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It is in honor of defensive tackle Ernie Stautner, who played for the Steelers from 1950-1963. It is the only number officially retired by the Steelers.

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Q: Why is the number 70 retired for the Pittsburgh Steelers?
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What number did the Pittsburgh Steelers retire?

The Steelers retired #70. The number was worn by defensive tackle Ernie Stautner.


Who wore number 70 for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Ernie Stautner (number is officially retired)


What is the Pittsburgh Steelers only retired jersey number?

Ernie Stautner's #70.


Which jersey number was retired first for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

The first (and last) jersey number to be retired by the Steelers is #70 for Ernie Stautner. While his is the only one officially retired, many are "unofficially" retired.


Which Pittsburgh Steelers player had his jersey number retired first?

Defensive tackle Ernie Stautner had his #70retired by the Steelers. That has been the only number they have retired.


What is the only uniform number to be retired by the Pittsburgh Steelers?

70-Ernie Stautner is the only official # retired by the Steelers. There are other unofficial #'s that will probably not be in use anymore by the team.


Has Lynn Swann's Steeler jersey been retired?

Lynn Swann's number has not been retired by the Pittsburgh Steelers. There has only been one number officially retired by the Steelers and that was #70 Ernie Stautner. There are some numbers that are unofficially retired by the Steelers and Lynn Swann's number is not one of those either.


Which is the only officially retired Pittsburgh Steelers number?

On October 25, 1964, they retired jersey No. 70 in honor of former defensive tackle Ernie Stautner


How many numbers have the Pittsburgh Steelers retired?

one Ernie Stautner #70


What numbers did the Pittsburgh Steelers retire?

The only number to be officially retired by the Steelers is #70. It was in honor of defensive tackle Ernie Stautner.


Who is the only Pittsburgh Steeler to have his number retired?

Ernie Stautner #70 is the only Pittsburgh Steeler to have his number retired.


Who wore the number 10 for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 70's?

Roy Gerela wore the number ten for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971-1978.


Who wore number 22 for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventies?

2 players wore the number 22 for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 70's * Ernie Pough (1976) * Dick Conn (1974)


Which numbers from the Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer issued?

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not normally retire numbers, however, they have chosen to not distribute several numbers. The only official retired number is Ernie Stautner's 70. The numbers 12, 32, 52, 58, 59 and 75 will probably not be seen in the near future. Also, I wouldn't expect to see 36 again anytime soon.


Who has worn number 58 for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

These players have worn number 58 for the Pittsburgh Steelers: * Jack Lambert (74-84) * Chuck Allen (70-71) * Ed Pine (65) * Gail Clark (63) * Roger Pillath (60)


Is Terry Bradshaw's number 12 jersey retired?

No, it is not. The Steelers will have only two numbers retired in their history. Ernie Stautner's #70 is one and on November 2, 2014, Joe Greene's #75 will also be retired.


Who was the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 70's that gave them the name steel curtain?

Terry bradshaw


Who wore number 89 for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 70s?

The only Steelers to wear the #89 during the 70's were tight ends John McMakin from 1972-1974 and Bennie Cunningham from 1976-1985.


Why are the Pittsburgh Steelers so bad?

Never knew they were, since the 70's they have always been near the top.


How many Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys have been retired?

Just one, Ernie Stauntner's #70. The Steelers decided during the 1970's that they had so many great players they couldn't afford to retire so many. It is generally understood however that you can't wear 12, 32, 47, 52, 58, 59 or 75 though.


Who was the Pittsburgh Steelers coach right before Dungee?

when tony dungee was a player with the steelers, never a coach. He played in the 70's with Terry Bradshaw, with coach chuck noll.


Which Pittsburgh Steelers number has been worn by only one person?

There have been two 0 - Johnny Clement, 1946-1948 70 - Ernie Stautner, 1951-1963


What are the two NFL teams that Art Rooney owned?

Pittsburgh Steelers & Philadephia EaglesArt Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (originally the Pittsburgh Pirates).later, he sold the Pittsburgh franchise and bought 70% of the Philadephia Eagles franchise.


Did the Pittsburgh Steelers ever cheat?

They got away with a lot of chop blocks in the 80's and a lot of steroid use in the 70's.


Whose number 70 Washington Redskins?

#70 was retired by the Redskins in honor of linebacker Sam Huff.