|3rd Round (56th Overall)|
|1969 - 1981||Tackle, Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Super Bowl||IX, X, XIII, XIV|
|Hall of Honor||2021|
Professional football games of the era were won and lost on the line of scrimmage during the 13 seasons in which Jon Kolb played offensive line in the NFL, and when Chuck Noll was hired in 1969 to be the head coach, he quickly realized the Steelers were lacking there. And that they were lacking there on both sides of the ball. He addressed it as soon as possible, which pre-free agency meant addressing it through the NFL Draft. Noll picked a North Texas State defensive lineman named Joe Greene in the first round and an Oklahoma State offensive lineman named Jon Kolb in the third. Two pieces of the puzzle were in place. Kolb started 177 games at left tackle over the course of his 13 years, including four Super Bowls. In those Super Bowls, Kolb went against Minnesota's Jim Marshall, Dallas' Harvey Martin twice, and the Rams' Fred Dryer.
Marshall finished his career with 127 career sacks, but none in Super Bowl IX vs. Kolb; Martin finished his career with 114 sacks, but none in Super Bowls X and XIII vs. Kolb; and Dryer finished with 1-4 career sacks, but none vs. Kolb in Super Bowl XIV.
Kolb never was voted to a Pro Bowl, but he never was outplayed in a big game either.