886–1976), Major League Baseball pitcher
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Ronnie Shanklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Ronnie Shanklin

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970

Ronnie Shanklin (January 21, 1948 – April 17, 2003) was a professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. He ...more
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Andre Hastings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Andre Hastings

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

Andre Orlando Hastings (born November 7, 1971) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. A ...more
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Markus Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Markus Levonte Wheaton is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Wheaton played college football for Oregon State ...more
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Weegie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Weegie Thompson

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

Willis Hope "Weegie" Thompson (born March 21, 1961 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh ...more
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Cedrick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Cedrick Wilson

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

Cedrick Wilson may refer to: Cedrick Wilson Sr., an American football player in the NFL from 2001 to 2007 Cedrick Wilson Jr., son of Cedrick Wilson Sr. and American football player drafted in ...more
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Courtney Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Courtney Hawkins

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998,1997

Courtney Tyrone Hawkins, Jr. (born December 12, 1969), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. A ...more