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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Steelers tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in offensive schemes , one can only imagine what this list will look like in years down the road. No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these Pittsburgh tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Pittsburgh Steelers players such as Heath Miller, Bennie Cunningham, and Eric Green, who could count among the best NFL players ever, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in Steelers franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in Pittsburgh Steelers history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the city of Pittsburgh? Vote below for who you think is the best Pittsburgh Steelers tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top Pittsburgh Steelers players ever.

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1
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

2005-2015

Steelers stats: 168 games played, 592 receptions, 6,569 yards, 45 TDs

2
Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Jesse James

2015-2018

Steelers stats: 56 games played, 120 receptions, 1,189 yards, 9 TDs

3
Eric Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1990-1994

Steelers stats: 62 games played, 198 receptions, 2,681 yards, 24 TDs

4
Randy Grossman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1974-1981

Steelers stats: 118 games played, 119 receptions, 1,514 yards, 5 TDs

5
Vance McDonald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

2017-2018

Steelers stats: 25 games played, 64 receptions, 798 yards, 5 TDs

6
Mark Bruener is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1995-2003

Steelers stats: 125 games played, 137 receptions, 1,197 yards, 16 TDs

7
Bennie Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1976-1985

Steelers stats: 118 games played, 202 receptions, 2,879 yards, 20 TDs

8
Preston Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Preston Carpenter

1960-1963

Steelers stats: 52 games played, 115 receptions, 1,680 yards, 11 TDs

9
John Hilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
John Hilton

1965-1969

Steelers stats: 66 games played, 108 receptions, 1,494 yards, 10 TDs

10
Mike Mularkey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1989-1991

Steelers stats: 39 games played, 60 receptions, 758 yards, 4 TDs

11
Red Mack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1961-1963, 1965

Steelers stats: 41 games played, 44 receptions, 990 yards, 7 TDs

12
John McMakin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
John McMakin

1972-1974

Steelers stats: 36 games played, 34 receptions, 472 yards, 2 TDs

13
Jerame Tuman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Jerame Tuman

1999-2007

Steelers stats: 120 games played, 43 receptions, 500 yards, 7 TDs

14
Xavier Grimble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Xavier Grimble

2016-2018

Steelers stats: 44 games played, 22 receptions, 236 yards, 3 TDs

15
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

2009-2013, 2016

Steelers stats: 68 games played, 29 receptions, 296 yards, 1 TD

16
Adrian Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Adrian Cooper

1991-1993

Steelers stats: 46 games played, 36 receptions, 456 yards, 5 TDs

17
Matt Spaeth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

2007-2010, 2013-2015

Steelers stats: 92 games played, 42 receptions, 342 yards, 7 TDs

18
Ladarius Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Ladarius Green

2016

Steelers stats: 6 games played, 18 receptions, 304 yards, 1 TD

19
Chet Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Chet Anderson

1967

Steelers stats: 14 games played, 8 receptions, 141 yards, 2 TDs

20
Preston Gothard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Preston Gothard

1985-1988

Steelers stats: 50 games played, 41 receptions, 459 yards, 3 TDs

21
Jay Riemersma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Jay Riemersma

2003-2004

Steelers stats: 22 games played, 17 receptions, 220 yards, 3 TDs

22
David Paulson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

2012-2013

Steelers stats: 32 games played, 13 receptions, 153 yards, 0 TDs

23
Rich Kotite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1968

Steelers stats: 12 games played, 6 receptions, 65 yards, 2 TDs

24
Keith Cash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

1991

Steelers stats: 5 games played, 7 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD

25
Cory Geason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time
Cory Geason

2000-2001

Steelers stats: 16 games played, 3 receptions, 66 yards, 0 TDs