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STEELERS HALL OF HONOR

With an NFL-best six Super Bowls, 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.

Table Extended
Name Position (Years with the Steelers) Year Inducted
Jerome Bettis Running Back (1993 - 1995, Rams; 1996 - 2005, Steelers) 2017
Mel Blount Cornerback (1970 - 1983) 2017
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback (1970 - 1983) 2017
Jack Butler Cornerback (1951 - 1959) 2017
Dermontti Dawson Center (1988 - 2000) 2017
Bill Dudley Halfback (1942, 1945 - 1946) 2017
Joe Greene Defensive Tackle (1969 - 1981); Coach (1987 - 1991) 2017
Kevin Greene Linebacker (1985 - 1992, Rams; 1993 - 1995, Steelers; 1996 & 1998 - 1999, Panthers; 1997, 49ers) 2017
L.C. Greenwood Defensive End (1969 - 1981) 2017
Jack Ham Linebacker (1971 - 1982) 2017
Franco Harris Running Back (1972 - 1983) 2017
Dick Hoak Running Back (1961 - 1970); Running Backs Coach (1972 - 2007) 2017
John Henry Johnson Running Back (1960 - 1965) 2017
Walt Kiesling Guard, Tackle (1937 - 1938); Coach (1939 - 1944, 1949 - 1961) 2017
Jack Lambert Linebacker (1974 - 1984) 2017
Bobby Layne Quarterback, Kicker (1958 - 1962) 2017
John McNally Halfback (1934, 1937 - 1938); Coach (1937 - 1939) 2017
Chuck Noll Head Coach (1969 - 1991) 2017
Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board (1933 - 1988) 2017
Daniel M. Rooney President, Chairman (1955 - 2017) 2017
Andy Russell Linebacker (1962, 1966 - 1976) 2017
Donnie Shell Safety (1974 - 1987) 2017
John Stallworth Wide Receiver (1974 - 1987) 2017
Ernie Stautner Defensive Tackle (1950 - 1963) 2017
Lynn Swann Wide Receiver (1974 - 1982) 2017
Mike Webster Center (1974 - 1988) 2017
Rod Woodson Cornerback (1987 - 1996) 2017

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