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Est. 1933


Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mel Blount lines up to block.

Mel Blount – CB – 57 Interceptions

AP via David Durochik

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The Pittsburgh Steelers became the first NFL franchise to win six Super Bowl titles following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

Team History

  • The Pittsburgh franchise was founded as the “Pittsburgh Pirates” by Arthur J. Rooney in 1933 before officially becoming the "Pittsburgh Steelers" in 1940.
  • The 1970s were a dominant decade for the team under head coach Chuck Noll. The Steelers won four Super Bowls and made the playoffs eight times.
  • In 1938, Pittsburgh selected future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White in the first round of the NFL draft.
  • After drafting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers went on to win the 2006 and 2009 Super Bowls, becoming one of the most successful NFL franchises.
  • The Steelers were the first NFL team to hire an African American assistant coach (1957, Lowell Perry), the first team to have an African American Super Bowl MVP (1975, Franco Harris), the first to hire an African American coordinator (1984, Tony Dungy), and the first to hire a woman as full-time athletic trainer (2002, Ariko Iso).

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 92 (1933-2024)
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T): Chuck Noll (193-148-1)
  • Super Bowl Titles: 6
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T): 671-578-22
  • Playoff Record: 36-28
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Franco Harris, 11,950 (1972-83)
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Ben Roethlisberger, 64,088 (2004-21)
  • Most Career Receptions: Hines Ward, 1,000 (1998-2011)
  • Most Career Sacks: James Harrison, 80.5 (2002, 2004-12, 2014-17)
  • Most Career Interceptions: Mel Blount, 57 (1970-83)
  • Most Career Points: Gary Anderson, 1,343 (1982-94)
  • Current Team Owners: Rooney Family

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