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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k votes 1.9k voters 42.5k 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...  more

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    #13 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#96 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 2
    668
    155

    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...  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,...  more

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    #96 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#149 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

  • 4

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

    Santonio Holmes Jr. (born March 3, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver. He was...  more

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    #35 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time#38 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

  • 5

    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...  more
  • 6
    346
    117

    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...  more
  • 7

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

    John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide...  more
  • 8
    288
    115

    Yancey Thigpen

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

    Yancey Dirk Thigpen (born August 15, 1969) is a former professional American football wide...  more
  • 9

    Seasons: 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

    Antwaan Randle El (; born August 17, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who...  more
  • 10

    Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

    Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more

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    #7 of 54 The Best Michigan State Football Players of All Time#39 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

  • 11

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

    Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders (born March 17, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the...  more
  • 12

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Burnell Michael "Mike" Wallace III (born August 1, 1986) is an American football wide receiver...  more

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    #48 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#43 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Louisiana

  • 13

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

    Frank Douglas Lewis (born July 4, 1947) is a former professional American football wide...  more
  • 14

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

    Martavis Bryant is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the...  more
  • 15
    55
    61

    Ronnie Shanklin

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970

    Ronnie Shanklin (January 21, 1948 – April 17, 2003) was a professional American football...  more
  • 16
    85
    101

    Andre Hastings

    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

    Andre Orlando Hastings (born November 7, 1971) is a former professional American football...  more
  • 17

    Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

    Jerricho Cotchery (born June 16, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played...  more
  • 18

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Eli Lamar Rogers is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the...  more
  • 19
    79
    96

    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...  more
  • 20

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

    Charles David Johnson is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the...  more
  • 21
    79
    101

    Dwight Stone

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

    Dwight Stone may refer to: Dwight Stone (American football) (born 1964), American football...  more
  • 22

    Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

    Markus Levonte Wheaton is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the...  more
  • 23
    74
    97

    Weegie Thompson

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

    Willis Hope "Weegie" Thompson (born March 21, 1961 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former...  more
  • 24
    60
    81

    Jim Smith

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

    James Arthur Smith (born July 20, 1955) is a former American football player. He played...  more
  • 25
    56
    81

    Courtney Hawkins

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998,1997

    Courtney Tyrone Hawkins, Jr. (born December 12, 1969), is a former American professional...  more