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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 2.3k votes 391 voters 11.3k views40 items

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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

    2005-2015

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

  • 2

    1990-1994

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

  • 3

    1974-1981

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

  • 4

    1976-1985

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

  • 5

    1995-2003

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

  • 6

    2017-2018

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

  • 7
    118
    69

    Jesse James

    2015-2018

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

  • 8
    38
    20

    Preston Carpenter

    1960-1963

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

  • 9

    2007-2010, 2013-2015

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

  • 10
    34
    21

    Jerame Tuman

    1999-2007

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

  • 11

    1989-1991

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

  • 12
    23
    20

    Adrian Cooper

    1991-1993

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

  • 13

    1961-1963, 1965

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

  • 14
    23
    20

    John Hilton

    1965-1969

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

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    16
    18

    Jay Riemersma

    2003-2004

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

  • 16
    20
    25

    David Johnson

    2009-2013, 2016

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

  • 17

    1999-2004

    Steelers stats: 53 games played, 13 receptions, 91 yards, 1 TD

  • 18
    14
    20

    Preston Gothard

    1985-1988

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

  • 19
    14
    21

    John McMakin

    1972-1974

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

  • 20
    22
    33

    Xavier Grimble

    2016-2018

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

  • 21
    11
    17

    Jonathan Hayes

    1994-1996

    Steelers stats: 48 games played, 18 receptions, 177 yards, 1 TD

  • 22
    21
    35

    Ladarius Green

    2016

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

  • 23
    8
    14

    Tim Jorden

    1992-1993

    Steelers stats: 31 games played, 7 receptions, 40 yards, 2 TDs

  • 24
    6
    13

    Kirk Botkin

    1996-1997

    Steelers stats: 29 games played, 5 receptions, 47 yards, 0 TDs

  • 25

    1991

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