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Who are the Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers football players of All-Time?

Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, has died. He was 72.
Who are the Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers football players of All-Time?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of notable players throughout their history. Determining the “best” players can be subjective and dependent on personal opinions and eras. However, here’s a list of some of the most distinguished and highly regarded Pittsburgh Steelers players of all time:

  1. Joe Greene: Known as “Mean” Joe Greene, he was a dominant defensive tackle and the cornerstone of the famous “Steel Curtain” defense. He was a key part of the Steelers’ four Super Bowl victories in the 1970s.
  2. Terry Bradshaw: The quarterback led the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles during the 1970s and was known for his strong arm and leadership on the field.
  3. Franco Harris: A legendary running back, Harris was known for his iconic “Immaculate Reception” play and was a key figure in the team’s Super Bowl successes.
  4. Jack Lambert: A fierce linebacker and another integral part of the “Steel Curtain” defense, Lambert was known for his intensity and toughness.
  5. Lynn Swann: A dynamic wide receiver, Swann made spectacular catches in crucial moments, especially during the Super Bowl victories.
  6. Mike Webster: A Hall of Fame center, Webster anchored the offensive line during the Steelers’ championship years and is considered one of the greatest centers in NFL history.
  7. Rod Woodson: A versatile defensive back, Woodson was known for his exceptional coverage skills and playmaking ability. He’s often regarded as one of the best defensive backs in NFL history.
  8. Jerome Bettis: A powerful running back, “The Bus” was a fan favorite and played a significant role in the Steelers’ Super Bowl XL victory.
  9. Hines Ward: A tenacious wide receiver, Ward was known for his blocking skills as well as his receiving ability. He played a pivotal role in the Steelers’ Super Bowl successes.
  10. Ben Roethlisberger: As of my last update in September 2021, Roethlisberger has been the franchise’s quarterback for many years, leading the team to multiple Super Bowl appearances and securing two championships. His career impact on the Steelers can’t be overlooked.

It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and the Steelers’ history is filled with many more great players who have left their mark on the team and the NFL as a whole.

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