NFL The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time  

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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. is a retired American football wide receiver and current NBC studio analyst who played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played ...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 is an American former professional football player, sportscaster, and current politician. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for ...more

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

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

 

Johnny Lee "John" Stallworth is a former American football wide receiver who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college ...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 Duval Brown is a former American football wide receiver. Brown played with the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. He played college football at ...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. is a wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio ...more

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

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

 

Louis Adam Lipps 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 Orleans Saints. He was drafted ...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 is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. Smith ...more

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Yancey Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

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

Yancey Dirk Thigpen is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Tennessee Oilers/Titans. Before his NFL ...more

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Antwaan Randle El is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Antwaan Randle El is a former American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for nine seasons. He attended Indiana University where he played college football ...more

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

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Plaxico Antonio Burress, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and later played for the New York Giants and the New ...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 is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2010 ...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 is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football for Ole Miss, and was ...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 is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Lewis ...more

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Jerricho Cotchery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

Jerricho Cotchery is an American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played for the Carolina Panthers, the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college ...more

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Eli Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Eli Rogers

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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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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Martavis Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Dwight Stone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

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

Dwight Stone was an American football running back, wide receiver, and kick returner in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers, and the New York Jets. ...more

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Weegie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 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 is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played high school football for ...more

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Markus Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Calvin Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 21 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 is a former professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played Football at Perris High in Perris, CA before playing college ...more

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Andre Hastings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Andre Hastings

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

Andre Orlando Hastings 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. wide receiver ...more

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Cedrick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Cedrick Wilson

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

Cedrick Wilson is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Ronnie Shanklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time
Ronnie Shanklin

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970

Ronnie Shanklin was a professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. He also played football at the University ...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., 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 5'9", 190 lbs wide ...more