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With six Super Bowl victories, the Pittsburgh Steelers are recognized as one of the storied franchises in the history of the National Football League.

To help honor the men who contributed to this success, the team announced it was creating a Hall of Honor in August 2017.

"The Hall of Honor will serve as a tribute to the many individuals who have contributed greatly throughout the history of our franchise," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "This is probably long overdue, and we are excited to begin the process of recognizing these individuals and their accomplishments, both on and off the field, during an annual series of ceremonies."

Each year, the Steelers will induct former players, coaches, and contributors who were integral in sustaining the franchise's success. The standard by which the members of the Hall of Honor are selected are based on the following criteria:

​Former Players:

  • ​Retired for at least three seasons
  • Must have played for the Steelers for a minimum of three seasons
  • Should possess noteworthy career highlights, records, and achievements

​Former Coaches and Contributors

  • ​Significant contributions to the team and community

The Hall of Honor's Inaugural Class was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at Heinz Field.

The formal induction ceremony took place during the team's annual Alumni Weekend celebration, which took place on Nov. 25-26, 2017

Each Hall of Honor inductee receives a solid steel football, which replicates the original given to Steelers' founder Art Rooney Sr. by the United States Steel Corporation and United Steel Workers in 1982 on the occasion of the team's 50th Season.

Each of the Hall of Honor members also are recognized with a plaque and a steel football in a special display located inside the FedEx Great Hall at Heinz Field.

Below are current members of the Steelers Hall of Honor.

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NamePosition (Years with the Steelers)Year Inducted
Jerome BettisRunning Back (1996 - 2005)2017
Rocky BleierRunning Back (1968, 1970-80)2018
Mel BlountCornerback (1970 - 1983)2017
Terry BradshawQuarterback (1970 - 1983)2017
Larry BrownTight End/Tackle (1971 - 1984)2019
Jack ButlerCornerback (1951 - 1959)2017
Bill CowherHead Coach (1992 - 2006)2019
Dermontti DawsonCenter (1988 - 2000)2017
Buddy DialWide Receiver (1959-63)2018
Bill DudleyHalfback (1942, 1945 - 1946)2017
Alan FanecaGuard (1998-2007)2018
James FarriorLinebacker (2002 - 2011)2020
Joe GreeneDefensive Tackle (1969 - 1981); Coach (1987 - 1991)2017
Kevin GreeneLinebacker (1993 - 1995)2017
L.C. GreenwoodDefensive End (1969 - 1981)2017
Jack HamLinebacker (1971 - 1982)2017
Franco HarrisRunning Back (1972 - 1983)2017
Dick HoakRunning Back (1961 - 1970); Running Backs Coach (1972 - 2007)2017
Tunch IlkinOffensive Tackle (1980-92)2021
John Henry JohnsonRunning Back (1960 - 1965)2017
Walt KieslingGuard, Tackle (1937 - 1938); Coach (1939 - 1944, 1949 - 1961)2017
Jon KolbLeft Tackle (1969-81)2021
Carnell LakeSafety/Cornerback (1989-98)2021
Jack LambertLinebacker (1974 - 1984)2017
Bobby LayneQuarterback, Kicker (1958 - 1962)2017
Louis LippsWide Receiver (1984-91)2021
Greg LloydLinebacker (1988 - 1997)2020
John McNallyHalfback (1934, 1937 - 1938); Coach (1937 - 1939)2017
Elbie NickelTight End (1947 - 1957)2019
Chuck NollHead Coach (1969 - 1991)2017
Bill NunnScout, Assistant Director Player Personnel, Senior Scout (1968-2014)2018
Troy PolamaluSafety (2003 - 2014)2020
Art Rooney Jr.Personnel Director (1965-1986); Vice President (1987-Current)2018
Arthur J. Rooney, Sr.Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board (1933 - 1988)2017
Daniel M. RooneyPresident, Chairman (1955 - 2017)2017
Andy RussellLinebacker (1962, 1966 - 1976)2017
Donnie ShellSafety (1974 - 1987)2017
John StallworthWide Receiver (1974 - 1987)2017
Ernie StautnerDefensive Tackle (1950 - 1963)2017
Lynn SwannWide Receiver (1974 - 1982)2017
Mike WagnerSafety (1971 - 1980)2020
Hines WardWide Receiver (1998 - 2011)2019
Mike WebsterCenter (1974 - 1988)2017
Dwight WhiteDefensive End (1971 - 1980)2020
Rod WoodsonCornerback (1987 - 1996)2017