Gilliam was named starting quarterback of the Steelers in 1974 after the previous quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, and other veterans went on strike. In Gilliam's first six starts, the Steelers posted a 4-1-1 record, but Pittsburgh head coach Chuck Noll restored Bradshaw at quarterback the rest of the way. The Steelers finished with a 10-3-1 regular-season record and went on to capture their first Super Bowl title. Gilliam's problems with drug abuse eventually sent him on a downward spiral and derailed his NFL career.
Joe Gilliam was the Quarterback prior to Terry Bradshaw, and he wore number 17. Before Gilliam and Bradshaw was Terry Hanratty and he wore number 5. Dick Shiner was the starting QB in 1969, the year before Bradshaw was drafted. Also playing in '69 was Terry Hanratty who was a rookie in 1969. Joe Gilliam was not drafted by the Steelers until 1972.Terry HanrattyTerry Bradshaw's first season with the Steelers was 1970. For the 1969 season, the Steelers had Terry Hanratty, Dick Shiner, and Kent Nix as quarterbacks on their roster.
Prior to the 1940 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates renamed themselves the Steelers.
Hollywood Henderson insulted Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.Prior to Super Bowl XIII, Henderson told the media that Bradshaw 'couldn't spell cat if you spotted him the C and the T'.
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Ben was 23 years, 11 months, and 3 days old when the Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Suoer Bowl XL in February of 2006. Prior to Ben, the record holder was Tom Brady.
The Steelers did not use the #99 prior to the 1985 season.
Steelers mascot "Steely McBeam" was introduced prior to the start of the 2007 season.
It was on September 18, 2011, the Steelers won the game 24-0. Prior to that, it was October 7, 2007, with the Steelers winning 21-0.
The Steelers have won the Super Bowl 6 times.
Prior to Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers lead the all-time series 18-14 over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Prior to the 'Super Bowl Era', the Steelers won zero championships.
Prior to 2010, running back Willie Parker was the last Steelers player to wear #39. He wore it from 2004-2009.
Mike Tomlin was the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings prior to accepting the head coaching position with the Steelers.
Saw him in South Florida prior to boarding the Steelers Airlines (Jet). I would have to say he's 6'2.
Three Rivers Stadium (1970-2000)
No, the Steelers have won six Super Bowl titles. They never won an NFL championship prior to the Super Bowl era.
Prior to the 1996 season, Jerome Bettis was traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Steelers for a second and fourth round draft pick.
Zero. The only playoff appearance the Steelers had prior to 1970 was in 1947 when they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 21-0.
Prior to Super Bowl XLV, the Steelers defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-36 on December 20, 2009.
Their first meeting in 2003 Cleveland at PittsburghSource: http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/clepit.html
Prior to Super Bowl XLV, The Steelers and Packers played on December 20, 2009. The Steelers won 37-36 at Heinz Field.
Tight end Eugene Bright wears #87 for the Steelers. He is currently on the practice squad. Tight end Tim Euhus wore the number prior to that in 2006.
Bill Austin was head coach of the Steelers from 1966-1968. The head coach prior to him was Mike Nixon who spent only one season, 1965, as head coach.
It was the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. The Steelers defeated the Rams 31-19.
Currently, punter Drew Butler wears #9 for the Steelers. Prior to Butler, Daniel Sepulveda wore #9 from 2007-2011.