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Carnell Lake Safety/Corner 37



Another Steeler great . . . formed a great defensive backfield with Woodson etc

As a defensive back, Lake played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1989 to 2001 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Baltimore Ravens.

As a rookie, Lake started 15 of 16 games and led the Steelers with 5 fumble recoveries. He was a 5-time Pro Bowl selection. Over the course of his career he recorded 25 quarterback sacks, intercepted 16 passes, recovered 17 fumbles, and scored 5 defensive touchdowns.

In 1997, Lake received a vote for MVP from Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, which created a situation where Barry Sanders and Brett Favre tied for the award that season.

Coached DB's at alma mater UCLA in 2009, since left for family reasons.
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The Bus - Jerome Bettis #36



Jerome Bettis was selected in the first round, 10th player overall, out of Notre Dame by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1993 NFL Draft. He finished second in the NFL in rushing during his rookie season after gaining 1,429 yards. Included in that total were his first career 100-yard and 200-yard rushing games, both of which came against the New Orleans Saints. His 212-yard day that season was a career-high. At the time he was only the eighth rookie in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in a game. His output that year marked the first of eight 1,000-yard seasons in his first nine years. He was named Rookie of the Year by numerable media outlets and was chosen as a first-team All-Pro and All-NFC.

Bettis led the Rams in rushing each of his three seasons with the club before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a second- and fourth-round draft pick. He rebounded from a subpar year in 1995 with the Rams to earn Comeback Player of the Year and was again named first-team All-Pro in 1996, his first in the Steel City. Bettis gained 1,431 yards on 320 carries and scored 11 TDs for the division-winning Steelers.

The 5'11", 243-pound runner continued to carry the load for Pittsburgh. He was the Steelers' leading ground gainer eight times in 10 seasons. Bettis, a six-time Pro Bowler, retired following his lone Super Bowl appearance in the 2005 season (Super Bowl XL). The Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, in the game played in Bettis's hometown of Detroit.

At the time of his retirement, Bettis ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards on 3,479 career carries. Nicknamed "The Bus" for his bruising running style, he also scored 91 rushing touchdowns. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a game 61 times during the regular season and three more times in playoff games.

In addition to his rushing totals, Bettis amassed 1,449 yards on 200 receptions and 3 TDs. His combined net yardage (15,113) was 19th best all-time at the time of his retirement. Bettis also completed three passes, all for touchdowns in his 13-season, 192-game career.

Bettis is currently the host of The Jerome Bettis Show on WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh as well as a commentator/analyst for the NFL Network.

Career highlights and awards

* 6× Pro Bowl selection (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004)
* 2× All-Pro selection (1993, 1996)
* 1× Second-team All-Pro selection (1997)
* Super Bowl champion (XL)
* 1993 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
* 1996 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
* 2001 Walter Payton Man of the Year
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#35 John Henry Johnson

Johnson played professionally from 1954 to 1965 for the San Francisco 49ers, the Detroit Lions, and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1953, and with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League in 1966. When he retired, he was fourth on pro football's all-time rushing list. In 1987, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


As of now, Johnson ranks fourth on the all-time Steelers rushing list, behind only Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, and Willie Parker.

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Andy Russell #34 - linebacker



Andy Russell wore number 34 as an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963 and from 1966–1976, the two-year gap being from when Russell temporarily left the team for the Army. He was an early member of Pittsburgh's famed Steel Curtain defense, and was named the Steelers' MVP in 1971. He made seven Pro Bowl appearances—in 1969 and from 1971 through 1976—and earned two Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X.
He is also a member of the Steelers all time team.


Career highlights and awards

* 7× Pro Bowl selection (1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)
* 1× First-team All-Pro (1975)
* 3× Second-team All-Pro (1968, 1970, 1972)
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Byron 'Bam' Morris RB 33

Steelers 94-95



Morris attended Texas Tech where he won the 1993 Doak Walker Award as the top running back in college football. Among other accomplishments while playing for the Red Raiders, Morris was ranked second in the nation in rushing yards per game in 1993.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 91st overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft (3rd round).

During his NFL career, he recorded 3,809 yards on 974 attempts and scored 35 touchdowns during 75 games. He also caught 103 passes for 790 yards and one touchdown. He played for the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, gaining 73 yards on 19 carries. He wore uniform number 33 for the Steelers.

Note: If we'd have run him more in that Superbowl we may have won it!!! Grr!

Morris has become more well known for his off field legal troubles than his football prowess. On June 27, 1996, Morris pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana in a plea bargain deal in front of a Rockwall County, Texas judge.

Police testified that they found 4 kilograms of marijuana and one gram of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop. He was fined $7,000 and sentenced to 200 hours of community service and six years probation.

He was cut by the Steelers after the guilty plea and signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens.
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#32 Franco Harris - All time Steelers Rushing Leader with 11,950 yards

Firstly I would like to point out that I am today wearing my Harris throwback at work - this man is the greatest RB in Steelers history! Now to give him some serious man love


He was selected 13th overall in the 1972 draft by the Steelers. In his rookie season he was named Rookie of the Year rushing for 1,055 yards on 188 carries averaging 5.6 yard per carry. He grew in popularity in Pittsburgh when it was made aware that Franco was in fact 1/2 Italian - his legions of fans calling themselves Franco's army a superb video on themselves can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frzD64IsVp0

Harris was chosen for 9 consecutive Pro Bowls (from 1972 through 1980), and was All-Pro in 1977. Harris rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 8 seasons, breaking a record set by Jim Brown. The tandem running package of Harris and Rocky Bleier combined with a strong defense to win four Super Bowls in the 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979 seasons. In 1975 he was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl IX; in that game he rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries for a 16-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Harris was the first African American as well as the first Italian-American to be named Super Bowl MVP. His Super Bowl career totals of 101 carries for 354 yards are records and his 4 career rushing touchdowns are tied for the second most in Super Bowl history.

Following the 1983 season, Harris and Walter Payton were both closing in on Jim Brown's NFL rushing record, and Harris had asked the Rooney family for a pay raise. The Rooney family refused, believing that Harris was on the downside of his career, and Harris threatened to hold out. The Steelers released Harris in training camp in 1984, which would start similar patterns years later with Rod Woodson and Alan Faneca both asking similar demands before leaving in free agency.Harris and the Rooneys reconciled after Harris retired; in 2006, during pre-game ceremonies for Super Bowl XL (the Steelers' second SB appearance - and first championship - since his retirement) honoring the MVPs of the previous 39 games, Harris waved a Terrible Towel while being introduced, much to the delight of the overwhelmingly pro-Steeler crowd. While the Steelers no longer officially retire uniform numbers, they have not reissued his number 32 since he left the team, and it is generally understood that no Steelers player will ever wear that number again.

Franco Harris is immortalised in Steelers history for the "Immaculate reception" a play which will long stand in our hearts. It was the AFC Divisional game against the Raiders in 1972 which the Steelers manage to pull out a shock victory with this play which has been voted the greatest of all time! It is also immortalised in Pittsburgh's International Airport where a statue has been erected for the play, I get my picture next to it in my #32 everytime I arrive for a game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xMDIcsUMmA




Career highlights and awards
9× Pro Bowl selection (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
7× All-Pro selection (1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
4× Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
Super Bowl IX MVP
1972 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1972 UPI AFL-AFC Rookie of the Year
1976 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award


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Thanks for letting me do that he means a lot to me!
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Donnie Shell #31 - Safety



Donnie Shell was a strong safety for the Steelers between 1974 and 1987. Shell was a member of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain defense in the 1970s.

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 4 time All-Pro selection, and was the Steelers team MVP in 1980. He saved several possible six points in Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV. He had been in the top fifteen in balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame once before, in 2002 but with no success. [2]

Shell resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina and is currently the Carolina Panthers Director of Player Development, a position he has held since the club's inception in 1994.

With the lone exception of former Steelers safety Mike Logan, who grew up in McKeesport, Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh, Shell's number 31 has not been reissued by the team.

He played in 201 games for the Steelers, second only to Hall of Fame Center Mike Webster (who played in 220).

Career highlights and awards

* 5× Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982)
* 3× Associated Press First-team All-Pro selection (1979, 1980, 1982)
* 1× Associated Press Second-team All-Pro selection (1981)
* 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
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Bill Asbury FB 30



6 feet 1 - 226lb asbury was orig drafted by the Falcons in the 4th round of the 66 nfl draft,
he played three seasons with the Steelers 66-68. He gained 868 yards over those years and 11 rushing TD's.

In 67 he galloped for a league leading 73 yard gain run from scrimmage!
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