The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Founded: 1933.
Formerly Known as: Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1940)
Home stadium: Heinz Field
Uniform colors: Black and gold
Helmet design: Solid black on the left side. The team logo, appearing only on the right side, says "Steelers" and is based on the old U.S. Steel logo. The diamonds in the logo are officially known as "hypocycloids".
League championships won: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979.
Super Bowl appearances: IX (won), X (won), XIII (won), XIV (won), XXX (lost)

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 External links

Franchise history

The team was so named because of the abundant steel industry in the city. The team won four Super Bowls and is regarded as The Team of The Seventies.

The team had a dominant defense known as The Steel Curtain and an offense led by Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. Their coach was Chuck Noll.

The Steelers had a long history of futility before 1972, their first postseason appearance. In fact, they had only eight winning seasons prior to that season. The Immaculate Reception game happened in this postseason.

During World War II, the Steelers experienced player shortages. They twice merged with other NFL franchises in order to field a team. In 1942 they merged with the Chicago Cardinals and were informally known as the "Car-Pitts" or "Carpets" (due to their ineptitude; they won no games). During the 1943 season, they merged with the Philadelphia Eagles and were known as the "Steagles".

Players of note

Pro Football Hall of Famers:
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Bill Dudley
  • "Mean" Joe Greene
  • Franco Harris
  • Chuck Noll
  • Lynn Swann
  • Jack Lambert
  • Jack Ham

Current stars:
  • Tommy Maddox
  • Hines Ward
  • Plaxico Burress
  • Joey Porter
  • Jason Gildon
  • Kendrell Bell
  • Alan Faneca

Retired numbers:

Not to be forgotten:

External links