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John Unitas was a 9th round choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1955.
Joe Greene was a first round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969. He spent his entire career with the Steelers and played from 1969-1981.
Mike Vrabel was a 3rd round choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1997 NFL draft and played with the Steelers from 1997-2000. He joined the Patriots in 2001.
That is the coach's choice. Bret Favre often played even when hurt.
The NFC was the home conference in 2009. Arizona had the choice of what color to wear. Pittsburgh ended up wearing their white jerseys.
Yes. The Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers tied at 1-13 for the worst record in the 1969 NFL season. There being no tie breakers in place during the time, the tie was broken by a toss of the coin. Bears executive Ed McCaskey called the toss incorrectly giving the Steelers the #1 overall choice and the Bears the #2 overall choice. The Steelers selected Terry Bradshaw #1 and the Bears traded the #2 to the Packers. Ironically, had there been tie breakers in place at the time, the Steelers would have still received the #1 choice as the Bears only victory in the 1969 season came over the Steelers.
Because they represent the steel mills in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is famous for its steel mills. When the Steelers entered the NFL in 1933 they were known as the Pirates. A contest was held by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1940 to rename the team and Steelers was chosen. This may have had a lot to do with the large steel industry located in Pittsburgh and its surrounding area. Yes, the choice of the Steelers name is related to the steel industry. In fact the Steelers logo is actually the Steel Logo created in 1959 to help identify products made of steel. The three star like shapes represent the raw materials used to make steel. Those materials include iron ore, coal, and limestone. See Web Links for an image of the "Steel Trademark" See Web Links for more information on Pittsburgh and the steel industry
The Steelers first round choice in 1936 was halfback Bill Shakespeare from Notre Dame. Shakespeare declined to play for the Steelers and in the NFL and went on to have a successful career in business after serving in the U.S. military during World War II where he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.
As far as his NFL career is concerned, Joey Porter was a 3rd round draft choice by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1999 NFL draft. He played with the Steelers between 1999-2006 and went to the Dolphins as a free agent for the 2007 season.
Bettis was traded by the St. Louis Rams to the Steelers on the day of the 1996 NFL Draft, along with a 3rd round choice, for a 2nd round choice in the 1996 draft and a 4th round choice in the 1997 draft.
Your favorite player on the team would be a fine choice.