Top Ten Pittsburgh Steelers Players

The Top Ten

1 Mean Joe Greene Mean Joe Greene Charles Edward Greene, better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1981.

I can't knock anyone on this list cause they're all Steelers, but Mean Joe has got to be at the top. If you saw what the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like before Mean Joe was drafted, it was sad. He was the best player on the best defense in the history of football and changed the Steelers from losers to winners!

Mean Joe Greene he is part of history. New guys are good but Green is the Best

He's cool! He's my favorite definitely

Best by far - 2storm

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2 Troy Polamalu Troy Polamalu Troy Aumua Polamalu is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

I think troy polamalu is the number one player and thats what other people should think too!

How can you not like troy polamalu? He's hard working and he's a beast on the field! One of the greatest football player of all time

There ain't no other safety that can play like polamalu he is the main reason why the steelers had a great aggressive defense in 2009 do to his interceptions and great forced fumbles, and one of the main factors the steelers won Superbowl 43 kinda ironic but very well deserved

Me and the great one are so close sike

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3 Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Big Ben is just so awesome he is the best quarterback on the steelers team

He is my favorite player and I think he is a really good quarterback.

Makes playes when they are needed, and a star and coach on the field

Great player

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4 Jack Lambert

I think that he really should of been in the #1 spot! To me, mean Joe Green didn't play anywhere near as good as Jack Lambert! I mean at least put him in the #2 spot for sure!

just the best team player ever would die for the team

Reflected the city in which he played. Rough, tough, no nonsense and intense. His style of play was emulated by every high school linebacker in America.

Jack is the greatest period.

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5 Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw

he lead us to 4 super bowl but ben is kinda canging on

Together, Jack & Terry were the best I can remember, to make them winners on both sides of the ball (not that they both didn't have a lot of helpers).

Led the Steelers to 4 Super Bowls in 6 years


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6 Jerome Bettis

This guy trucked Brian Urlacher

He's the bus no-one can stop him

He is in the hall of fame

One of only 5 players in NFL history to rush for over 14,000 yards and run for 100+ TDs (including post-season play). The other 4 guys are Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson.


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7 Franco Harris Franco Harris Franco Harris is a former American football player. He played his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. In the 1972 NFL Draft he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, the 13th selection overall.

2 words: Immaculate Reception

Mean Joe Greene said they didn't start winning until Franco Harris.

With out him they would have not won all those super bowls

The Imaculate reception is what saved the steelers and led them to become the greatest NFL team of the super bowl era.

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8 Hines Ward

He is simply Unstoppable. Agreed without that amazing pass from Ben Roethlisberger Ward would not be able to make such huge runs leading to Touch Downs

My favorite! One of a kind player. He's an outstanding receiver, committed to his team, and does everything with a smile!

Great consistent player with pittsburgh - htoutlaws2012


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9 Lynn Swann Lynn Swann

Lynn was the most acrobatic and graceful receiver in NFL history. Truly a treasure of the best Steelers team in history. - OfficerNegativeIII

He was probably the best wide receiver there ever was. Between him and Jerry Rice.

Its Lynn Swann for me. Probably the greatest athlete in NFL history. Who catches the ball out of bounds in midair like a ballerina then lands back in. He played on another team other than Pitt he would have crazy numbers. He also played half his career in a dead ball era where wrs couldn't get into routes. The receptions he made vs Dallas in the first SB matchup in 76 were when the dB's could do like jack my opinion

10 Rod Woodson

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11 Antonio Brown Antonio Brown Antonio Brown is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He is often regarded as one of the best Wide Receivers in today's game in the NFL. Brown was selected 195th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round.

Should easily be #5! (at least! )

He can run really fast and can do front flips catch really good

He is really good and makes a lot of good plays

He should be #1

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12 Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Andrew Bell is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

The best running back the steelers have had since willie parker

This man was the team MVP for us and he deserved it.

HE is sick at running

How is he only 13? - PokemonRPGbro

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13 Mel Blount

Mel Blount is my #3 Top Pittsburgh Steeler of all-time. He was the best DB of his era & caused the NFL to change the contact rules of the game. Mel still played at a Pro Bowl level after the rules changed.

14 John Stallworth
15 Jack Ham Jack Ham Jack Raphael Ham Jr. is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1971 to 1982. He is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL.

He was considered the best linebacker. No offense to lambert

The best

16 Mike Webster

Iron Mike made great blocks for Franco Harris.

Your nuts! Greene, Lambert, Blount, Bradshaw, Woodson, Dawson, Swann, Webster, Harris, Polmalu.
.. Ben=not top ten! Next 5 = Ham, Ward, Shell, Greenwood, Stallworth.

17 Brett Keisel

He's not the most popular player but probly my favorite

18 James Harrison James Harrison

James Harrison has the most sacks for Pittsburgh Steelers.

Really old but plays like he was 28 years old again.

Very aggressive and one heck of a power hitter

My favorite steelers player of all time! when you see james Harrison you see what a Pittsburgh steeler is supposed to be

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19 William Gay William Gay William Gay is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

This guy is not only a great player, but fun to watch he has the best td dance ever.

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20 Dwight White

he gooda

21 Mike Wallace Mike Wallace
22 Emmanuel Sanders Emmanuel Sanders Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

One of the most up and coming Steelers Rookies in the league today! Hard not to love #88! - babbott15

He has been catching ever thing in touchdown that how we one game

23 Bobby Layne
24 Greg Lloyd

Bad @$$ when the steelers started to get mean again after the lean 80'so and early 90's.

25 Juju Smith-Schuster
26 Andy Russell
27 LaMarr Woodley

Sign more for your fans

28 Heath Miller Heath Miller Earl Heath Miller, Jr., nicknamed "Big Money," is a former American football tight end who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

3 no doubt heth is the best tight end in the league

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29 Willy Parker

He should be #5 player

30 Lawrence Timmons Lawrence Timmons Lawrence Olajuwon Timmons is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

He is the second best Steelers middle linebacker of all time and he's gonna lead the Steelers in tackles again.

31 Josh Scobee

This guy sucks

32 Kordell Stewart
33 Jack Butler

Obviously you can't put many pre Super Bowl era Steelers on here. But Jack Butler should be on this list. Was 2nd in career interceptions at the time of his retirement in 1959 after 9 NFL seasons all as a Steeler. Keep in mind that he had over 50 career interceptions in an era with less passing and fewer games per season.

Easily the best Steeler of the pre Super Bowl era.

34 Rocky Bleier
35 L.C. Greenwood
36 Larry Foot
37 Gordon Gravelle
38 Rashard Mendenhall

An amazing HB who played for the Steelers until he retired in 2008.

He was fast, and endured many powerful hits.

One of my favorite HB's to play.

39 Dermontti Dawson

Number 2 center of all time behind only Mike Webster. One of the most underrated players of all time!

He is in the HRFC. How is William Gayle ahead of him?

40 Alvin Dupree

Rookie of the year contender. Is tied for a franchise record.

41 Martavis Bryant Martavis Bryant Martavis Bryant is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Man he is cooler than the other side of the pillow he made that flipping catch who else have you seen do that he is a nice man who deserves to be # plus although he is out this year he is only gonna be gone til play offs.

42 LeGarrette Blount LeGarrette Blount
43 Ernie Holmes
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