Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team (50th Season)

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The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team (50th Season) was named as a part of the franchise's 50th season celebration in 1982. The top 24 players in the club's history were selected: eleven on offense, eleven on defense, one punter and one placekicker.[1]

The team was chosen on the basis of more than 100,000 fan ballots.[1]

This team was supplanted in 2007 by the current All-Time team which was named as a part of the club's 75th season celebration.[2] The updated team includes all the players from this 50th season team except, Gerry Mullins, Sam Davis, Mike Wagner, Roy Gerela and Pat Brady.

Offense[edit]

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Quarterback 12 Bradshaw, TerryTerry Bradshaw 19701983 3 Yes 1978 NFL MVP [3]
2Running back 26,
20
Bleier, RockyRocky Bleier 1968,
19711980
- No [4]
2Running back 32 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris 19701983 9 Yes 1972 Off. Rookie of the Year [5]
3Wide receiver 82 Stallworth, JohnJohn Stallworth 19741987 4 Yes 1984 Comeback Player of the Year [6]
3Wide receiver 88 Swann, LynnLynn Swann 19741982 4 Yes Super Bowl X MVP [7]
4Tight end 81 Nickel, ElbieElbie Nickel 19471957 3 No [8]
5Center 52 Webster, MikeMike Webster 19741988 9 Yes NFL All-Time team [9]
6Guard 72 Mullins, GerryGerry Mullins 19711979 - No [10]
6Guard 57 Davis, SamSam Davis 19671979 - No [11]
7Tackle 87, 79 Brown, Larry Larry Brown 19711984 1 No [12]
7Tackle 55 Kolb, JonJon Kolb 19691981 - No [13]

Defense[edit]

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Defensive tackle 72, 75 Green, JoeJoe Greene 19691981 10 Yes NFL All-Time team [14]
1Defensive tackle 70[a] Stautner, ErnieErnie Stautner 19501963 9 Yes 1950s All-Decade Team [15]
2Defensive end 78 White, DwightDwight White 19711980 2 No [16]
2Defensive end 68 Greenwood, L. C.L. C. Greenwood 19691981 2 No 1970s All-Decade Team [17]
3Linebacker 59 Ham, JackJack Ham 19711982 8 Yes NFL All-Time team [18]
3Linebacker 58 Lambert, JackJack Lambert 19741982 9 Yes NFL All-Time team [19]
3Linebacker 55 Russell, AndyAndy Russell 19631976 7 No [20]
4Cornerback 47 Blount, MelMel Blount 19701983 5 Yes NFL All-Time team [21]
4Cornerback 80 Butler, JackJack Butler 19511959 4 No 1950s All-Decade Team [22]
5Safety 31 Shell, DonnieDonnie Shell 19741987 5 No[b] College Football Hall of Fame [23]
5Safety 23 Wagner, MikeMike Wagner 19711980 2 No [24]

Specialists[edit]

Position Jersey No. Player Years on Team # of Pro Bowls Hall of Fame Honors Ref.
1Placekicker 10 Gerela, RoyRoy Gerela 19711978 2 No [25]
2Punter 28, 18 Brady, PatPat Brady 19521954 - No [26]

Notes[edit]

Names in bold indicates the player spent his entire playing career with the Steelers.
a Number retired by team[27]
b Finalist in 2002[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Jim (June 27, 1982). "The All-Time Team". Pittsburgh Press. pp. D–2. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Alan (October 24, 2007). "1970s stars dominate Steelers all-time team". USA Today. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Terry Bradshaw bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rocky Bleier bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Franco Harris bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "John Stallworth bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lynn Swann bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Elbie Nickel bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mike Webster bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gerry Mullins bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Sam Davis bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Larry Brown bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jon Kolb bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Joe Greene bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Ernie Stautner bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "Dwight White bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  17. ^ "L. C. Greenwood bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Jack Ham bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Jack Lambert bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Andy Russell bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  21. ^ "Mel Blount bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  22. ^ "Jack Butler bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  23. ^ "Donnie Shell bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  24. ^ "Mike Wagner bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  25. ^ "Roy Gerela bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  26. ^ "Pat Brady bio". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  27. ^ "Steelers Hall of Famers bios". Steelers.com. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  28. ^ "Hall of Famers: Yearly Finalists". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 March 2010.