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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 11.4k votes 1.9k voters 42.7k views31 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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  • 1

    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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    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 to be...  more
  • 3

    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 and...  more

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  • 4

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

    Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raised in Liberty City, Miami, Brown attended Miami Norland High School, where he...  more
  • 5

    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 football...  more
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    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 New...  more
  • 7

    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 football at USC...  more
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    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
  • 9

    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 offensive...  more
  • 10

    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, and was...  more

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  • 11

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

    Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders (born March 17, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU, and was drafted...  more
  • 12

    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 by the...  more

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  • 13

    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) for...  more
  • 14

    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 played...  more
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    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 also...  more
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    81
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    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 6'1", 190 lb...  more
  • 17

    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 at...  more
  • 18

    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 Steelers...  more
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    76
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    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 the...  more
  • 20

    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 NFL...  more
  • 21
    77
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    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...  more
  • 22

    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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    72
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    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 Steelers. He...  more
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    54
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    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
  • 25

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

    Jeffery Todd Graham (born February 14, 1969) is a retired professional American football player who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. A 6'2", 206-lb...  more