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the_king_from_leon 17.01.2011 02:54 PM

Slightly surprised to see #85 and #84 being two players that havent really done much, I mean Johnson may have done a block and Brown has had 1 decent kick return this year, personally I would have rather seen some other guys on the list......such as Randy Grossman at #84 who won 4 Superbowl rings with us scoring a touchdown in superbowl X, still not my number to go to but look beyond the current crop as there are some serious greats out there, for those that dont know too much about previous players then check out this link and google some players to see more information:

Anyways onto #80

I was very tempted to go for Plax and crack a lot of jokes about shooting yourself in the foot etc. but that would be poor taste, because Im sure he's thoroughly enjoying himself in prison being someones Beatch

So my number 80 is in fact Jack Butler, he was an undrafted free agent that was brought in to try out back in 1950, he played both WR and DE and proved himself to be such a great player on defence that he ended up being called up to the pro-bowl. He had 9 interceptions in 1953 and returned 3 of them for touchdowns (that was in the 12 game season!!!!!) He then in 1957 had 10 interceptions over the year, 4 in one match! He unfortunately had to retire from a crippling knee injury, however he remained in the NFL coaching until he could no longer due to his knee and then became a scout, he had evaluated over 30,000 college students in his time becoming one of the best talent evaluators!

cheshiremulisha 17.01.2011 03:05 PM

Nice pdf, I will be looking at that in the future! But I had already picked my 79 - Larry Brown Tackle/Tight End

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

munkyb 17.01.2011 03:34 PM

#78 Dwight 'Mad Dog' White
4 x Super Bowl Winner
2 x Pro bowler

From wikipedia
"White spent much of the week leading up to Super Bowl IX in a hospital, suffering from pneumonia; he lost 20 pounds and was not expected to play in the game. However, he did play, and accounted for the only scoring in the first half when he sacked Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety — the first points in Steelers' history in a championship game."

Terrible Towel 19.01.2011 10:15 AM

hmmm, unlucky number 77

could have plumped for Marvel Smith to keep it simple, but

almost plumped for Guard Carlton Haselrig, who went from being a non football playing wrestler, to being a pro bowl guard, then to a washed up drug addict all in the space of a handful of years!

Plumped for Steve Courson, another tragic figure . . .

Steve Courson 77

He was know to be one of the first and best pulling gaurds in the NFL

Two time Superbowl winner, pulling guard, played more of a back-up roll earlier on in his career with us.

Probably best known though for coming out about his use of Steroids, and claiming some of his teammates used it too, . . . . quite a common occurence by all accounts in 70's football.

He was pretty much then an outcast as the NFL didn't want to face up to it.

Steve's somewhat turbulent life ended, when he died when a tree he was felling fell on him as he tried to save his dog.

Steve Courson played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1977 to 1983 and was a a two time Super Bowl winner.

Born October 1, 1955 - Died November 10, 2005...RIP..

Kawakiri 19.01.2011 09:09 PM

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John Banaszak gets my vote with his three Superbowl rings (X; XIII and XIV)

Kawakiri 19.01.2011 09:12 PM

Who will get the vote for the 75 shirt?
Guess there will only be one really up for it.

the_king_from_leon 20.01.2011 10:55 AM


I wanted to hold off writing 76 because of this guy!

The Steeelers selected Joe Greene out of North Texas State University with the 4th pick in the 1969 draft. Voted the NFL's rookie of the year in 1969 even though the Steelers only managed one victory that year in Chuck Noll's first year as head coach. He was fast, ferocious and incredibly strong. Offences would double and triple team Mean Joe Greene to stop him from getting to their QB.

He became the spine of what is now heralded as the greatest defence in Steelers history 'The Steel Curtain'. They went on to win four superbowls and it was down to Joe Greene who changed the way the game is played, he fought hard and blitzed like nobody in the league. He was the first played ever to record the following in Superbowl IX - a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.

His carreer achievements stand for themselves:
10× Pro Bowl selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979)
5× First-team All-Pro selection (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979)
3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1969, 1971, 1975)
11× First-team All-AFC selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
1969 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
2× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1972, 1974)
2× NEA NFL Defensive MVP winner (1972, 1974)

If you havent seen Mean Joe Greene in action then please watch highlights of him playing the game on youtube as after his retirement in 1981 the Steelers felt they had to change their defensive aligment to a 3-4 and havent moved back since.

#13 in the NFL's greatest ever:

He also did the greatest coke advert of all time:

As you would imagine #75 has not been worn by any other player since Joe retired in 1981 - It has however not been retired as I have been informed just as good as

Kawakiri 20.01.2011 05:07 PM

Retired Number?
I thought the only officially retired number at the Steelers was 70.

cheshiremulisha 20.01.2011 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Kawakiri (Post 1303675)
I thought the only officially retired number at the Steelers was 70.

70 is the only official number that is retired (Ernie Stautner) but some other numbers like 75 & 32 are as good as retired and not worn out of respect for past greats.

Terrible Towel 21.01.2011 03:10 PM

74 Terry Long

A Guard for the Steelers during the barren period 84-91, incredibly Terry was just 5ft 11 tall and weighed 272lb!!!, unthinkable on an offensive line knowadays.

He made up for his lack size with quickness and was always the favored pulling guard.

Unfortunately Terry died a few years back, he committed suicide, it is believed he was suffering from depression brought on by possible brain injury.

RIP Fella

p.s. you'll notice I'll try and get as many 80's steelers in as possible as it was these guys names that evoke so many memories of my early Steeler supporting days!

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