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CanadianSteel
04-23-2008, 10:17 AM
Its the off-season so my football brain wanders about various Steeler items not related to the upcoming season necessarily.

Players are so big these days when compared to players of the past which got me wondering who was the first Steeler Player to be listed at 300lbs on the active roster.

I would guess this would have been in the early 80's sometime, but thats just a guess.
Anyone have any idea who the first Steelsr at plus 300lb was ??

Much appreciated as always.....

Lord Stiller
04-23-2008, 10:27 AM
my guess is Joel Steed?

BlastFurnace
04-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Gerald Williams - NT from the 80's would be my guess.

fansince'76
04-23-2008, 10:39 AM
Looks like it was Ben Lawrence (who?) - an OG on the '87 roster: Steelers Rosters by Year (http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/allrosters/yearbyyear.html)

NT Gerald Williams just missed the "cut" at 293. Gabe Rivera was also listed at 293 in '83. Of course, the Bus was listed at 255 in '05 as well (yeah, right), so who knows?

CanadianSteel
04-23-2008, 11:26 AM
Looks like it was Ben Lawrence (who?) - an OG on the '87 roster: Steelers Rosters by Year (http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/allrosters/yearbyyear.html)

NT Gerald Williams just missed the "cut" at 293. Gabe Rivera was also listed at 293 in '83. Of course, the Bus was listed at 255 in '05 as well (yeah, right), so who knows?

Thanks Fan76 ... I knew someone could point me to the answer. Interesting that Ben Lawrence (agree who ??) didn't have a number beside his name on the roster....
Remember most of the other players except the strike replacements.

That would make one heck of a tough trivia question ??

19ward86
04-23-2008, 05:05 PM
very interesting.

BettisFan
04-23-2008, 05:29 PM
lol this is one of those question i thought no one would know, good trivia guys.

Galax Steeler
04-24-2008, 03:34 AM
Looks like it was Ben Lawrence (who?)

:noidea:

7/39/43
04-26-2008, 07:12 AM
Gabe Rivera I believe