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fansince'76
06-02-2007, 07:04 PM
Today, June 2nd, marks exactly 99 days until the Steelers' opening game of the season in Cleveland on September 9th.

About a month ago, Godfather came up with a great idea - an official countdown thread until opening day.

The rules are simple - for each successive day, post a player whose jersey number corresponds to the day number (today will be day 99, for example) with a picture and short bio. For the lower numbers, other significant Steelers milestones or facts can be noted - for example, on day 40, SB XL can be mentioned with facts about the game, etc.

For help with jersey numbers, here is a great site: http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/allrosters/yearbyyear.html - this site has jersey numbers for the Steelers roster by year from 1933-2006 - some of the earlier years up until 1945 or so are pretty sparse with the jersey numbers, however.

Godfather
06-02-2007, 07:31 PM
http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS2005.JPG days until kickoff

Levon Kirkland was a second-round draft pick out from Clemson. In his rookie season (1992), Kirkland helped spark the team's resurgence under new head coach Bill Cowher as the Steelers won the AFC Central. He played for the Steelers through the 2000 season and appeared in every regular season game during those nine seasons. His best years were 1996 and 1997. Over that two-year span he recorded nine sacks and six interceptions and was named to the Pro bowl both seasons.

Godfather
06-02-2007, 07:32 PM
Oops, you beat me to it while I was composing (I work Saturdays and didn't get home until after 6:00 Central time). Go ahead and delete mine :)

fansince'76
06-02-2007, 07:34 PM
Oops, you beat me to it while I was composing (I work Saturdays and didn't get home until after 6:00 Central time). Go ahead and delete mine :)

I deleted mine, since this thread was your idea. Sorry I didn't wait longer for you to log in today. :cheers:

HometownGal
06-02-2007, 08:31 PM
http://www.byucougars.com/general/images/Keisel_action1.jpg

Brett Keisel has been with the Steelers for his entire four-year NFL career. He attended Brigham Young University. Brett was the Steelers? final draft pick in 2002 and was one of the seven draft selections to make the final roster. He was placed on reserve/injured list for the entire 2003-2004 season following shoulder surgery. After the departure of Kimo von Oelhoffen via free agency for the New York Jets in March of 2006, Brett won the 1st team position at right defensive end and played in all 16 games. An option is also being consider for Brett to move to outside linebacker on a full-time or part-time basis for the 2007-2008 season. Brett has signed a new four year contract with the Steelers worth a reported 14 million dollars.

SteelCityMan786
06-02-2007, 10:29 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII GOT A FEELIN'! PITTSBURGH'S GOIN' TO DA SUPER BOWL! OH YEAH IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII GOT A FEELIN'! PITTSBURGH'S GOIN' TO DA SUPER BOWL!

klick81
06-03-2007, 01:22 AM
Hehe...this sounds like a cool idea. I'm too lazy to look something up right now, so i'll just read for tonight :)

Crushzilla
06-03-2007, 02:53 AM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/john_donovan/02/02/steelers.dline/t1_hampton_all.jpg98 days remain

Casey Hampton was selected out of the University of Texas in the first round with the 19th overall choice of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He quickly emerged as a solid player in the middle of the defensive line while logging considerable time as a rookie. He played in all 48 games through his first three seasons, becoming a highly disruptive force, and winning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2003. Six games into the 2004 season, he suffered a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed the remainder of that year's games. Hampton is recognized as a crucial member of the Steelers defense because of his ability to clog holes and disrupt opponent rushing attacks.

SteelersMongol
06-03-2007, 04:38 AM
Casey is also Dubya's (George W. Bush Jr.) friend. :wink02:

Elvis
06-03-2007, 06:01 AM
For the sake of me, I cant find a photo of the guy, but Oliver Gibson was 98 in his short time with the Steelers..
Jesus Saves
Elvis

The Duke
06-03-2007, 10:54 AM
This thread is a great idea. Just 98 days, so excited.

PalmerSteel
06-03-2007, 02:17 PM
hey cool idea!
http://www.angelfire.com/md3/osslyn/scans/gwilliams.jpg

#98...Gerald Wiilliams (born on September 8, 1963) was an defensive lineman at Auburn University who played 12 years in the NFL for three teams. he was drafted in 1986, Round 2 / Pick 36, by the steelers.

1986?1994 Pittsburgh Steelers
1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
1997 Green Bay Packers

:tt02:

tony hipchest
06-03-2007, 04:31 PM
'98

this was the year of the "coinflip" game on thanksgiving. steelers were 7-5, en route to yet another playoff season. this game essentially derailed their season as they crumbled down the stretch, and was a turning point of a dominant steelers team of the 90's. this began the worst stretch of cowhers career.

HometownGal
06-03-2007, 06:59 PM
1998.......

The year Hines Ward out of Georgia is drafted in the 3rd round by the Steelers. You know the rest! :tt02:

http://www2.jsonline.com/badger/20498/image/10198/hines10198.jpg

http://www.aiya.com/images/ward.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-03-2007, 08:52 PM
1998.......

The year Hines Ward out of Georgia is drafted in the 3rd round by the Steelers. You know the rest! :tt02:

http://www2.jsonline.com/badger/20498/image/10198/hines10198.jpg

http://www.aiya.com/images/ward.jpg

name some OTHER players that were drafted that year. Where are they at? lol.

Crushzilla
06-04-2007, 03:59 AM
Big Ben's passer rating his first two years 98.1 in 2004 and 98.6 in 2005
http://www.fantasyfootballfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/Roethlisberger_Ben.jpg

Crushzilla
06-04-2007, 06:24 AM
Crush your too late it's 97 now.

Aye, but I saw that fact and wanted to sneak it it. Figured no one did 97 yet so I'd get away with it. Touche, sir...

HometownGal
06-04-2007, 06:49 AM
July 26, 1997

The late GREAT Mike Webster was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. :tt02: RIP, Mike. :tombstone

http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/nfl/2002/0924/photo/a_webster_i.jpg

Newzfoxjr
06-04-2007, 07:41 AM
1997 One of the Steelers all time worst drafts.....

1 24 Chad Scott CB Maryland
2 53 Will Blackwell WR San Diego State
3 82 Paul Wiggins T Oregon
3 91 Mike Vrabel OLB Ohio State
5 154 George Jones RB San Diego State
6 186 Daryl Porter S Boston College
6 199 Rod Manuel DE Oklahoma
7 223 Michael Adams WR Texas

Mike Vrabel ended up working for the Patriots though, so maybe not a total failure. XD

Godfather
06-04-2007, 07:52 AM
The 1997 Steelers made it to the AF|C Championship game against the Broncos. A local radio station created the popular song parody "Bubthumper", which mocked Denver backup Bubby Brister. At one point, the station was receiving over 100 requests per hour.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-04-2007, 08:08 AM
Longest run in Steelers history: 97 yards; Bobby Gage vs. the Chicago Bears in 1949.

PalmerSteel
06-04-2007, 09:29 AM
#97 Kendrell Bell

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHOTOFILE/AACS035~Kendrell-Bell-2001-Defensive-Rookie-Of-The-Year-Photofile-Posters.jpg

For the 2001 draft, the Steelers were in strong need of a RILB and traded up to take Bell as the 8th pick of the second round. At Georgia, Bell had earned himself a reputation as a ferocious and quick hitter who could fight off the largest of blockers, but perhaps even the Steelers were surprised at just how well he was able to win a starting position by the first game of the 2001 season and play at an All-Pro level in the NFL.

Kendrell wound up receiving the Joe Greene Award as defensive rookie and was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (the first Steelers player to earn the award since Jack Lambert in 1974), The Sporting News Defensive Rookie of the Year, and an Associated Press second-team All Pro selection. Bell was a first-alternate selection to the 2002 Pro Bowl and was added to the roster as a "need player". For two consectutive months he was the NFL Rookie of the Month (October and November).

At Georgia, Bell had a brilliant career with 153 tackles (95 solos), seven quarterback sacks, 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage, five forced fumbles, and 14 quarterback pressures. He was a 2000 All-American Dream Team choice by The Sports Xchange and an All-Southeastern Conference second-team pick by the league's coaches.

SteelersMongol
06-04-2007, 11:24 PM
Could you guys please include the NICKNAMES as well?

fansince'76
06-05-2007, 01:54 AM
April 20, 1996: The Steelers acquire The Bus from the St. Louis Rams in a Draft day trade. :tt02:

http://www.hellopittsburgh.com/Images/Photos/972005Jerome_Bettis_steelers-sm.jpg

Crushzilla
06-05-2007, 03:15 AM
1996

http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS2022.JPG

After ten years with the francise that drafted him, Rod Woodson played his final season in a Steelers uniform in 1996. In 1997 he signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He would later play for the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens before retiring in 2004. He works for the NFL Network on "NFL Total Access." He was an 11 time Pro Bowl Selection and will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2009. No doubt his best years were in Black & Gold, especially in 1993 when he won Defensive Player of the Year. In 1994 he was selected by a committee to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, despite being in the prime of his career.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-05-2007, 03:37 AM
96 Yards

# of reception yards Franco ended up with at the conclusion of the Immaculate Reception....

Stu Pidasso
06-06-2007, 12:20 AM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/dodgersrule18/lloyd.jpg

Elvis
06-06-2007, 06:50 AM
And which Steelers fan would forget the great NFL player, bad husband:
Greg Lloyd?
:tt02::tt02::tt02:

HometownGal
06-06-2007, 07:09 AM
1995 - Steelers win their first AFCC under Bill Cowher. :tt02:

Buzz05
06-06-2007, 07:26 AM
1995 was the year of the Famous Bill Cowher Photo incident with the ref...

As taken from the refs Wikipedia page...

Gordon McCarter was the referee in a regular season game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers on September 24, 1995. Just before halftime on a Minnesota field goal attempt, line judge Ben Montgomery called a penalty on Pittsburgh for having 12 players on the field, a violation of the rules. Minnesota was able to score a field goal as a result of the penalty. Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher counted 11 players on the field, and in disgust, printed a photo to prove that 11 players were on the field. At halftime, Cowher ran by McCater as they were going to the locker room and shoved a photo in McCarter's shirt pocket to show the referee the evidence. League rules did not allow using photographic evidence to overturn calls. The NFL later agreed that the officials miscalculated the number of Pittsburgh players on the field and fined both McCarter and Montgomery a game's pay, $4,009 and $2,826 respectively. According to the Wall Street Journal, these were the largest fines ever for an American sports official [2]. Cowher also was fined $7,500 for his actions.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-06-2007, 08:55 AM
95 yards and 0 TD's....amount Shaun Alexander, the leagues "best" running back, was held to in Superbowl XL...after averaging 120 yards and 1.6 TD's in the regular season.

fansince'76
06-07-2007, 07:38 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/20061013lf_brown2_450.jpg

Chad Brown - 2nd round Draft pick out of Colorado in 1993. Played for the Steelers 1993-96, making one Pro Bowl (1996), then for Seattle 1997-2004, making the Pro Bowl twice ('98 & '99). He then played for New England in 2005, before returning to the Steelers in '06.

HometownGal
06-07-2007, 08:33 AM
1994 - Bam Morris joins Barry Foster in the Steelers backfield and combine to rush for over 1,700 yards. :tt02:

onthebus36
06-07-2007, 02:28 PM
1994

Eric Green, Dermontti Dawson, Duval Love, Kevin Greene, Greg Lloyd, Carnell Lake, and Rod Woodson represent the Black and Gold at the Pro Bowl.

steelersfanmx
06-07-2007, 03:48 PM
No. 94 LB Chad Brown

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/20012.jpg
In 1994 Started 16 regular-season games and led team with career-best 119 tackles. Also led with 90 solo stops and was third with 8.5 sacks. Had at least 10 tackles in four games, including a single-game career best 14 (12 solo) versus Seattle in Husky Stadium. Led team in tackles six times. Picked off first career pass versus Cleveland (12/18). Added seven tackles in two postseason starts.

Crushzilla
06-08-2007, 02:37 AM
93 yards.

http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/images/andy_russell_jpg.jpg

Andy Russell returned a fumble for 93 yards and a touchdown against Baltimore in a 1975 playoff game. The play was voted by fans as the seventh greatest play in Three Rivers History.

According to Russell: "That play has been a source of embarrassment for me for years," said Russell jokingly. "There have been so many jokes. Ray Mansfield was the one that said NBC cut to a commercial during the return and came back to catch me score the touchdown. Nonetheless, it was a memorable play in my career."

[Quote sourced from Steelers.com]

fansince'76
06-08-2007, 05:27 AM
http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/22/229307.jpg

Joel Steed, NT - 3rd round Draft pick out of Colorado in 1992. Selected to the Pro Bowl after 1997 season, and shortly after became the highest-paid player in Steelers history at the time at $3.85 mil per season. Retired after 1999 season due to chronic knee problems.

Crushzilla
06-08-2007, 05:40 AM
93 yards

http://www.adambestic.com/blog/C1307427537/E20060206011134/Media/PArker_TD_Matt_Freed_Post-Gazette.jpg

Total Yards Willie Parker finished with in Super Bowl XL (plus a touchdown).

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 09:20 AM
92

http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS2117.JPG

Jason Gildon wore Number 92 during his time as a Pittsburgh Steeler.

HometownGal
06-09-2007, 02:36 PM
#92 James Harrison

James Harrison is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He signed with the team during the 2004 NFL offseason, and impressed the team during the preseason. Harrison had limited playing time until the 05-06 season.

An undrafted free agent from Kent State University, Harrison spent two years on and off the practice squad. He was signed as a backup in the 04-05 season. Harrison was resigned in the 2006 offseason to a four year deal with the Steelers, despite not becoming a free agent until 2008.

Harrison started in three games last year when starting linebacker Clark Haggans was injured. His biggest highlight of the year was in a game against the San Diego Chargers, where he intercepted a Drew Brees pass for a 25 yard return.

Harrison gained some attention and popularity when he bodyslammed a Cleveland Browns fan in a 41-0 Pittsburgh win. The fan charged the field, Harrison grabbed the drunken fan as he approached his teammates and took the man to the ground. Harrison restrained the fan until authorities took him away. :toofunny::toofunny::cheers:

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/pubfiles/brownsfan.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 02:53 PM
That hit gets funnier everyday.

HometownGal
06-09-2007, 03:05 PM
Here is Harrison's suplex of that drunk Browns' jacka$$...:thumbsup:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-Am7QJ0Zoto


and my personal favorite - his body slam of Ocho Puko: :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h8MwpFrIo_0

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 03:12 PM
lol :sofunny:

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 07:20 PM
That hit gets funnier everyday.

What's funnier is that he put him in a chicken wing like he was trying out for Vince McMahon and the WWE!

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 07:26 PM
What's funnier is that he put him in a chicken wing like he was trying out for Vince McMahon and the WWE!

only thing is, Mallet didn't have to shave his head.

Crushzilla
06-10-2007, 03:26 AM
Jerome Bettis had 91 career touchdowns, 78 of which were with Pittsburgh.

http://www.steelertribute.com/bus012.jpg

FastWillieParker39
06-10-2007, 07:14 PM
http://www.fansedge.com/Images/Product/31-79/31-79976-P.jpg

Aaron Smith, #91 for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

HometownGal
06-10-2007, 08:56 PM
#91 - Kevin Greene (LB) (1993 - 1995)

http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS2170A.JPG

Former Steelers LB, selected to 5 Pro Bowls, had 160 career sacks and named to 1990's NFL All Decade Team. Only in the B&G for 3 seasons, but quickly became a fan fave! :thumbsup:

steelersfanmx
06-11-2007, 01:28 PM
Class of 1990
Linebacker >>> 6-4, 220
(Kent State)
1974-1984 Pittsburgh Steelers

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/01197_3176.jpg

Jack Lambert was a two-year All-Mid America Conference linebacker at Kent State and a second-round draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974. The 6-4, 220-pound Lambert immediately took charge of his destiny by winning the starting middle linebacker assignment as a rookie and keeping it throughout his 11-year career in Pittsburgh that ended after the 1984 season.

He was soon recognized as the premier linebacker of his era. Lambert had all the necessary ingredients ? intelligence, intensity, speed, quickness, range, durability ? and he used them all to his best advantage. Even though he was the youngest starter on the Pittsburgh defensive unit, many felt that Lambert's presence was the final ingredient needed to turn that unit into a dominant one. Intimidating, he helped to shape and reinforce Pittsburgh?s famed ?Steel Curtain.?

Lambert was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1974. He was All-Pro eight times in a nine-year span between 1975 and 1983, and played in nine straight Pro Bowls. His impressive r?sum? also includes the fact that he was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1976.

The team defensive captain for eight years, Lambert played in six AFC championship games and four Super Bowls. His interception late in the fourth quarter preserved Pittsburgh's fourth NFL title victory in Super Bowl XIV. During his career, he had 28 interceptions, which he returned 243 yards. In 1976, he recorded eight opponents' fumble recoveries and wound up with 17 during his 11-year tenure.

Lambert missed only six games because of injuries his first 10 years in the NFL but, in 1984, he suffered a severe toe injury, which limited his playing time to just eight games. He eventually was forced to retire at the end of the season.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-11-2007, 01:35 PM
90: the number of regular season losses Cohwer had in his career with the Steelers

steelersfanmx
06-11-2007, 02:05 PM
90 million tune in to watch Steelers beat Seattle in Super Bowl

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/superbowlxl.jpg

An estimated 90.7 million people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, the largest Super Bowl audience since the Steelers last played in the title game in 1996.

The audience was 5 percent bigger than the 86.1 million people who watched the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles last year, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research.

When the Dallas Cowboys beat the Steelers in 1996, there were 94.1 million people watching.

Super Bowl viewers feasted on another halftime show controversy, when the NFL briefly shut off Mick Jagger's microphone to avoid sexually-suggestive lyrics in two Rolling Stones songs. ABC also scored solid ratings for an episode of "Grey's Anatomy" following the game.

The Steelers beat the Seahawks 21-10, but the game wasn't really decided until the final five minutes or so, which kept the audience glued to the set, said Larry Hyams, ABC research executive.

"The Super Bowl obviously is a national event and people are going to tune in regardless of whether the teams have national appeal," Hyams said. "It's up to the game to hold the audience."

The Super Bowl is traditionally the biggest television event of the year. The Academy Awards, jokingly called the Super Bowl for women, often comes in second; last year, 41.5 million people saw the Oscars.

Pittsburgh had the largest Super Bowl rating (percentage of all sets, whether on or off) of any media market, with a 57.1, Nielsen said. Seattle followed directly behind with a 55.

FastWillieParker39
06-11-2007, 04:32 PM
90: the number of regular season losses Cohwer had in his career with the Steelers

Well lets not bring the negatives in lol

ironcity17
06-11-2007, 05:41 PM
Hello From Pittsburgh first time posting. I was wondering if someone could start a poll wether or not the steeler should have a mascot.

Big7BenHOF
06-11-2007, 06:12 PM
We might have one. But it doesn't matter because they do have a mascot.

fansince'76
06-12-2007, 06:36 AM
http://www.hotcornersports.com/cunningham.JPG

#89 - Bennie Cunningham (TE)
College: Clemson
1st round Draft pick by Steelers in 1976
Was a member of Superbowl XIII and XIV championship teams, but due to a season-ending knee injury in '78, only played in SB XIV with 2 catches for 21 yards.
Finished NFL and Steelers careers in 1985 with 202 catches for 2879 yds and 20 TDs.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-12-2007, 07:36 AM
'89

Year of induction into the Hall Of Fame for Terry Bradshaw!!!!!!!!!:tt02::helmet::tt02:

fansince'76
06-12-2007, 09:30 AM
'89

Year of induction into the Hall Of Fame for Terry Bradshaw!!!!!!!!!:tt02::helmet::tt02:

Mel Blount too! :tt02: :tt02: :tt02:

HometownGal
06-12-2007, 10:00 AM
1989 - DB Carnell Lake out of UCLA is drafted in the second round by the Steelers. Went on to become one of the premier DBs in the league during his tenure with the Steelers (1989-1998), Jags and Rats. Was selected to 5 Pro Bowls and is a member of the NFL 90's All-Decade Team.

Gawd - I loved that guy!

http://www.steelertribute.com/carn.jpg

HometownGal
06-13-2007, 10:39 AM
LYNN SWANN #88 (WR)
http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/swann-lynn-pbs-1976.jpg

Lynn Swann was selected as an All-American, and was drafted as the 21st pick in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. For nine years, Lynn Swann was a vital player with the Steelers as they won four Super Bowls. He was named to the All-Rookie Team in 1974, Pro Bowl in 1976, 1978, 1979, MVP of Super Bowl X in 1976, and was selected NFL Man of the Year in 1981. :tt02::tt02::tt02:

HometownGal
06-14-2007, 07:03 AM
#87 MARK BRUNER (TE)

http://bengals.enquirer.com/img/photos/1997/11/111797tumulty_500x349.jpg

Mark Bruener was a first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995. He played for the Steelers from 1995-2003, was released due to plaguing injuries in 2004 and signed with the Houston Texans, where he remains on the roster. :tt02:

fansince'76
06-14-2007, 07:11 AM
1987

Mean Joe Greene becomes the first of nine inductees to the Hall of Fame from the '70s dynasty teams. :tt02:

http://lhs.lidgerwood.k12.nd.us/LHS/ColinBrownlee/Graphics/JoeGreene.jpg

fansince'76
06-15-2007, 09:57 AM
#86 - Hines Ward (WR)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Hines_Ward_Steelers.jpg/433px-Hines_Ward_Steelers.jpg

3rd round Draft pick out of Georgia in 1998

Considered to be the best blocking WR in the NFL today. Surpassed John Stallworth as the Steelers' all-time leading receiver during a Monday Night game against the Browns on November 27, 2005, with his 538th reception in a 34-21 Steelers victory. 4-time Pro Bowl selection (2001-04). Was Steelers' team MVP in 2003 and co-MVP in 2002 and 2005. MVP of SB XL. :tt02:

Godfather
06-16-2007, 08:24 AM
Chad Johnson (1978-2007) wore #85 for the Bungholes. In a game at Heinz Field in 2007, he was squashed by Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu. A small stain is still visible on the 3 on the front of Polamalu's jersey, but no other trace of "Ocho Cinco" has ever been found.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-16-2007, 10:49 AM
July 12, 1985

Jack Lambert, who set the standard for middle linebackers in the National Football League, announced his retirement after 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

fansince'76
06-16-2007, 10:52 AM
July 12, 1985

Jack Lambert, who set the standard for middle linebackers in the National Football League, announced his retirement after 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

:crying01: :crying01: :crying01:

SteelCityMan786
06-17-2007, 03:01 PM
http://www.iup.edu/publications/iupmag/backissues/Fall06/images/Nate%20Washington.jpg

Nate Washington wears number 85.

fansince'76
06-17-2007, 03:10 PM
http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/grossman01.jpg

#84 Randy Grossman (TE)

An undrafted free agent out of Temple in 1974, Grossman played 8 seasons in the NFL (1974-81), all with the Steelers. He finished his career with 119 receptions for 1,514 yards and 5 TDs. He was a member of all 4 of the Steelers' 1970s Super Bowl championship teams, scoring the first TD for the Steelers in SB X, and starting in place of an injured Bennie Cunningham in SB XIII, with 2 receptions for 21 yards in that game.

Preacher
06-17-2007, 11:48 PM
Our defense in 1984

http://i9.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/a5/23/a2cd_1.JPG

HometownGal
06-18-2007, 09:29 AM
LOUIS LIPPS (WR) #83

http://www.finalshot.com/ThumbNails/Steelers/LippsLouis91TB.jpg

Louis Lipps was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1984 in the 1st round after a college football career at the University of Southern Mississippi. In his first season, Lipps broke the National Football League record for punt return yardage by a rookie with 656 yards. Louis returned one punt for a touchdown and was named to the AFC All-Pro team that year. He also played in the Pro Bowl that year.

Lipps' second season in 1985 saw him go over 1000 receiving yards with 1134 and catch 12 touchdowns. He was named to the AFC All-Pro team again and earned a second trip to the Pro Bowl.

He was twice named the Steelers MVP over his career before leaving the Steelers for one season with the New Orleans Saints in 1992. Lipps caught 359 passes for 6031 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. He made two Pro Bowls (1984 and 1985) and was the 1984 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

steelersfanmx
06-19-2007, 11:24 AM
Num. 82 John Stallworth. Wide Receiver

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/John-Stallworth---Running-Photofile.jpg

In 1974, John Stallworth was drafted by the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.
He played his entire career with the Steelers, winning four Super Bowl
rings in Super Bowls IX, X, XII, and XIV. While a Steeler,
John set numerous records, and twice received the Most Valuable Player award.
John Stallworth was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in August, 2002.

SteelCityMan786
06-19-2007, 11:35 AM
http://www.fantasyfootballfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/Antwaan-Randle-El.jpg

82 was Antwaan Randle El's Number

steelersfanmx
06-19-2007, 12:28 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/a_randelel_195.jpg

Randle El was selected in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Subsequently, the Steelers moved him to the receiver position. Together with Hines Ward
and Plaxico Burress, he made up part of what was widely regarded as one of the top wide
receiver corps in the NFL, although Burress has since left the Steelers for the New York
Giants. Additionally, the Steelers made him their top kickoff returner through the 2004-2005
season, and their top punt returner since he joined the team. His quarterback experience
allowed the Steelers to use him as a passer in a variety of trick plays, most notably a
game-clinching 43-yard fake reverse touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL. He
was the third non-quarterback and the first receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl.

HometownGal
06-20-2007, 07:12 AM
SEAN MOREY (WR) #81

http://epicathlete.com/images/bodyImage_background.gif

Sean Morey was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 as an unrestricted free agent. He quickly demonstrated his tough play and his blocking abilities on special teams and was named the Steelers ST's captain shortly after his arrival. Morey was released by the Steelers after the 2006 season and signed in March, 2007 by the Arizona Cardinals. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
06-20-2007, 10:41 AM
http://www.alligator.org/pt2/images/sports/060914baker.jpg

Dallas Baker who was drafted this year, will wear number 81 if he makes the team.

SteelCityMan786
06-20-2007, 11:48 PM
80!!!!!!

Cedrick wilson was signed as a Free Agent from San Francisco

http://images.nfl.com/photos/img9197350.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-21-2007, 11:24 PM
Trai Essex Wears number 79!!!!

http://www.nflplayers.com/images/players/37456.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-21-2007, 11:26 PM
In 1979 the Steelers won Super Bowl IX and went on to win Super Bowl X

http://img.search.com/6/60/Vince_Lombardi_Trophy.jpg

Life is good with 5 of em.

The Duke
06-22-2007, 03:45 PM
Fat Max Starks wears #78

http://delivery.viewimages.com/xv/71788045.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19396908EAF14430D35DE93A42866AC72A4 B5AF7C6C5D071808

SteelCityMan786
06-22-2007, 04:20 PM
Fat Max Starks wears #78

http://delivery.viewimages.com/xv/71788045.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19396908EAF14430D35DE93A42866AC72A4 B5AF7C6C5D071808

A day ahead there duke?

The Duke
06-22-2007, 04:24 PM
A day ahead there duke?

Guess so. How do I delete a post?

HometownGal
06-22-2007, 05:48 PM
Larry Brown - #79 (TE/OT)

*****Can't find a picture of him anywhere!!!!*****

Larry Brown was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round #5 of the 1971 and played tight end and offensive tackle. He played college football at Kansas University.

Brown played as a tight end from 1971-1976, and as a tackle from 1977-1984. During that time, he was one of the few players to play in all of the first four of the Steelers Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl X Super Bowl XIII, Super Bowl XIV). He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1982 season.

fansince'76
06-22-2007, 06:03 PM
Larry Brown - #79 (TE/OT)

*****Can't find a picture of him anywhere!!!!*****

Hope this will do - he must have made a jersey number change at some point:

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/LarryBrown.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Guess so. How do I delete a post?

Go to edit post
Delete
Choose Delete this message
Click Delete this message button

SteelCityMan786
06-22-2007, 11:33 PM
http://images.nfl.com/photos/features/img9347632.jpg

Max Starks is Number 78

In 1978 the Steelers won their 3rd super Bowl

SteelCityMan786
06-23-2007, 11:21 PM
http://www.steelersfever.com/editorials/images/players/marvel_smith01.jpg

Marvel Smith is Number 77

HometownGal
06-24-2007, 07:47 AM
STEVE COURSON (OL) #77 (1978-1983)

http://www.post-gazette.com/images3/20051116WP_courson_230.jpg

Steve Courson was an OL for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1983. Steve was one of the first NFL players of that era to admit to using steroids and after his career ended, became a spokesperson at various learning institutions about the dangers of steroid use. He died on November 10, 2005 while cutting down a 44-foot tree on his property, but a gust of wind changed the direction of its fall, and he moved into its path while attempting to prevent his dog from being struck. The dog, a black Labrador retriever, was found alive near Courson's body when the tree was removed. RIP Steve. :tombstone

SteelersMongol
06-24-2007, 09:46 PM
STEVE COURSON (OL) #77 (1978-1983)

http://www.post-gazette.com/images3/20051116WP_courson_230.jpg

Steve Courson was an OL for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1983. Steve was one of the first NFL players of that era to admit to using steroids and after his career ended, became a spokesperson at various learning institutions about the dangers of steroid use. He died on November 10, 2005 while cutting down a 44-foot tree on his property, but a gust of wind changed the direction of its fall, and he moved into its path while attempting to prevent his dog from being struck. The dog, a black Labrador retriever, was found alive near Courson's body when the tree was removed. RIP Steve. :tombstone

That sucks. I love dogs, but one would think the dogs would have instinct to run away from danger. :banging:

SteelCityMan786
06-24-2007, 10:06 PM
That sucks. I love dogs, but one would think the dogs would have instinct to run away from danger. :banging:

I don't think the guard dogs would.

fansince'76
06-25-2007, 05:34 AM
http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS1115.jpg

#76 John Banaszak (DT)

Banaszak was an UDFA out of Eastern Michigan in 1975. He played 7 years in the NFL (1975-81), all with the Steelers, and was a member of the Super Bowl X, XIII, and XIV championship teams.

HometownGal
06-25-2007, 07:58 AM
CHRIS HOKE (DT) #76

http://deseretnews.com/photos/2622520.jpg

Chris Hoke is a DT who attended Brigham Young University and came to the Steelers as undrafted in 2001.

SteelCityMan786
06-25-2007, 08:17 AM
(Adding on to HometownGal)

Chris Hoke also signed a new contract recently with the Steelers. Hoke's new contract signs him through the 2010 season.

steelpride12
06-25-2007, 09:59 AM
(Adding on to HometownGal)

Chris Hoke also signed a new contract recently with the Steelers. Hoke's new contract signs him through the 2010 season.

im SO SO SO happy bout that too!!! sorry had to add that ha!

SteelCityMan786
06-25-2007, 10:00 AM
im SO SO SO happy bout that too!!! sorry had to add that ha!

Some of us have to do that every once in awhile.

steelpride12
06-25-2007, 10:02 AM
Some of us have to do that every once in awhile.

thank u!:bouncy:

SteelCityMan786
06-25-2007, 10:02 AM
thank u!:bouncy:

No Problem.

SteelCityMan786
06-25-2007, 10:53 PM
In 1976. The Steelers went 1-4 before winning 9 straight to finish the season at 10-4.

tony hipchest
06-26-2007, 12:27 AM
(Adding on to HometownGal)

Chris Hoke also signed a new contract recently with the Steelers. Hoke's new contract signs him through the 2010 season..
im SO SO SO happy bout that too!!! sorry had to add that ha!Some of us have to do that every once in awhile.
thank u!:bouncy:


No Problem. :dang::banging::dang::banging::dang::banging:

damn, get a room already!

seriously, does every single freaking thread need this? i promise, if i stop reading this drivel, i will never post another picture of "cheese" again.

heres a hint: when you cant resist the urge to say "good post" or "i agree" or "no problem", there is a little thumbs up/ thumbs down icon in the bottom left hand side of the post that you can click and send such messages privately without watering down every single thread on the board.

its one thing to hijack a thread halfway down the drain in the name of humor...

(this is exactly why cellphones have "text messaging")

Preacher
06-26-2007, 01:08 AM
:dang::banging::dang::banging::dang::banging:

damn, get a room already!

seriously, does every single freaking thread need this? i promise, if i stop reading this drivel, i will never post another picture of "cheese" again.

heres a hint: when you cant resist the urge to say "good post" or "i agree" or "no problem", there is a little thumbs up/ thumbs down icon in the bottom left hand side of the post that you can click and send such messages privately without watering down every single thread on the board.

its one thing to hijack a thread halfway down the drain in the name of humor...

(this is exactly why cellphones have "text messaging")

Tony??

WHats wrong? You need a hug??

http://animatedtv.about.com/library/graphics/spBigGayAl2.jpg

SteelCzar76
06-26-2007, 01:12 AM
:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny: Don't worry about Tone Padre,.......i think he has all the 'fan base' he needs already.

SteelCityMan786
06-26-2007, 07:38 AM
Ok I must stop this madness.GET BACK ON TRACK TO TALKING ABOUT THE COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY PEOPLE!

fansince'76
06-26-2007, 07:39 AM
http://www.geocities.com/szarelli/sports/greene.jpg

#75 "Mean" Joe Greene (DT)

The Steelers' 1st round draft choice out of North Texas State in 1969, Greene played his entire HoF 13-year career (1969-81) with the Steelers. He appeared in six AFC Championship games and 4 Super Bowl victories, while being selected to the Pro Bowl 10 times, and was also named a member of the NFL's All-Decade team of the 1970s and NFL 75th Anniversary team. My all-time favorite player to boot. :tt02:

HometownGal
06-26-2007, 09:50 AM
For those of you who have never had the privilege of watching Mean Joe Greene's Coca-Cola ad, I have provided it below. It is truly a classic!! Enjoy! :tt02::cheers:

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MyCuz64Furness
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
For those of you who have never had the privilege of watching Mean Joe Greene's Coca-Cola ad, I have provided it below. It is truly a classic!! Enjoy! :tt02::cheers:


That was a great commercial......thanks for putting that back up for us to enjoy :tt02:

MyCuz64Furness
06-26-2007, 11:21 AM
I keep waiting for day 64 to come by :thumbsup:

SteelCityMan786
06-26-2007, 11:24 AM
That was absolutely a great commercial.

SteelCityMan786
06-26-2007, 11:36 AM
I keep waiting for day 64 to come by :thumbsup:

Why? so you can post up Jeff Hartings for the count? (Not to mention he went to one heck of a college)

fansince'76
06-26-2007, 11:44 AM
January 12, 1975: The Steelers win the first championship in franchise history with a defense-dominated 16-6 win over the Vikes in SB IX (Franco Harris, MVP):

http://www.supernfl.com/SuperBowl/images/sb9.gif

Poor Tark - to his credit, he wasn't sacked in that game, but he still did quite a bit of running for his life. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
06-26-2007, 11:57 AM
Oh them Vikings FELL SHORT! The first of 5 world championships was won that wonderful year.

HometownGal
06-26-2007, 02:38 PM
Poor Tark - to his credit, he wasn't sacked in that game, but he still did quite a bit of running for his life. :tt02:

I was just an innocent teen back then (*cough* *cough*), but I had a huge crush on Tark - LOL! He was one helluva QB. :thumbsup:

HometownGal
06-26-2007, 03:14 PM
That was a great commercial......thanks for putting that back up for us to enjoy :tt02:

Most welcome! That commercial still gets me all goose-bumpy, remembering back. :cheers:

SteelCityMan786
06-27-2007, 12:13 PM
Yesterday 75 is the anniversary of Pittsburgh Steelers Football being celebrated this season.

Today74

In the 1974 season the Steelers won their 1st Super Bowl when they played the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX at Tulane Stadium. The Steelers won the game 16-6 beginning the Steel Curtain Dynasty.

klick81
06-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Oh man. I can't wait much longer!!!

SteelCityMan786
06-27-2007, 12:53 PM
Oh man. I can't wait much longer!!!

Training Camp will be here before ya know it.

HometownGal
06-27-2007, 03:51 PM
TERRY LONG #74 (OL) (1984 - 1991)

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/2005/0913/4968818_240X180.jpg

Terry Long was drafted out of East Carolina University as a 4th round pick in 1984. He played guard and OT for the Steelers for seven seasons. Terry Long attempted suicide in 1991 after he violated the NFL steroid policy. He developed a series of personal and legal problems after his tenure with the Steelers and was tragically found dead in his home on June 7, 2005, with the cause of death said to be "cerebral meningitis", believed to be caused by repeated brain injuries while playing football. At the time of his death, Terry Long was awaiting trial on charges he fraudulently obtained loans for a chicken processing plant which prosecutors allege he burned for the insurance money. RIP Terry. :tombstone

fansince'76
06-28-2007, 10:57 AM
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/jugs_1.jpg

#73 Justin Strzelczyk (T)

Strzelczyk was an 11th round Draft pick out of Maine for the Steelers in 1990. He played nine seasons in the NFL (1990-98), all for the Steelers.

Strzelczyk was tragically killed in an automobile crash while trying to elude the police in 2004. :tombstone:

fansince'76
06-29-2007, 10:39 AM
http://www.steelersohio.com/steelpics/largepics/gerry_mullins_jpg[2].jpg
#72 Gerry Mullins (G)

Gerry "Moon" Mullins was a 4th-round Draft pick out of USC in 1971. He was a starter on all 4 of the Steelers' Super Bowl championship teams during the '70s. He scored 3 TDs during his career - 2 on pass receptions and the other on a fumble recovery. He retired after the Steelers' victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.

MyCuz64Furness
06-30-2007, 02:32 PM
Why? so you can post up Jeff Hartings for the count? (Not to mention he went to one heck of a college)


Although it was an honor for Jeff to wear Steve's number I was talking about Steve Furness :thumbsup:

fansince'76
07-01-2007, 09:29 AM
1970: As a result of the AFL/NFL merger, the Steelers accepted a $3 million "relocation fee" to move from the Century division of the "old" NFL to the Central division of the new AFC.

SteelCityMan786
07-01-2007, 10:17 AM
http://www.profootballhof.com/assets/default/Stautner_150-188.jpg

Ernie Stautner remains till today the only player to have his jersey retired.

HometownGal
07-01-2007, 09:46 PM
July 16, 1970 - Three Rivers Stadium, the new home of the Pittsburgh Steelers (and the Pittsburgh Pirates) was opened. I loved that place and still miss is to this day.

http://www.pittsburghsteelers.co.uk/steelers/trs/bigtexturedtrs.jpg

For those who didn't personally witness the implosion of TRS, I've linked it below.

986BqPtUzjA

SteelCityMan786
07-01-2007, 10:03 PM
It was one heck of a stadium.

HometownGal
07-02-2007, 08:50 AM
1969

Mean Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Jon Kolb and Terry Hanratty were all drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. :tt02: :tt02::tt02::tt02:

fansince'76
07-02-2007, 08:53 AM
http://www.pittsburghsteelers.co.uk/steelers/players/black%20and%20white/chuck%20noll%20in%2069.jpg

On January 27, 1969, Chuck Noll was officially named Steelers' head coach, after the Steelers' first choice, Joe Paterno, turned the job down. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
07-02-2007, 10:26 AM
Ryan McBean is Number 69

SteelCityMan786
07-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Chris Kemoeatu is number 68

http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/09/05/12/05_Kemoeatu_Chris_56571.jpg

fansince'76
07-03-2007, 10:07 AM
http://www.autographedtoyou.com/celebpics/lc_greenwood3.jpg

#68 L.C. Greenwood (DE)

Greenwood was a 10th-round Draft selection for the Steelers in 1969 out of Arkansas AM&N. He played in six AFC Championship games and four Super Bowls for the Steelers during the 1970s. He was selected to the Pro Bowl six times and was selected to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s. Wore gold-colored cleats so he would be correctly identified when he made a tackle instead of being mistaken for his linemate Joe Greene. Continues to be a huge HoF snub.

HometownGal
07-03-2007, 05:25 PM
1968 - Rocky Bleier (FB) out of Notre Dame is drafted in the 16th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers! Hail to The Rock! :tt02: :tt02:

http://www.nflatino.com/imagerepository/bleier_rocky20.jpg

tony hipchest
07-03-2007, 05:58 PM
1968 - Rocky Bleier (FB) out of Notre Dame is drafted in the 16th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers! Hail to The Rock! :tt02: :tt02:
]never again will nfl fans see as small of a guy as bleier as the lead blocker for as big of a back as franco.

MyCuz64Furness
07-04-2007, 10:58 AM
http://www.autographedtoyou.com/celebpics/lc_greenwood3.jpg

#68 L.C. Greenwood (DE)




I got to meet LC last year at the home opener.....It was my first game in the Burgh and my husband got me front row tickets.....after the opening ceremony he was walking on the sideline and he came over toward us.......I had a sign for my cousin hanging "Remember 64 Furness" and he asked me about it......it was very cool :tt02::tt02:

HometownGal
07-04-2007, 12:28 PM
#67 - Kimo von Oelhoffen.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/01/15/sports/colts3.184.jpg

Kimo von Oelhoffen was a DE for the Steelers during the 2000 - 2005 seasons. He was drafted by - ironically - the Sh itsinnati Bungles in 1994 and fell into our laps as a F/A in 2000. He went on to play for the NY Jets after the magical 2005 season which resulted in the Steelers 5th Lombardi and at present, is still an active member of the Jets roster.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-04-2007, 12:33 PM
67

Age of Dick Hoak at retirement after an NFL-record 35 continuous seasons as a Steelers assistant coach. A Pittsburgh Steelers player or coach for all but one season since 1961. He was the only assistant coach to work for Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher.

wharalson
07-04-2007, 12:34 PM
i am bored and how long did you say before we can watch real sports go steelers.

wharalson
07-04-2007, 12:35 PM
what is the official starting date for training camp

fansince'76
07-04-2007, 12:48 PM
what is the official starting date for training camp

July 23rd.

steelersfanmx
07-04-2007, 04:05 PM
December 31, 2006 - Paul Brown Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/20070101wap_fbn_holmes_tdPJ_450.jpg

On the third play in overtime, Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to Santonio Holmes,
who eluded three defenders and dived the final few yards into the end zone,
completing a 67-yard touchdown play.

In a dramatic end to an emotional game, on the first possession of overtime
Roethlisberger's TD pass to Holmes culminates in a trumphant dive into the end zone.
The score ends the Bengals season.

klick81
07-04-2007, 06:43 PM
December 31, 2006 - Paul Brown Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/20070101wap_fbn_holmes_tdPJ_450.jpg

On the third play in overtime, Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to Santonio Holmes,
who eluded three defenders and dived the final few yards into the end zone,
completing a 67-yard touchdown play.

In a dramatic end to an emotional game, on the first possession of overtime
Roethlisberger's TD pass to Holmes culminates in a trumphant dive into the end zone.
The score ends the Bengals season.


BEAUTIFUL!

SteelCityMan786
07-04-2007, 09:12 PM
December 31, 2006 - Paul Brown Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/20070101wap_fbn_holmes_tdPJ_450.jpg

On the third play in overtime, Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to Santonio Holmes,
who eluded three defenders and dived the final few yards into the end zone,
completing a 67-yard touchdown play.

In a dramatic end to an emotional game, on the first possession of overtime
Roethlisberger's TD pass to Holmes culminates in a trumphant dive into the end zone.
The score ends the Bengals season.

WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY SAY DEY GOIN BEAT DEM BENGALS? WHO DEY?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
WE DEY!

steelpride12
07-05-2007, 09:49 AM
WHO DEY, WHO DEY, WHO DEY SAY DEY GOIN BEAT DEM BENGALS? WHO DEY?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
WE DEY!

settle down there killer!! hhaaa

steelersfanmx
07-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Num. 66 Alan Faneca. Left guard

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/430063.jpg

Picked by Pittsburgh in the first round (26th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
He had earned himself the Joe Greene Award as the teams top rookie and he had
attained All-Rookie honors. By the year 2000 Alan had helped the Steelers reach fourth
place in rushing and was named a starter in the 2002 Pro-Bowl. In 2003 Faneca had
proven his versatility by going from left guard to left tackle due to injuries on the team.
He has helped running backs Jerome Bettis, Duce Staley, and Willie Parker break individual
and team rushing records. He helped the Steelers reach Super Bowl XL in Detroit,
in which Pittsburgh defeated Seattle 21-10. He helped spring Parker to a 75-yard
touchdown run that is currently the longest run in Super Bowl history.
Alan is tied with Hines Ward and Deshea Townsend as the longest tenured
Steelers on the roster. Alan has gained All-Pro honors in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006,
as well as a 2nd team bid in 2003, despite playing Tackle the majority of that season
and has been to the Pro-Bowl six times while starting in five.

HometownGal
07-06-2007, 04:48 PM
JOHN JACKSON- #65 (OT) (1988 - 1997)

http://www2.jsonline.com/packer/arc/0117/image/jump.jpg

John Jackson was an OT with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1988 - 1997. He was drafted in the 10th round out of Eastern Kentucky. Imho, this guy was never given his due. He was big, strong and for most of his tenure with the Steelers, was a force to be reckoned with on the OL.

Preacher
07-06-2007, 04:56 PM
Wow...

I can't believe we have gone through a month already!

HometownGal
07-07-2007, 10:26 AM
STEVE FURNESS #64 (DT) (1972 - 1980)

http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/furness02.jpg

Steve Furness was drafted in the 5th round by the Steelers in 1972.:tt02: He attended Rhode Island college. Steve was an integral part of the vaulted 70's Steel Curtain Defense. Sadly, Steve Furness passed away on February 9, 2000 at the age of 49 from a heart attack. RIP big guy - we'll never forget you! :tombstone

MyCuz64Furness
07-07-2007, 10:51 AM
What the Steelers remember about Steve Furness stands as a requiem of a role player: He toiled diligently, gave his all for the team, garnered so little of the spotlight while standing in the shadows of the Steel Curtain's front four.

"When called upon," said Joe Greene, the former defensive tackle, "Steve delivered every time."

"He was very much into doing whatever you asked him to do," added Chuck Noll, the former coach. "And he did it very well -- hard. He was great for us."

Greatness doesn't always present itself in Hall of Fame enshrinements or careers draped in glory. Mr. Furness earned his place in Steelers history by playing in all four Super Bowl championships as a backup defensive lineman between 1972 and 1980, and by playing hard.

When he was pronounced dead Wednesday night at St. Clair Hospital, the victim of a heart attack at 49, he was the first to pass from the 22 Steelers players who won four Super Bowl rings.

Mr. Furness, who later coached Steelers defensive linemen in 1992 and 1993, probably achieved the most NFL celebrity by replacing an injured Greene during Super Bowls X and XIII against Dallas.

George Perles better remembered the versatile lineman's role in another championship adventure: Super Bowl IX against Minnesota in 1974.

"We pulled into the hotel the Sunday before the game, and [defensive end] Dwight White came down with pneumonia ... and was in the hospital the whole week. Of course, Steve was taking snaps for the whole week in practice," said Perles, the Steelers defensive coordinator then.

"We had a dilemma coming out to start the game -- I didn't know what to do. Steve came up to me and said, 'Coach, I'll be around for a lot of Super Bowls and Dwight's older than me. Why don't you let Dwight start?' Dwight played the whole game, played a great game, and after that had to go back to a hospital.

"That's the kind of guy Steve was."

Born Dec. 5, 1950, the native of Warwick, R.I., wound up playing all over the field for the University of Rhode Island, earning a bachelor's degree and meeting his wife, Debby. He considered attending dental school and the U.S. Olympic Trials as a hammer thrower before the Steelers came along. Tim Rooney, a University of Rhode Island assistant previously, scouted him. Noll joked that his son, Chris, a onetime tryout kicker at URI, also helped in the scouting.

Whatever the case, the Steelers drafted Mr. Furness as a defensive end in the fifth round in 1972, and he fell into place behind a line that already had White and L.C. Greenwood at ends, Greene and Ernie Holmes at tackles.

"Steve was a guy who, when he came here, was really not a polished player," recalled Steelers President Dan Rooney. "He really worked hard and became a guy you could count on."

The young lineman was particularly adept at going helmet to helmet, like a ram.

"That's probably what kept him here starting out," Greenwood said. "He gave good head-butt."

In fact, said Greene, the Arizona Cardinals defensive line coach, "He started the tradition with the defensive linemen ... the head-butt drill. If there were six veteran defensive linemen, he would take two hits from each one, and these weren't love taps. Steve would take them all. He was the only guy who could last through that. We called him 'Buckethead,' with that big head."

Greene said when he missed the AFC championship game after the 1975 season because of assorted ailments and was admittedly ineffective after the first couple of series in Super Bowl X, "Steve went in and did a great job. The defensive line got seven sacks, which is still a record."

Mr. Furness, who also started Super Bowl XIII in Greene's place, ranks 10th all-time among Steelers with 32 sacks.

His contributions were seemingly as sturdy off the field.

"Steve and Mike Webster and Jon Kolb and Larry Brown were probably the four guys most instrumental in promoting Chuck Noll's weightlifting program," Perles said. "When we won Super Bowls, so much was made about how these guys were built, and it caught on nationally. That's why so many teams got started on weights.

"I thought so much of him that when I got the job with the Philadelphia Stars in the United States Football League, he was the first guy I hired," Perles continued, referring to 1982, after Mr. Furness finished his NFL career with the Detroit Lions. "When I went to Michigan State [weeks later], I took him with me. And so he was, in some ways, like a son."

Mr. Furness, as the Michigan State defensive line coach from 1982 to 1990, taught his players the Steelers' stunt 4-3 alignment, with the defensive tackle tilted between a center and guard. He blindfolded his linemen during some practices, so they could acquire a feel for rushing the passer.

"He was a teacher, and the kids knew he cared about them," Perles said. "They followed him around like ducks."

He was inducted into the URI Sports Hall of Fame in 1987, the same year he received a master's degree in athletic administration from Michigan State.

In 1991, Mr. Furness joined the staff of the Indianapolis Colts, where he likewise coached the defensive line until Bill Cowher hired him to do the same with the Steelers a year later.

After two seasons with the Steelers -- seasons that ended with first-round playoff losses -- Mr. Furness was fired in January 1994. He was interviewed for other NFL and college positions but never landed another coaching job.

Mr. Furness, who resided in Bethel Park, went into the real estate business and recently represented a firm that installs football fields, Field Turf. He made appearances and was active with the Mel Blount Youth Home, United Way and Blue Cross/Blue Shield during and after his NFL career.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Debby, and son, Zaban, of Upper St. Clair; son, Zachary, of Oakland; brother, Peter of North Kingstown, R.I.; mother, Elsie Colburn of Warwick, R.I.; and fiancee, Peggy Bombich of Bethel Park.

MyCuz64Furness
07-07-2007, 10:57 AM
http://www.pridepromotions.com/assets/images/furness.jpg


RIP.....Steven.....thanks for all the great memories......You are very missed by many :heart: :angel:

MyCuz64Furness
07-07-2007, 10:58 AM
STEVE FURNESS #64 (DT) (1972 - 1980)

http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/furness02.jpg

Steve Furness was drafted in the 5th round by the Steelers in 1972.:tt02: He attended Rhode Island college. Steve was an integral part of the vaulted 70's Steel Curtain Defense. Sadly, Steve Furness passed away on February 9, 2000 at the age of 49 from a heart attack. RIP big guy - we'll never forget you! :tombstone


You beat me to it.....I was in the middle of getting my post ready:thumbsup:....Thanks for the tribute......he was a great man :heart:

MyCuz64Furness
07-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Here's a link to an article my cousin, Zachary, wrote about him..........very cool read.........

http://bad.eserver.org/issues/2001/57/furness.html

SteelCityMan786
07-07-2007, 11:32 AM
http://www.gopsusports.com/images/home/Hartings,_Jeff_(Pro02C)web.jpg

Jeff Hartings Wore 64 before retiring.

HometownGal
07-08-2007, 07:23 PM
ERNIE HOLMES #63 (DT) (1972 - 1977)

http://www.itsalreadysigned4u.com/shop/media/images/product_detail/ernieholmes-8x10-thumb.jpg

Fats was drafted out of Texas Southern University in the 8th round of the 1971 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was yet another member of the Steel Curtain Defense of the 70's and won 2 Super Bowl rings with the Steelers, before being released by the Steelers in 1978 because of weight issues. He signed with the Pats and played 3 games before retiring in 1978.

HometownGal
07-08-2007, 07:32 PM
DERMONTTI DAWSON #63 (C) (1988 - 2000)

http://www.steelertribute.com/daws001.jpg

Dermontti Dawson was drafted out of Kentucky in the 2nd round of the 1988 draft by the Pittsbugh Steelers. He played on the OL with Iron Mike Webster, but took over at center his 2nd season with the Steelers. One of the best C's in the NFL during that era, Dermontti was selected to 7 straight Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL 1990's All Decade Team. He was released by the Steelers in 2000 due to a succession of hamstring injuries and opted to retire a Steeler rather than attempt to be signed by another NFL team. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
07-08-2007, 07:52 PM
DERMONTTI DAWSON #63 (C) (1988 - 2000)

http://www.steelertribute.com/daws001.jpg

Dermontti Dawson was drafted out of Kentucky in the 2nd round of the 1988 draft by the Pittsbugh Steelers. He played on the OL with Iron Mike Webster, but took over at center his 2nd season with the Steelers. One of the best C's in the NFL during that era, Dermontti was selected to 7 straight Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL 1990's All Decade Team. He was released by the Steelers in 2000 due to a succession of hamstring injuries and opted to retire a Steeler rather than attempt to be signed by another NFL team. :tt02:

Future Hall of famer in my book.

Crushzilla
07-08-2007, 08:33 PM
John Stallworth had 63 career touchdowns

http://www.go4thestars.com/3375js.JPG

SteelCityMan786
07-08-2007, 11:02 PM
http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent/2006/08/23/07/Philip_Marvin_68229.jpg

Marvin Phillip is number 62

HometownGal
07-09-2007, 02:24 PM
TUNCH ILKIN #62 (OT) (1980 -1992)

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/pitt/Ilkinpit.jpg

Tunch Ilkin was drafted out of Indiana State in the 6th round of the 1980 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tunch went on to become a prominent fixture on the OL and was selected to 2 Pro Bowls. After retiring from the NFL (as a Packer, who he played for in 1993), Tunch went on to broadcasting NFL games and currently broadcasts Steelers games via the Pittsburgh affiliate of Fox Sports Net. :tt02:

steelersfanmx
07-09-2007, 02:59 PM
1962 Steelers Helmet and logo

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/62_logo.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/steelers62.jpg

steelersfanmx
07-10-2007, 11:15 AM
Steelers mascot in 1960

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/STEELERS-CIRCA-1.jpg

HometownGal
07-11-2007, 08:47 AM
Hey - we got a bit off track here - we forgot #61 on 7/10/07! :wink02:

DICK HOAK #42 (RB) - Drafted out of Penn State by the Steelers in the 7th round of the 1961 NFL draft.

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/football/hoak-dick-pbs-1.jpg

http://www.post-gazette.com/images3/20060127mfsteelers8_450.jpg

Dick Hoak had an impressive career, amassing 3,965 rushing yards in 1132 attmepts (3.5 avg) with 25 touchdowns. He also caught 146 passes for 1,452 yards (9.9 avg) and 8 touchdowns. He was named to one Pro Bowl and led the team in rushing three times. He retired after the 1970 season as Pittsburghs number 2 all-time rusher, and is currently fifth all time in rushing yards out of all Steelers.

After a highly successful playing career, Hoak was hired by then-coach Chuck Noll as an offensive backfield coach in 1972, where he would serve for 20 seasons. He passed on the head coaching job with the USFL's Pittsburgh Maulers' when offered it in 1983. Following Noll's retirement in 1992, his successor, Bill Cowher, immediately named Hoak running backs coach. During his tenure the Steelers have rushed for over 30,000 yards (the only team to do so in this time period) and have led the league in rushing yards three times. On January 1, 2007, Hoak announced his retirement after 45 seasons with the team; 10 as a player, 35 as a coach.

Dick Hoak, imho, was what being a Pittsburgh Steeler was all about. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
07-11-2007, 09:43 AM
Here comes 59

Bettis had 17 carries for 59 yards in the game that could have ended his carrier. Bettis fumbled the ball which was returned by Nick Harper, but Ben Roethlisberger saved the day with the play called by some as the "Immaculate Redemption."

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/michael_silver/10/28/silver1028/t1_bettis.jpg

HometownGal
07-11-2007, 02:51 PM
Here comes 59

Bettis had 17 carries for 59 yards in the game that could have ended his carrier. Bettis fumbled the ball which was returned by Nick Harper, but Ben Roethlisberger saved the day with the play called by some as the "Immaculate Redemption."

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/michael_silver/10/28/silver1028/t1_bettis.jpg

Matt - we don't get to 59 until tomorrow - LOL! :wink02::cheers: Thanks for the post, though - it was great (as was the Bus!) :tt02:

7/09/07 - #62
7/10/07 - #61
7/11/07 - #60
7/12/07 - #59

Preacher
07-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Well...

We Steeler fans may not be rednecks...

but we sure count like em!!!


:sofunny:

steelersfanmx
07-11-2007, 03:12 PM
It was my fault in #61...:sorry:... I was mistaken!...:flap:

Preacher
07-11-2007, 03:34 PM
Hmmm....

I didn't know there was rednecks in mexico...

I thought that was mainly an Anglo thing!!!

SteelCityMan786
07-12-2007, 03:47 PM
It was my fault in #61...:sorry:... I was mistaken!...:flap:

Thanks Joel. You just HAD to throw it off didn't ya? :sofunny:

SteelCityMan786
07-12-2007, 03:50 PM
Matt - we don't get to 59 until tomorrow - LOL! :wink02::cheers: Thanks for the post, though - it was great (as was the Bus!) :tt02:

7/09/07 - #62
7/10/07 - #61
7/11/07 - #60
7/12/07 - #59

The Confusion is up. NO ONE POST 59 tomorrow. I'll get us a 60.

http://images.nfl.com/images/players/60x80/553477.jpg

Greg Warren(Long Snapper) is number 60.

Tomorrow Post Day 58. We are 58 Days tomorrow. We have gotten too far off track.

section514
07-12-2007, 03:57 PM
i have the video of the colts game if you would want me to post the fumble video and the missed FG? let me know and i can do that tonight

SteelCityMan786
07-12-2007, 04:16 PM
i have the video of the colts game if you would want me to post the fumble video and the missed FG? let me know and i can do that tonight

Please do so. I could use more reasons to laugh at the soon to be dethroned Super Bowl Champions.

fansince'76
07-12-2007, 04:24 PM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHOTOFILE/AABF020~Jack-Ham-Photofile-Posters.jpg

#59 Jack Ham (LB)

Jack Ham was a 2nd round pick for the Steelers out of Penn State in 1971. During his 12-year HoF career (1971-82), all with the Steelers, he played in 3 Super Bowls (he was injured and sat out of SB XIV) and six AFC Championship games. He was selected to 8 consecutive Pro Bowls (1973-80), and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s and the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team. :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
07-13-2007, 10:37 PM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHOTOFILE/AABF020~Jack-Ham-Photofile-Posters.jpg

#59 Jack Ham (LB)

Jack Ham was a 2nd round pick for the Steelers out of Penn State in 1971. During his 12-year HoF career (1971-82), all with the Steelers, he played in 3 Super Bowls (he was injured and sat out of SB XIV) and six AFC Championship games. He was selected to 8 consecutive Pro Bowls (1973-80), and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s and the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team. :tt02:

Adding on to this. Jack Ham is now the current color commentator for Penn State Football with Steve Jones on play by play.

FastWillieParker39
07-13-2007, 10:52 PM
Adding on to this. Jack Ham is now the current color commentator for Penn State Football with Steve Jones on play by play.

Yea and he's really good at it. The guy knows his stuff about PSU football. Really glad to hear from one of my favorite PSU and Steeler stars!

fansince'76
07-13-2007, 11:00 PM
All the way through day 58, and nobody posted Lambert? Time to unsticky this thread due to genuine lack of interest. Oh well....

Crushzilla
07-13-2007, 11:01 PM
I didn't even realize..

Jack Lambert... number 58

Done and done. Though I doubt I did him justice.

SteelCityMan786
07-14-2007, 12:25 PM
The 1957 Steelers went 6-6

Godfather
07-14-2007, 07:59 PM
Heinz, which owns the naming rights for the Steelers' home stadium, is known worldwide for 57 varieties, although it now makes well over 100 products.

The Duke
07-15-2007, 12:26 PM
http://media.scout.com/Media/NFL/204747_chukky_okobi.JPG

Chukky Okobi # 56 is a center for the steelers and may get a chance to start this season with the retirement of Jeff Hartings

The Duke
07-16-2007, 01:47 PM
http://content.clearchannel.com/Photos/sports_photos/NFL/Steelers/joey_porter_CraigMelvin1.jpg

Joey Porter wore #55 as a Linebacker for the steelers

SteelCityMan786
07-16-2007, 01:51 PM
Joey's number now belongs to Timmons now.

HometownGal
07-16-2007, 01:59 PM
JON KOLB #55 (T) (1969 - 1981)

http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/kolb02.jpg

Jon Kolb was drafted by Pittsburgh out of OSU in 1969, and he played with the Steelers from 1969 to 1981. He started as tackle in 177 games and earned 4 Super Bowl rings. During his playing days, he was widely regarded as one of the strongest men in the NFL and played as such protecting Terry Bradshaw's blind side in the pass protection and open holes for the running backs Franco Harris, Rocky Bleier, and John Fuqua. He became a strength & conditioning coach with the Steelers after his playing career ended.

The Duke
07-16-2007, 02:22 PM
Joey's number now belongs to Timmons now.

Thought Woodley will wear it

SteelCityMan786
07-16-2007, 03:07 PM
Thought Woodley will wear it

correction:Woodley will wear 55. Just checked Steelers.com.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Timmons has 94

The Duke
07-17-2007, 11:17 AM
Rian Wallace # 54 is a linebacker for the steelers

HometownGal
07-17-2007, 12:28 PM
HARDY NICKERSON - #54 (LB) (1987 - 1992)

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/football/nickerson-hardy-pbs-1.jpg

Hardy Nickerson was drafted out of California U in the 5th round of the 1987 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played LB and during his tenure with the Steelers, was a force to be reckoned with. Hardy went on in 1993 to play for the Bucs and Jags and finished out his career as a player with the Packers in 2002. He is a 5 time Pro Bowler and was selected to the 1990's All Decade Team. Hardy is currently the LB coach for the Chicago Bears.

SteelCityMan786
07-17-2007, 01:10 PM
Timmons has 94

I know. I was stating a correction when I said Timmons was 55 originally by stating Woodley would be 55.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-17-2007, 01:15 PM
I know. I was stating a correction when I said Timmons was 55 originally by stating Woodley would be 55.

My bad:dang:

HometownGal
07-17-2007, 04:40 PM
C'mon guys - let's just keep on with the countdown and the great job you have done in that regard. It's a PITB having to sift through chit-chat to find where we left off.

steelpride12
07-18-2007, 01:37 AM
Clark Haggans wears #53ROLB

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/HaggansClarkBlk53TB.jpg

Clark Haggans was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2000 NFL draft and was drafted in the 5th round pick 137 overall and plays ROLB and starts for the Steelers.Haggans was drafted out of Colorado State University and is now a great prospect for the steelers and is know and one of the best linebackers in the league and a top reason why the steelers Defense is known and feared by many!

HometownGal
07-19-2007, 01:44 PM
MIKE WEBSTER - #52 (C) (1974 - 1988)

http://www.steelertribute.com/webster.jpg

Iron Mike Webster was drafted in the 5th round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Serving as a backup at center and guard for two years, Webster became the team's starting center in 1976, where he would remain for 150 straight games until 1986. These years included four Super Bowl wins by the Steelers, and Webster and Terry Bradshaw are consequently one of the most well-known center-quarterback pairs in history. Webster was honored as an All-Pro seven times and played in the Pro Bowl nine times. Iron Mike's other honors include being named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team. :tt02::tt02:

Webster was a controversial figure due to his tumultuous personal life after his retirement. He is believed to have been legally disabled in 1996, and possibly before, suffering from amnesia, dementia, depression, and acute bone and muscle pain. He lived out of his pickup truck or train stations between Wisconsin and Pittsburgh even though he had friends and former teammates willing to rent apartments for him. He attended his Hall of Fame ceremony in 1997, but disturbed some with a rambling, 20-minute long, incoherent acceptance speech. His wife divorced him six months before his death in 2002. RIP, Iron Mike. :tombstone

While the Steelers do not retire numbers, Webster's #52 has not been reissued by the team since he retired and it is generally understood that no Steeler will ever wear that number in the foreseeable future.

SteelCityMan786
07-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Good Ol Iron Mike. Nice One HTG.

HometownGal
07-20-2007, 09:33 AM
JAMES FARRIOR - #51 (ILB) (2003 - Present)

http://www.post-gazette.com/images3/20041108pd_fbn_farrior_sak02PJ_450.jpg

James Farrior was drafted out of the University of Virginia in the 1st round of the 1997 draft by the New York Jets. James played with the New York Jets from 1997 to 2001.

Farrior has been a solid linebacker since his entrance to the NFL in 1997, and since 2002, Farrior has been a key to the resurgent Pittsburgh Steelers defense. An excellent pass-rusher, Farrior's strength is in his run stopping. Farrior has recorded over 100 tackles in 3 of his last 5 seasons (4 with Pittsburgh and 1 with the New York Jets).

Farrior currently is the "buck" linebacker for the Steelers, which means he is the quarterback of the defense, making all the play calls and audibles. His fellow players voted him team MVP after the 2004 season. He also was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2004. :tt02:

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2005 campaign Farrior missed 2 games due to injury, but performed well in the 14 regular season games and 4 post-season games in which he appeared. His best regular season performance came in a week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, in which he recorded 15 tackles and 1 sack. Farrior's best performance in the post-season came in the AFC Divisional playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts, where Farrior recorded 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks. :banana:

One of my favorite present-day Steelers! :thumbsup: I proudly wear his jersey for all Steelers games! :tt02:

steelersfanmx
07-20-2007, 07:52 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers Primary logo (1951 - 1953)
Pictures of factories inside a football with team name inside

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/steelersfanmx/PIT_heeqoe94tjqfia9zxma5.gif

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-20-2007, 07:55 PM
Nice find mx:thumbsup:

The Duke
07-21-2007, 11:43 AM
http://64.17.171.58/images/Foote.jpg

Larry Foote # 50 is a middle linebacker for the steelers

SteelCityMan786
07-21-2007, 12:14 PM
http://64.17.171.58/images/Foote.jpg

Larry Foote # 50 is a middle linebacker for the steelers

He'll be knocking McGahee on his ass even more with that new jersey Willis wears.

SteelCityMan786
07-21-2007, 11:06 PM
Marcello Church wears number 49

nojobny
07-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Marcello Church wears number 49

I couldn't find a pic of Marcello but I did see this on my tix (hence the grainy pic). The bio was much longer, I just pulled a few items.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/nojobny/Steeelers/LynnChandnois.jpg

LYNN CHANDNOIS

The Steeler 'Money' Back of the 1950s

By Jim Sargent

Lynn Chandnois may be remembered today mainly by longtime pro football fans. But a look at his career and his stats illustrates that for a few years he was regarded as one of the National Football League's top halfbacks.

.....

Despite his injuries and some tough times, Chandnois enjoyed an impressive career with Pittsburgh.

"Pittsburgh is a great sports-minded town, long before they won the Super Bowls in the 1970s. I can remember the day we beat the New York Giants, 63-7. We had about three inches of snow which fell the night before the game. When the game started, we had only about 5,000 fans. But at halftime, we had 25,000 or 30,000 in the stands. They heard it on the radio, and they came out to the ballpark.

"Also, Art Rooney was just a wonderful president. He always called me 'star.'"

The personable and witty Chandnois, now living in Flint with his wife Paulette, is surprised by the current interest in football cards from the 1950s. He receives 10-12 letters a month, usually with cards or pictures, which he autographs for fans.

He laughs when telling about his grandson, who once came out of a card shop and announced, "Grandfather, look! I just bought your card for 50 cents!"

Chandnois still holds several all-time Steeler records. His 29.57 yard career kickoff return average ranks first for Pittsburgh, and second in NFL history to Gale Sayers, at 30.56. His 35.2 return mark for 1952 is the highest for any Steeler, while his 32.5 average for 1951 ranks second. His career kickoff return yardage of 2,720 is third for Steelers, his three career touchdown returns rank first, and two TDs on returns in 1952 is the single-season Pittsburgh record.

"Football has been terrific for me, and Mr. Rooney and Pittsburgh were always kind," Chandnois reflected in 1995. "Steeler fans always treated me extremely well and I was really pulling for them to go all the way to the Super Bowl and win it. Art Rooney and Biggie Munn are the two men I admire most. They were great to me."

"If Chuck Noll had coached Chandnois," former Steeler Jerry Nuzum once observed, "he'd be in the Hall of Fame."

Notre Dame All-American Frank Varrichione, who was All-Pro five times in his 11-year NFL career, spoke of Chad's remarkable ability in a 1994 interview: "Here is the point I emphasize about Lynn Chandnois: not only was he an exceptional athlete, one of the best of his era, but he was always a real gentleman, too."

LYNN EVERETT CHANDNOIS
HB-DB
6-02 198 Michigan State
Central High School, Flint, MI
Born: 02/24/25, Flint, MI

HometownGal
07-22-2007, 07:28 PM
DWAYNE WOODRUFF - #49 (CB) (1979 - 1990)

http://www.sportsautosttm.com/dwaynewoodruff.JPG

Dwayne Woodruff was drafted out of Louisville in the 6th round of the 1979 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played CB for twelve seasons in da Burgh. Tough, formidable and well respected by his teammates and coaches. :tt02:

After retiring from football, completing a law degree and working in private practice, Woodruff was elected a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 2005.

NOTE: I was on the other side of Dwayne on many cases while he was a litigator and I can say with 100% certainty that he was one helluva good lawyer and an honorable man! :cheers:

HometownGal
07-23-2007, 02:26 PM
CODY BOYD - #48 (TE) (R)

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/44/445109.jpg

Cody Boyd is a TE who signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers in May, 2007. He was an undrafted free agent and played college football at Washington State University.

The Duke
07-24-2007, 11:49 AM
http://imagesource.art.com/images/-/Mel-Blount-Photograph-C10108462.jpeg

Mel Blount # 47 is a former corner back for the steelers

The Duke
07-25-2007, 12:09 AM
http://web.abqtrib.com/art/news06/011606_kick.jpg

Mike Vanderjagt, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, missed a game tying 46 yard field goal attempt in the divisional round of the 2005 playoffs against the steelers. The steelers went on to win the super bowl 3 weeks later :tt02:

steelersfanmx
07-25-2007, 12:21 AM
HA!... Excellent!...:thumbsup:

SteelCityMan786
07-25-2007, 07:34 AM
http://web.abqtrib.com/art/news06/011606_kick.jpg

Mike Vanderjagt, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, missed a game tying 46 yard field goal attempt in the divisional round of the 2005 playoffs against the steelers. The steelers went on to win the super bowl 3 weeks later :tt02:

BRILLIANT! lol.

The Duke
07-27-2007, 01:28 AM
http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/2006/05/31/08/06_MC_Lorello1_64605.jpg

Mike Lorello # 45 is currently a safety for the steelers

The Duke
07-27-2007, 01:30 AM
http://image57.webshots.com/657/0/2/2/2733002020015826878GLMWIc_ph.jpg

Najeh Davenport (Dookie) # 44 is a runningback for the steelers

He is also known as "The Dump Truck", building on the legacy of former Steeler Jerome Bettis, who was known as "The Bus", a reference to Bettis' power-oriented running style. The nickname also pays homage to an incident where Davenport defecated in a Barry University female student's closet.

The Duke
07-28-2007, 12:12 AM
http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent/2004/12/14/12/04_NYJ_Polamalu_48649.jpg

Troy Polamalu # 43 is a safety for the steelers.
His nicknames include The Tazmanian Devil, The Flying Hawaiian, and The Samoan Headhunter.

The Duke
07-29-2007, 12:46 AM
http://delivery.viewimages.com/xv/71698273.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19396908EAF14430D35641D7B6C3744D738 554155A744392E70

John Kuhn #42 is a runningback for the steelers. He might also be moved to fullback this upcoming season

HometownGal
07-29-2007, 03:53 PM
Great pic of Troy, Duke! :thumbsup: I wanted to add some things that probably a lot of us didn't know about our Troy that I found on Wikipedia! :thumbsup::tt02: Tomorrow - we're at #41.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Polamalu

Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. Despite Polamalu's hard-hitting style on the gridiron, he is known off-the-field as a soft-spoken, Christian family man,[1] specifically a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church.[2]

Early years
Troy attended Douglas High School in Winston, Oregon, where he was a three-sport letterman in: baseball, basketball, and football. He played football for four years as a running back and defensive back. As a senior, he was an All-Far West selection in football, and an All-State center fielder in baseball; in basketball, he was a two-time all-league player.

College career
In his career as a 3-year starter at the University of Southern California, Polamalu recorded 278 tackles (29 for losses), 6 interceptions (3 returned for TDs), 13 deflections, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 blocked punts. He was also a roommate to current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.

NFL Draft 2003
Polamalu was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 16th overall in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. The Chargers, who had the 15th overall pick, had a major need at safety to replace the departed Rodney Harrison but instead chose to go with quantity over quality forgoing the opportunity to select Troy by trading down and getting Sammy Davis and Terrence Kiel. The Steelers, ecstatic that Polamalu slid past the Chargers, quickly made a move to bring Polamalu to their team. The Steelers believed so much that Polamalu could have a positive impact on their defense that they traded up from the 27th spot to the 16th spot, originally held by the chiefs. The Steelers traded away the 92nd and 200th overall pick for the rights to switch first round picks and select Troy Polamalu. Essentially the trade was Polamalu for Larry Johnson, Julian Battle and Brooks Bollinger (Bollinger was subsequently traded to the Jets in the same draft). He has the distinction of being the only safety ever drafted by the Steelers in the first round.[3]

In the last game of his college career against Iowa in the Orange bowl, Polamalu injured his hamstring in pre-game warm-ups and was not able to play in the game. Subsequently, the hamstring caused Polamalu to miss the Senior Bowl and 2003 NFL Combine as well.[4] Polamalu was able to perform for scouts at his USC pro day, and at 206 lbs., ran a 4.34s and 4.37s 40 yard dash, 4.06s short shuttle, 6.75s 3-cone drill, had a vertical jump of 43 1/2" and lifted 25 repetitions of 225 lbs.[5]

Professional career
Polamalu (#43) is currently in his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is the first team starting strong safety. He is easily recognized when playing due to the large mane of curly hair flowing out of his helmet and past his shoulders. Polamalu is considered to be one of the more cerebral players in the NFL and is becoming the new face of the Steelers' defense.

In the CBS Playoffs Pre-game Show, Polamalu said the last time he had gotten a haircut was when he was at USC in 2000[1] when a coach told him he needed one. Polamalu has not received a haircut since. In pre-colonial Samoan culture, it is customary for men to wear their hair long. The hair was the center of talk around a tackle on October 15, 2006. After an interception where Polamalu looked poised for a touchdown return, Chiefs RB Larry Johnson pulled him down by his hair in order to tackle him and then pulled him up by it. Commentators correctly pointed out that pulling hair is legal and doesn't qualify for an unnecessary-roughness penalty; however, Larry Johnson was called for an unsportsman-like penalty for pulling Polamalu up by his hair. The penalty was for continuing the play out of bounds.

Polamalu's blend of speed, anticipation, and instinct makes him a standout player who seems to be involved in almost every defensive play. The Steelers often use Polamalu in different packages. He may blitz the quarterback, come on a delayed blitz, or pretends to blitz and drop back into coverage, confusing the quarterback. Polamalu often adds to the quarterback's confusion by turning around and walking away from the line of scrimmage before the snap. In only his 3rd season (2006), he tied the NFL record for most sacks, 3, in a single game by a safety. The 2007 Pro Bowl was his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance; he started at safety for the AFC, playing next to the Baltimore Raven's starting free safety Ed Reed. The rivalry they share based on their teams divisional rivalry was evident, as the two battled for possesion of an overthrown halfback pass from former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber; Reed came down with the interception. He also made the AP NFL All-Pro Second Team in 2005, followed by being named to the First Team in 2006.

Polamalu became part of the 2005 controversy over the quality of NFL officiating during the divisional playoff game between the Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts. Polamalu intercepted a pass, rolled to the ground, then fumbled the ball while getting up. The play was initially ruled an interception and fumble, but after viewing the instant replay, referee Pete Morelli ruled the play an incomplete pass. His rationale was that Polamalu did not make a "football move" after intercepting the pass but before fumbling the ball, and therefore did not demonstrate possession of the ball. The NFL later released a statement saying that Morelli's interpretation was incorrect, and that the interception should have been upheld.

His first Super Bowl appearance was in Super Bowl XL in 2006, when the Pittsburgh Steelers gained the franchise's fifth Super Bowl with a 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

In week 12 of the 2006 NFL season at the Baltimore Ravens, Polamalu suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the first two games of his professional career. The Steelers lost the game, 27-0.

On July 23, 2007, before training camp, the Steelers gave Polamalu the biggest contract in team history extending him through 2011. In an article on ESPN.com, Polamalu says, "I didn't want to be a player who is jumping from team to team. I've always felt comfortable here, I think this organization, this tradition they have here, is very legendary and I always wanted to be part of this." The 4-year contract extension, worth just over $30 million with about $15 million in guarantees, makes Polamalu one of the highest paid defensive backs in the league.[6]

Faith
Polamalu is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, having converted through the influence of his wife Theodora, who is of Greek descent. Among his spiritual activities is a pilgrimage to Greek Orthodox sites in Greece and Turkey, taken in 2007.[2] He seldom gives interviews, but when he does, he often speaks of the role his spirituality plays in his life. Polamalu has said that he tries to separate himself from his profession as much as possible, like not watching football games at home. He says a prayer after each play and also on the sidelines.

Trivia
In 2005, Pittsburgh area band Mr. Devious wrote and recorded the novelty song Puhlahmahlu, a parody of the song Mah N? Mah N?. Guitarist Glenn Shirey said that the song was inspired by a Fox Sports announcer's mispronunciation of Polamalu's name.

Polamalu is featured on the cover of the Scholastic children's book National Football League Megastars which profiles Polamalu and 14 other NFL stars.

Polamalu has garnered several nicknames; a couple being "The Tazmanian Devil" or "Taz" "The Flying Hawaiian," and "The Samoan Headhunter".

Polamalu sat with Joe Hardy at the billionaire's 84th birthday party on January 6, 2007.

In January, 2007, he petitioned to change his legal name to his mother's maiden name (Polamalu), which he had been using for the last 15 years. His legal name had been Troy Aumua.

Polamalu is known for his humble lifestyle. He rarely hangs out with fellow teammates, instead preferring to spend time at home with his wife Theodora, the sister of St. Louis Rams tight end Alex Holmes, another former USC player.

Off-field interests include growing flowers and playing the piano.

Troy Polamalu is the highest rated player for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game Madden 2007 with an overall rating of 98 out of 99.

SteelersMongol
07-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks HTG.

The Duke
07-30-2007, 11:33 AM
On his last home game with the steelers, Jerome Bettis ran for 41 yards and three touchdowns against the Detroit lions

steelpride12
07-30-2007, 09:36 PM
On his last home game with the steelers, Jerome Bettis ran for 41 yards and three touchdowns against the Detroit lions

Wow nice catch Duke.

The Duke
07-30-2007, 10:08 PM
Wow nice catch Duke.

I was actually looking everywhere for something steelers related to 41, typed in yahoo steelers 41 and after some scrolling down saw this.

SteelCityMan786
07-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Lee Flowers wore number 41

http://archive.profootballweekly.com/content/archives/images/lflowers.jpg

Preacher
07-31-2007, 01:53 AM
Wow...

Just a few days over a month away!!!

The Duke
07-31-2007, 11:51 AM
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The last Super Bowl the steelers have won is Super Bowl 40

SteelCityMan786
07-31-2007, 01:05 PM
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The last Super Bowl the steelers have won is Super Bowl 40

The Greatest Super Bowl I lived to see.

steelersfanmx
07-31-2007, 09:40 PM
1940
The year the team change its nickname to the Steelers

The Duke
08-01-2007, 03:50 AM
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Fast Willie Parker #39 is the current starting runningback for the steelers

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2007, 03:54 AM
39 receptions, 459 yards, 6 TD's:

Heath Miller's Rookie stats

The Duke
08-01-2007, 11:59 PM
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Byron White was a runningback chosen in the 1938 draft by the steelers in the first round. His nickname was Whizzer. He went on to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

steelersfanmx
08-02-2007, 12:14 AM
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Mike Tomlin is the third Steelers coach in the last 38 years.

Preacher
08-02-2007, 01:34 AM
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Mike Tomlin is the third Steelers coach in the last 38 years.

Wow... 38 days left...

My big events of the summer are over in church... just a few more things to do.. and I will be completely ready for this!

I CANT WAIT

steelersfanmx
08-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Yep... time pass flaying... isn't?

SteelCityMan786
08-02-2007, 10:35 PM
http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/PF/sept05/FastWillieParker03.jpg

Fast Willie Parker is number 39. (Used for yesterday because a photo wasn't showing.)

As for today. in 1938 The Steelers Celebrated their 5th year anniversary. Unfortunately they would go 2-9 in the season leading them to a 5th place finish in the NFL Eastern Division

The Duke
08-03-2007, 01:33 AM
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Anthony Madison #37 is a cornerback for the steelers

SteelCityMan786
08-04-2007, 06:49 PM
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Jerome Bettis wore number 36 during his time as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ended his carrier better then most players that played his position when the Steelers won Super Bowl XL 21-10 over the Seattle Seahawks. Even after retirement, he remains a legend in the eyes of Steelers fans of all ages that saw him play during his great carrier. He was 5th all time with 13,653 rushing yards in his carrier all time in the NFL trailing newly retired Curtis Martin as well as Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, and Emmit Smith.

After retirement, Jerome Bettis moved from the football field to the anchor desk working for NBC's Sunday Night Football team as well as restaurant ownership with Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 which recently opened in the Del Monte Building on the North Shore near Heinz Field. Del Monte Foods and Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh Share the Building where Jerome locates his restaurant.

Bettis nicknamed "The Bus" gave us our great saying that Joey Porter used when he played for the Steelers known as WHO RIDE? WE RIDE! WHO RIDE? WE RIDE! WHO RIDE? WE RIDE! LET'S RIDE ON 3! 1, 2, 3! LET'S RIDE!

We salute you Jerome, even after retirement, you remain with us as a great legend of our city. One that will live on, forever. You're one of the many reasons that we're proud to be Steelers Fans. :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt:

HometownGal
08-05-2007, 08:51 AM
DAN KREIDER #35 (FB) (2000 - present)

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Dan Kreider attended the University of New Hampshire and was an A student and letterman in football. In football, he was a three-year starter at fullback, and as a senior, he posted 92 rushing attempts for 518 yards (5.6 yards per rushing attempt avg.), and 25 receptions for 275 yards (11.00 yards per reception avg.), and a touchdown.

He entered the NFL when the Steelers signed him following the 2000 NFL Draft in which he was not selected. After playing on the team's practice squad, he was signed to the active roster on October 17, 2000, to replace Jon Witman, who had been injured. He remained on the active roster for the remainder of the season and was named the Steelers' Rookie of the Year. He has maintained his starting position for each of the past five years. He played running back and linebacker for the PIAA powerhouse Manheim Central. He played college football at the University of New Hampshire. Kreider rarely handles the football on running plays, but instead usually blocks for the runningbacks on the team. While not receiving as much attention as halfbacks, his blocks are essential to support the Steelers' power running game. I view him as one of the top, if not THE top, blocking back in the NFL. :tt02::tt02::tt02:

Godfather
08-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Too bad I worked a 10 1/2 hour day Friday...I missed a chance to post Carnell Lake :(

SteelCityMan786
08-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Too bad I worked a 10 1/2 hour day Friday...I missed a chance to post Carnell Lake :(

Oh well it happens.

HometownGal
08-06-2007, 07:56 AM
ANDY RUSSELL #34 (OLB) (1963 - 1976)

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Andy Russell was drafted out of Missouri in Round 16 of the 1963 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was an early member of Pittsburgh's famed Steel Curtain defense, and was named the Steelers' MVP in 1971. Andy's NFL accomplishments were many and include:

All Pro Rookie Team in 1963, All Pro or All Conference 7 years, 7 Pro Bowls, (the only linebacker in the NFL to play six consecutive Pro Bowls between 1971 - 1976), Chosen by the NFL Hall of Fame Selection Committee to the NFL All Decade Team (1965 -1975). Steelers Team Captain for 10 years - received the Byron Whizzer White Award in 1970, Defensive MVP in 1968, Two Winning Super Bowls, 1974 and 1975. Representative to Players Association for 2 years, NFL Goodwill Tours - Vietnam and Italy, Served on the Board of the NFL Alumni, member of NFL's "Greatest Players", and inducted into Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and the University of Missouri Hall of Fame.

:tt02::tt02:

HometownGal
08-06-2007, 08:02 AM
VERRON HAYNES #34 (HB/FB) (2002 - present)

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Verron Haynes out of the U of Georgia was drafted in the 5th round of the 2002 draft. Verron is utilized mainly on passing downs, but is occasionally moved to the fullback position to comply with the Steelers' running game.

In five seasons with the Steelers, Haynes has gained 660 yards on 159 carries (4.2 average per carry) and three touchdowns. He also has recorded 39 receptions for 322 yards (8.3 average per reception) and two touchdowns, including one from former Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El. Haynes missed most of the 2006 season due to a knee injury.

On March 1, 2007, he was cut by the Steelers in order to save cap room. However, he resigned with the team on June 4, 2007.

The Duke
08-07-2007, 12:06 AM
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On 1933 the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL was formed, the Pittsburgh Steelers :tt02:

steelpride12
08-07-2007, 12:14 AM
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/s/d/sdw184/steelers.gif

On 1933 the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL was formed, the Pittsburgh Steelers :tt02:

wow good one Duke!

BettisFan
08-07-2007, 12:37 AM
this thread makes me so pumped for this season to start already!! go Steelers!!

HometownGal
08-07-2007, 02:38 PM
JOHN "FRENCHY" FUQUA - #33 (RB) (1970 - 1976)

NOTE: The first photo below was taken seconds before the infamous "Immaculate Reception"! :tt02:

The second photo is just a sampling of what a flamboyant dresser Frenchy was. Remember his shoes with the glass heels which had goldfish inside? :toofunny:

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John "Frenchy" Fuqua originally drafted out of Morgan State University by the New York Giants in the 11th round of the 1969 draft.

The next season, Fuqua was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was while with the Steelers that Fuqua would become part of NFL history as the intended target for Terry Bradshaw's pass that resulted in the Immaculate Reception.

Fuqua nicknamed himself "The Count". He is remembered for being one of the flashiest dressers in the NFL, and would occasionally appear in public wearing platform shoes that contained live goldfish in the see-through heel.

Over the course of his career, Fuqua played in 100 games, rushing for 3031 yards and scoring 24 touchdowns. His best season was in 1970, his first with the Steelers, when he rushed for 691 yards and seven scores. In this season, he set for a then Steelers single-game rushing record of 218 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. This was later surpassed in 2006 by Willie Parker when he gained 223 yards against the Cleveland Browns.

Teammate Franco Harris had his fanclub "Franco's Italian Army", and Fuqua had "Frenchy's Foreign Legion".

:tt02::tt02:

xXTheSteelKingsXx
08-07-2007, 08:05 PM
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Looking sharp.

The Duke
08-08-2007, 12:09 AM
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Franco Harris #32 was a runningback for the steelers

memphissteelergirl
08-08-2007, 11:04 AM
#32 Franco Harris

Franco Harris began his pro football career as the Pittsburgh Steelers' No.1 pick and the 13th player selected in the 1972 NFL Draft. For 12 seasons, the 6-2, 230-pounder from Penn State was a big-yardage running back, a key man in the powerful Pittsburgh offensive machine, which also included an outstanding passing attack.

Harris established himself as a future superstar when he became only the fourth rookie in NFL annals to rush for 1,000 yards. He gained additional attention by being on the receiving end of the famous "Immaculate Reception" pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave the Steelers their first-ever playoff win, a 13-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. In his 13 seasons, the last of which was spent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1984, Harris rushed 2,949 times for 12,120 yards and 91 touchdowns.

He rushed for 1,000 yards or more eight seasons and for more than 100 yards in 47 games. He also caught 307 passes for 2,287 yards and nine touchdowns. His career rushing total and his combined net yardage figure of 14,622 both ranked as the third highest marks in pro football history at the time of his retirement.

Harris, who was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 7, 1950, was an All-AFC choice in 1972, 1975, 1976, and 1977 and first- or second-team All-Pro six times. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls. Franco played in five AFC championships ? missing a sixth because of injury ? and four Super Bowls.

In Super Bowl IX, when the Steelers won their first-ever league title with a 16-6 victory over Minnesota, Harris rushed for 158 yards, compared to just 17 yards rushing for the entire Viking team. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Harris held numerous Super Bowl and post-season game records by the end of his career. The most notable include 24 points and 354 yards rushing in four Super Bowls and 17 touchdowns and 1,556 yards rushing in 19 post-season playoff games.

(He is why I became a Steeler fan in the first place...I thought he was cute :wink02:)

BettisFan
08-08-2007, 11:26 AM
franco was a beast my mom used to watch him as a kid

HometownGal
08-09-2007, 10:41 AM
DONNIE SHELL #31 (SS) (1974 - 1987)

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Donnie Shell came to the Steelers as an undrafted FA in 1974. He was a member of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain defense in the 1970s. :tt02:

Shell won four Super Bowls, and retired as the NFL strong safety career leader in interceptions with 51. He started eleven straight years for the Steelers and was selected to the Steelers All-Time Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team.

Shell was a five time Pro Bowler between 1978 and 1982, a 5 time All-Pro selection, and was the Steelers team MVP in 1980. He had been in the top fifteen in balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 but has not been inducted as of yet.

The Duke
08-10-2007, 06:50 AM
Larry Croom # 30 is a current runningback for the steelers

SteelCityMan786
08-10-2007, 07:41 AM
http://imagesource.allposters.com/images/pic/PHOTOFILE/AADT016~Chad-Scott-Photofile-Posters.jpg

Chad Scott wore Number 30 with the Steelers. He has since went on to play for New England.

section514
08-10-2007, 09:10 AM
the best was when he would come on the jumbotron to say to not swear and throw stuff on the field or something like that during the games, and he would get booed hahahah :rofl:

The Duke
08-10-2007, 11:28 PM
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Chidi Iwuoma #29 is currently a corner back for the steelers, but he mostly plays on special teams

The Duke
08-10-2007, 11:30 PM
Wow, we're already under a month. So excited

Godfather
08-11-2007, 08:18 PM
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Barry Foster holds the Steelers' single season record for rushing yards, with 1,690.

The Duke
08-11-2007, 11:26 PM
Terry Bradshaw holds the Steelers single season passing touchdowns record with 28

The Duke
08-13-2007, 06:57 AM
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Anthony Smith #27 is a Free Safety for the steelers

The Duke
08-14-2007, 06:49 AM
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Deshea Townsend # 26 is currently a corner back for the steelers

HometownGal
08-14-2007, 08:29 AM
ROD WOODSON - #26 (CB/S) 1987 - 1997

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Rod Woodson was drafted out of Purdue in the 1st round of the 1987 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He returned punts and played defensive cornerback for Pittsburgh through the 1996 season. A highlight came in 1995, when Woodson became the first player to return from reconstructive knee surgery in the same season. That year he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the first game and returned to play in the Super Bowl XXX between the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys just 19 weeks later. In that game, he broke up a pass intended for Michael Irvin, hopped up and pointed at his reconstructed knee.

Woodson's career took a somewhat nomadic turn after free agency from Pittsburgh. Although he remained to raise his family in Pittsburgh he hopped between three additional franchises, becoming one of the few modern cornerbacks to successfully make a transition to the safety position. Woodson signed with San Francisco for the 1997 season, Baltimore for the years 1998 to 2001 (where he won a Super Bowl), and the Oakland Raiders for 2002 and 2003 (where he appeared in his third Super Bowl). In the Raiders 2002 Super Bowl season, 37-year old Woodson led the NFL in interceptions (8) for the first time in his career. He was also a 6 time All-Pro selection.

Woodson was released by the Oakland Raiders on July 27, 2004 after failing his team physical. He has since officially retired, and has stated to the press that he has no desire to resume his career [1]. His replacement at free safety for the Raiders was Stuart Schweigert, who coincidentally, broke Woodson's career interception record at Purdue.

Woodson is among the NFL's all time leaders in games played as a defensive back and interceptions. In his 17 NFL seasons, Woodson recorded 71 interceptions, 1,483 interception return yards, 32 fumble recoveries (15 offensive and 17 defensive), 137 fumble return yards, 2,362 punt return yards, and 15 touchdowns (12 interception returns, 1 fumble return, 2 punt returns). He holds the league record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 12, and is tied with 11 other players for the record for most fumble recoveries in a single game(3). His 1,483 interception return yards are also an NFL record.

Woodson was named to the Pro Bowl eleven times, a record for a defensive back. He was also the first player to earn trips to the Pro Bowl at cornerback, safety and kick returner. He was named 1993's NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

National Football League stars of past and present participated in the ESPN Pro Bowl Skills Challenge, part of the ProBowl weekend, and put on a show for servicemembers in Hawaii at the J.W. Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa, Feb. 10. The former greats kicked it off with the Alumni Air-It-Out flag football game. Steve Young (#8) and Michael Irvin (with ball) connected on several passes to defeatJohn Elway’s team. Woodson (26) is in the background.In 1994, he was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team. In 1999, he was ranked number 87 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The College Football News has also honored him as one of the 100 greatest players of the 20th century.

In 2007, he was ranked number 22 on USA Today list of the 25 best NFL players of the past 25 years.

Woodson will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2009.

He now works for the NFL Network on "NFL Total Access" with Rich Eisen.

Since 1994, Woodson has operated an annual youth football camp, the Woodson/Fabini Football Camp, on the grounds of his former high school. He is also a partner in Woodson Motorsports, a BMW motorcycle dealership and repair shop in Fort Wayne.

Currently Woodson splits his time between NFL Network studios in Los Angeles and his home in Pleasanton, California. :tt02::tt02:

Godfather
08-15-2007, 08:00 AM
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Ryan Clark is a native of Marrero, La., a working-class suburb of New Orleans. Clark played his college ball at LSU where he won an SEC championship as a senior and capped his career with a Sugar Bowl victory in from t of a hometown crowd.

Dismissed by pro scouts as ":lacking N|FL size", Clark entered the NFL in the most humble manner possible--as an undrafted free agent. He saw limited playing time his first two yeras with the Giants and was released when the Coughlin regime took over. He then caught on with Washington, where he earned a measure of revenge by snagging his first career interception at the expense of Eli Manning.

In the spring of 2006, Clark signed with the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers, who gave him his first chance as a starter. Clark provided one of the best highlights of the2006 season by JACKING UP Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry.

FastWillieParker39
08-15-2007, 11:59 PM
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Ike Taylor # 24 has been the Steelers starting CB since 2003.

HometownGal
08-16-2007, 02:06 PM
J.T. THOMAS - #24 (CB) 1973-1981

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J.T. Thomas was drafted out of Florida State University in the 1st round of the 1973 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his 8 year tenure with the Steelers, J.T. participated in all 4 of the Steelers' Super Bowl victories and was selected to the 1976 Pro Bowl. :tt02::tt02: