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Ozey74
06-05-2010, 07:17 AM
http://www.steelers-fan.com/bkeisel.jpg


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The long march to Gary Anderson starts today my friends!

PSU_dropout43
06-05-2010, 09:02 AM
pre-season kickoff or regular season kickoff?

Ozey74
06-05-2010, 09:09 AM
pre-season kickoff or regular season kickoff?


until the real thing!

papillon
06-05-2010, 10:50 AM
http://www.steelers-fan.com/bkeisel.jpg


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The long march to Gary Anderson starts today my friends!

I have been waiting for this thread...postem if ya gotem.

Thanks OZ... :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
06-05-2010, 12:00 PM
Woohoo!!! :tt2 :Steel :tt1

http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS2003.JPG

SanAntonioSteelerFan
06-05-2010, 08:25 PM
Hey, for the ignorant among us (hey, where is everyone else???), for the obscure players if you wouldn't mind putting a little description with the pic?

Thanks!!

:Boobs :Boobs

hawaiiansteel
06-05-2010, 10:14 PM
http://temple3.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/t1_hampton_all.jpghttp://www.topnews.in/files/images/Casey-Hampton.jpg


my nomination for #98:

(if i'm early please forgive me, my wife tells me i'm always premature)


http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2009/02/casey-hampton-steelers.jpg

Big Snack's Professional career:

Hampton was selected in the first round with the 19th overall choice of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He quickly emerged as a solid player in the middle of the defensive line while logging considerable time as a rookie. He played in all 48 games through his first three seasons, becoming a highly disruptive force, and winning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2003. Six games into the 2004 season, he suffered a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and missed the remainder of that year's games.
For his career, he has played in 129 games regular season games, recording 296 tackles, 8.0 sacks, three pass deflected, three forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles. He also recorded a sack against the Seattle Seahawks' Matt Hasselbeck in Super Bowl XL, which sealed the game for the Steelers, and that was his first sack since the 2003 season.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Hampton

http://nbcsportsmedia1.msnbc.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060210/060210_casey_hampton_hmed_9a.hmedium.jpghttp://www.steelertribute.com/caseyhamptondrunk.jpg

SanAntonioSteelerFan
06-05-2010, 10:39 PM
Wooooo!!

Anyone notice how in our last two Superbowl wins, the Defense sealed the win? (Hampton against Seattle, Wood against Warner?

Wooooo!

Ozey74
06-06-2010, 09:47 AM
http://www.footballdiner.com/caseyhampton.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-06-2010, 04:48 PM
http://cdn1.ioffer.com/img/item/664/402/76/gxEHxcZ58GgNPHI.jpghttp://assets.sbnation.com/assets/134581/Gerald_Williams.jpg

hawaiiansteel
06-06-2010, 11:54 PM
http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/2010/05-May/2010_player_cards/Worilds_Jason.jpg


I was hoping we would draft either ILB Sean Lee from Penn St or WR Golden Tate when our turn came in the second round in this past draft.

Instead we drafted OLB Jason "All" Worilds from Va Tech, may he get some playing time this season as a situational pass rusher and become a demon on special teams! :tt2

LordVile
06-07-2010, 01:28 AM
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8988/steelersziggyhood1.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/steelersziggyhood1.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2246/steelershoodcries042633.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/steelershoodcries042633.jpg/)

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ZIGGY!!! Hoping he can pick up where he left off...

SteelAbility
06-07-2010, 06:56 AM
If this is really all about Hampton, shouldn't the post title be "98 POUNDS TILL LEAN?" :P

Ozey74
06-07-2010, 07:54 AM
http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/zip/2010/05-May/2010_rookie_camp/2010_Jason_Worilds_193--nfl_medium_540_360.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
06-07-2010, 10:36 AM
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8988/steelersziggyhood1.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/steelersziggyhood1.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2246/steelershoodcries042633.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/steelershoodcries042633.jpg/)

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ZIGGY!!! Hoping he can pick up where he left off...

Encroachment...#96...defense...5 yard penalty...repeat 1st down.

http://www.everyjoe.com/emqb/files/2008/09/ed-hochuli_nc.jpg

We had a little premature Zigactulation here.

Hood can return tomorrow, when there are 96 days until kickoff.

RuthlessBurgher
06-07-2010, 10:36 AM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg

Ozey74
06-08-2010, 08:09 AM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Pittsburgh+Steelers+v+Washington+Redskins+mFgjI59J Prul.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-08-2010, 09:35 AM
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/81411178.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA548CEA49DF948187E32 5B7A25FFA00B09A5E9E23A3A8508E923

Brentson Buckner



http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000xlh5mlyga8I/s

Kendrick Clancy

ramblinjim
06-08-2010, 09:42 AM
:Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :tt2

LordVile
06-08-2010, 12:13 PM
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8988/steelersziggyhood1.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/steelersziggyhood1.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2246/steelershoodcries042633.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/steelershoodcries042633.jpg/)

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ZIGGY!!! Hoping he can pick up where he left off...

Encroachment...#96...defense...5 yard penalty...repeat 1st down.

http://www.everyjoe.com/emqb/files/2008/09/ed-hochuli_nc.jpg

We had a little premature Zigactulation here.

Hood can return tomorrow, when there are 96 days until kickoff.

ZIGGY!! No need to cry big man, ur still on the team.

JTP53609
06-08-2010, 12:22 PM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg
can you or anyone else tell that, that pic is of bell in tennesee, I will tell my dad or wife things like this and they would say you dont know that, there is no titans in the background or any banners with their name, I just say it is a gift, I can do that with any picture basically...I dont know why, I just can tell

LordVile
06-08-2010, 12:27 PM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg
can you or anyone else tell that, that pic is of bell in tennesee, I will tell my dad or wife things like this and they would say you dont know that, there is no titans in the background or any banners with their name, I just say it is a gift, I can do that with any picture basically...I dont know why, I just can tell

I'll take your word for it. I believe everyone has special talents, for example : I can crack my ears and I'm great at guessing ppls ages. So I believe your correct.

RuthlessBurgher
06-08-2010, 01:43 PM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg
can you or anyone else tell that, that pic is of bell in tennesee, I will tell my dad or wife things like this and they would say you dont know that, there is no titans in the background or any banners with their name, I just say it is a gift, I can do that with any picture basically...I dont know why, I just can tell

The reds and blue in the crowd make Tennessee a possibility. We did play there in Bell's rookie year. However, we also played in Buffalo that year as well (it is likely not Jacksonville, Kansas City, Tampa, Cleveland, Baltimore, or Cincinnati).

flippy
06-08-2010, 02:46 PM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg
can you or anyone else tell that, that pic is of bell in tennesee, I will tell my dad or wife things like this and they would say you dont know that, there is no titans in the background or any banners with their name, I just say it is a gift, I can do that with any picture basically...I dont know why, I just can tell

Do Tennessee fans have red hats? I'd guess Buffalo. The other 2 that seem most plausible would be NY Giants or NE Pats since I've seen predominantly Red hats for all 3 of those teams.

JTP53609
06-08-2010, 02:47 PM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/kb10056.jpg
can you or anyone else tell that, that pic is of bell in tennesee, I will tell my dad or wife things like this and they would say you dont know that, there is no titans in the background or any banners with their name, I just say it is a gift, I can do that with any picture basically...I dont know why, I just can tell

The reds and blue in the crowd make Tennessee a possibility. We did play there in Bell's rookie year. However, we also played in Buffalo that year as well (it is likely not Jacksonville, Kansas City, Tampa, Cleveland, Baltimore, or Cincinnati).

as observant as I think I am, I did not even see the big 2001 at the bottom of the picture, I know that is not Buffalo because we played the Bills 1 week after the 9/11 tragedy and I remember that game was really hot and sunny with little shade, this picture has a middle fall time look and sure enough we played the Titans midway through the year that year....Lordville we should put our talents to use, you guess peoples ages while I put to test my "who were the steelers players based on this picture"..

Ozey74
06-09-2010, 07:45 AM
http://chrisgossett.com/GREG%20LLOYD%204.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-09-2010, 10:06 AM
http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/zip/2010/05-May/2010_rookie_camp/2010_Doug_Worthington_194--nfl_medium_540_360.JPG

Doug Worthington

LordVile
06-09-2010, 12:16 PM
http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/zip/2010/05-May/2010_rookie_camp/2010_Doug_Worthington_194--nfl_medium_540_360.JPG

Doug Worthington

This is DOUG WORTHINGTON and his dog SPOT!

Ozey74
06-10-2010, 07:37 AM
http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000Qj6FQ5EhVbI/s

RuthlessBurgher
06-10-2010, 10:11 AM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg

http://www.planetsteelers.com/steelersblog/wp-content/uploads/admin/2008/08/timmons_jags_tackle.jpghttp://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/099Wg3KfIw7Rz/340x.jpg

http://www.steelersdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/masonhit.jpg

flippy
06-10-2010, 03:02 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg


What's Timmons doing in my seat? Someone musta snapped this when I went on a beer run.

RuthlessBurgher
06-10-2010, 03:18 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg


What's Timmons doing in my seat? Someone musta snapped this when I went on a beer run.

Tell your woman to stop wearing the granny panties. She can upgrade to the big girl underwear. :wink: :Boobs

flippy
06-10-2010, 03:21 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg


What's Timmons doing in my seat? Someone musta snapped this when I went on a beer run.

Tell your woman to stop wearing the granny panties. She can upgrade to the big girl underwear. :wink: :Boobs

Granny panties are fine as long as it's not granny in the panties :lol

LordVile
06-10-2010, 04:22 PM
:Agree



http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg


What's Timmons doing in my seat? Someone musta snapped this when I went on a beer run.

Tell your woman to stop wearing the granny panties. She can upgrade to the big girl underwear. :wink: :Boobs

Granny panties are fine as long as it's not granny in the panties :lol

cruzer8
06-10-2010, 04:42 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/nfl.media.day.super.bowl/images/lawrence-timmons.jpg


What's Timmons doing in my seat? Someone musta snapped this when I went on a beer run.

Tell your woman to stop wearing the granny panties. She can upgrade to the big girl underwear. :wink: :Boobs

I'm thinking it's more like this:

http://thehangar.com/catalog/images/boy-cut%20rbf.jpg

ramblinjim
06-10-2010, 05:32 PM
all are good....at least in these two scenarios!

Ozey74
06-11-2010, 07:53 AM
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/images/admin/steed001_1_.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-11-2010, 09:08 AM
http://steelblitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/San+Diego+Chargers+v+Pittsburgh+Steelers+YEIcdEbtf Amm.jpg

flippy
06-11-2010, 09:21 AM
I just realized, you coulda used Nick on day 98 too....

http://www.fansonly.com/photos/schools/clem/galleries/m-footbl/usc/10-lg.jpg

Ozey74
06-12-2010, 08:11 AM
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/img/walls/James-Harrison-1.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-12-2010, 09:59 AM
Jason Gildon looks like James Harrison (or Muhammad Ali for that matter) after flattening Warren Moon.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FREAK_POD/gildon002.jpg

Ozey74
06-13-2010, 07:10 AM
http://community.post-gazette.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.UserFiles/00.00.00.26.55/kevingreene.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-13-2010, 11:03 AM
http://www.revelation320.org/.a/6a00d83451ac8369e201116841cd13970c-450wi

Ozey74
06-14-2010, 07:31 AM
http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/527280201.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-14-2010, 10:12 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/01/19/travis_kirschke_ucla.jpg

flippy
06-14-2010, 03:00 PM
Can I get a Gary Anderson already?????

RuthlessBurgher
06-14-2010, 03:27 PM
Can I get a Gary Anderson already?????

Patience, young Padawan. Or else Thaddeus Gibson will crush you. :twisted:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f2/fullj.f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957/f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957-getty-98492831gs019_pittsburgh_st.jpg

flippy
06-14-2010, 03:31 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f2/fullj.f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957/f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957-getty-98492831gs019_pittsburgh_st.jpg

Caption - Go Crush Flippy

siss
06-14-2010, 03:38 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f2/fullj.f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957/f0eb437fed6e0e5b6b5f9ba4d67f8957-getty-98492831gs019_pittsburgh_st.jpg

Caption - Go Crush Flippy

Watch out for siss its almost halftime!

Ozey74
06-15-2010, 07:57 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/843/slideshow_84372/display_image.jpg

flippy
06-15-2010, 07:58 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/843/slideshow_84372/display_image.jpg

Woooooooohoooooooooo@! Here come da 80s.

SteelAbility
06-15-2010, 08:23 AM
http://www.itsalreadysigned4u.com/shop/media/images/product_detail/ape-mills-e-95afcc-8x10.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-15-2010, 10:03 AM
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/San+Diego+Chargers+v+Pittsburgh+Steelers+TLvkh7Qnp X-m.jpg

papillon
06-15-2010, 12:24 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/843/slideshow_84372/display_image.jpg

Woooooooohoooooooooo@! Here come da 80s.

See this is what I"m talking about in the YKITOSW thread. Once the 10s position changes it's almost as if 10 days came off the time.

Oh well, woooooohooooooo we're in the 80s

:tt2

Pappy

Ozey74
06-15-2010, 04:28 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/843/slideshow_84372/display_image.jpg

Woooooooohoooooooooo@! Here come da 80s.

See this is what I"m talking about in the YKITOSW thread. Once the 10s position changes it's almost as if 10 days came off the time.

Oh well, woooooohooooooo we're in the 80s

:tt2

Pappy

Yep! Let's do this another 9 times and get to the season!!!! :Beer

Ozey74
06-15-2010, 11:59 PM
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/motion/2009/0122/com_090122_NFL_MVPlynnswann.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-16-2010, 09:04 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/7f/fullj.fc38cfc0ac4b2b3d9f11feb426cf6f23/fc38cfc0ac4b2b3d9f11feb426cf6f23-getty-98492831gs010_pittsburgh_st.jpg

Signed, sealed, delivered.

SteelAbility
06-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Can I get a Gary Anderson already?????

I'm working on recovering the schematic for the flux capacitor. The Delorean is all in place and ready to go!!

Ozey74
06-17-2010, 07:14 AM
http://bengals.enquirer.com/img/photos/1997/11/111797tumulty_500x349.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-17-2010, 09:20 AM
http://site.steelcityauctions.com/weegie.jpg

SteelAbility
06-17-2010, 12:23 PM
http://site.steelcityauctions.com/weegie.jpg

You beat me to it! Maybe we can get a 6'8'' NBA reject and solve some of our goal line problems with lobs to the post-up guy, a la Weegie. :D

Ozey74
06-18-2010, 12:54 AM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2005/09/26/1127741104_4802.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-18-2010, 09:02 AM
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/images/admin/egreen.bmp

Ozey74
06-19-2010, 08:15 AM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/d/d/4/8/PicImg_AFC_Championship_Baltimore_6b39.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-19-2010, 03:19 PM
http://insidepittsburghsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/david-johnson1.jpg

Ozey74
06-20-2010, 07:43 AM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/mm1786.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-20-2010, 10:35 PM
http://multimedia.detnews.com/pix/sports/2006/superbowl/mediaday/st12.jpg

Ozey74
06-21-2010, 07:50 AM
http://baltimoresun.image2.trb.com/balnews/media/photo/2009-01/44587709.jpg

SteelAbility
06-21-2010, 08:05 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_k3pg8z8aErU/SZnWqKMd-CI/AAAAAAAADdw/glu-UlRCB1o/s400/Louis+Lipps+1990+Pro+Set+%23270+Auto.jpg

Chucktownsteeler
06-21-2010, 05:47 PM
When we get to 7 days, will it be Ben or Pistol Pete?

kiwi_sarah
06-21-2010, 06:52 PM
I {heart} this thread. :tt2

AkronSteel
06-21-2010, 11:08 PM
Easy Post Count on this One!!! LOL

:tt1

Ozey74
06-22-2010, 07:48 AM
http://www.pjroxx.com/stallworth.jpg

RKSteel
06-22-2010, 08:35 AM
http://www.pghsports.com/2009-Issues/psr0903/SuperBowl_John-Stallworth.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-22-2010, 10:05 AM
http://otrsportsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Atwaan-Randle-El.jpg

Ozey74
06-23-2010, 07:19 AM
http://static.steelers.com/mediacontent/2007/10/29/04/Nickel_color_83695.jpg



Elbie Nickel / Best tight end in Steelers history
Died Feb. 27, 2007

Friday, March 02, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Elbie Nickel did not become a household name in professional football merely because he helped produce the second most famous play in Steelers history.

The play occurred before television instant replay, it did not help the sorry Steelers' playoff chances in 1954 and it never acquired a catchy nickname.

Yet it is the only play that has held a prominent spot in the Steelers' offices, with a depiction of it hanging on a wall first at Three Rivers Stadium and now at their UPMC facility on the South Side. It was immortalized in a large X-and-O tapestry that shows Mr. Nickel as the receiver catching a long pass from Jim Finks that helped beat the Philadelphia Eagles at Forbes Field.

"He was part of one of the most famous plays we ever had, probably the second most famous after the Immaculate Reception," Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said yesterday. "We were playing the Eagles, and the Eagles had beaten us in a very controversial game earlier that season in Philadelphia where they broke Jim Finks' jaw."

Mr. Nickel, considered the best tight end in Steelers history by Rooney, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease near his home in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was 84.

Mr. Nickel was named the Steelers' best tight end when they picked their 50th anniversary team in 1982. He played for the Steelers from 1947 through 1957, served as their captain, was voted their MVP and made three Pro Bowl teams. His team record of 62 receptions in 1953 stood for 16 years. His 329 career receptions -- a team record until Lynn Swann surpassed it -- ranked fifth in Steelers history, the most by any of their tight ends.

He was a triple-sport star at the University of Cincinnati -- end on the football team, a top scorer on the basketball team and a pitcher and outfielder in baseball. His education was put on hold by the start of World War II, where the man known as "Nick the Slick" and later merely "Elbows" served in the Army.

He signed a contract with the Steelers, who drafted him on the 15th round in 1947, spurning an opportunity with baseball's Cincinnati Reds.

His best pro game, as detailed in author Jim Wexell's book Men of Steel last year, came in the last game of 1952. He caught 10 passes for 202 yards against Hall of Famer Dick "Night Train" Lane and the rest of the Rams' secondary.

"We had a picture that hung up in the basement that we'd joke back and forth about all the time," his son, Joe Nickel, told Wexell. "He was catching a pass over "Night Train" Lane. He had him beat by three or four steps."

Said Dan Rooney, "Elbie was a great player, a better player than people really know. In those days, there wasn't a position called tight end, but he really was a tight end. He could block, and he caught the tough passes over the middle."

Mr. Nickel also was a favorite of Dan's father, Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the franchise who also was a great horse player. "Elbie was a good friend of my father's, and he used to go to the Kentucky Derby with him every year," Dan Rooney said. "Elbie lived in Chillicothe, Ohio, which was on the way, because they drove to Louisville. So on the way, they'd pick up Elbie, and they always had a great time."

Mr. Nickel retired from football to join his father in the construction business in Chillicothe, where he lived in the same home for 50 years. He is survived by a son, Joe Nickel a daughter, Susan Dean; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Trinity United Methodist Church, Chillicothe.
First published on March 2, 2007 at 12:00 am


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flippy
06-23-2010, 08:06 AM
http://static.steelers.com/mediacontent/2007/10/29/04/Nickel_color_83695.jpg



Elbie Nickel / Best tight end in Steelers history
Died Feb. 27, 2007

Friday, March 02, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Elbie Nickel did not become a household name in professional football merely because he helped produce the second most famous play in Steelers history.

The play occurred before television instant replay, it did not help the sorry Steelers' playoff chances in 1954 and it never acquired a catchy nickname.

Yet it is the only play that has held a prominent spot in the Steelers' offices, with a depiction of it hanging on a wall first at Three Rivers Stadium and now at their UPMC facility on the South Side. It was immortalized in a large X-and-O tapestry that shows Mr. Nickel as the receiver catching a long pass from Jim Finks that helped beat the Philadelphia Eagles at Forbes Field.

"He was part of one of the most famous plays we ever had, probably the second most famous after the Immaculate Reception," Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said yesterday. "We were playing the Eagles, and the Eagles had beaten us in a very controversial game earlier that season in Philadelphia where they broke Jim Finks' jaw."

Mr. Nickel, considered the best tight end in Steelers history by Rooney, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease near his home in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was 84.

Mr. Nickel was named the Steelers' best tight end when they picked their 50th anniversary team in 1982. He played for the Steelers from 1947 through 1957, served as their captain, was voted their MVP and made three Pro Bowl teams. His team record of 62 receptions in 1953 stood for 16 years. His 329 career receptions -- a team record until Lynn Swann surpassed it -- ranked fifth in Steelers history, the most by any of their tight ends.

He was a triple-sport star at the University of Cincinnati -- end on the football team, a top scorer on the basketball team and a pitcher and outfielder in baseball. His education was put on hold by the start of World War II, where the man known as "Nick the Slick" and later merely "Elbows" served in the Army.

He signed a contract with the Steelers, who drafted him on the 15th round in 1947, spurning an opportunity with baseball's Cincinnati Reds.

His best pro game, as detailed in author Jim Wexell's book Men of Steel last year, came in the last game of 1952. He caught 10 passes for 202 yards against Hall of Famer bad word "Night Train" Lane and the rest of the Rams' secondary.

"We had a picture that hung up in the basement that we'd joke back and forth about all the time," his son, Joe Nickel, told Wexell. "He was catching a pass over "Night Train" Lane. He had him beat by three or four steps."

Said Dan Rooney, "Elbie was a great player, a better player than people really know. In those days, there wasn't a position called tight end, but he really was a tight end. He could block, and he caught the tough passes over the middle."

Mr. Nickel also was a favorite of Dan's father, Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the franchise who also was a great horse player. "Elbie was a good friend of my father's, and he used to go to the Kentucky Derby with him every year," Dan Rooney said. "Elbie lived in Chillicothe, Ohio, which was on the way, because they drove to Louisville. So on the way, they'd pick up Elbie, and they always had a great time."

Mr. Nickel retired from football to join his father in the construction business in Chillicothe, where he lived in the same home for 50 years. He is survived by a son, Joe Nickel a daughter, Susan Dean; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Trinity United Methodist Church, Chillicothe.
First published on March 2, 2007 at 12:00 am


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He was more like Hines Ward than a TE. Although Hines plays WR like a TE too.

Also if we're going on pure TE, I still think Eric Greene was the best we've ever had. That man was a freak of nature and to this day I've seen very few that could match him even in this modern era of a TE rennaisance we're seeing.

RuthlessBurgher
06-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Also if we're going on pure TE, I still think Eric Greene was the best we've ever had. That man was a freak of nature and to this day I've seen very few that could match him even in this modern era of a TE rennaisance we're seeing.

I'm sorry, but Eric Green can't hold Heath Miller's jock. In terms of pure raw ability, it would be difficult to come anywhere close to Green. But playing a position like TE takes heart. Give me Heath Miller, or even Mark Bruener for that matter, over Green because of that fact.

RuthlessBurgher
06-23-2010, 08:39 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ew6WPsZoch4/SZ9ZKC6_rQI/AAAAAAAAEbk/FM-IoHs2Sw8/s320/johnson+see-thru-7_NEW.jpg http://rpspecialt.com/te1420.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E76qxdTmheI/SXqOKB_hJgI/AAAAAAAABlY/tbqZQ4ghfUo/s320/sean_morey.jpg

flippy
06-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Also if we're going on pure TE, I still think Eric Greene was the best we've ever had. That man was a freak of nature and to this day I've seen very few that could match him even in this modern era of a TE rennaisance we're seeing.

I'm sorry, but Eric Green can't hold Heath Miller's jock. In terms of pure raw ability, it would be difficult to come anywhere close to Green. But playing a position like TE takes heart. Give me Heath Miller, or even Mark Bruener for that matter, over Green because of that fact.

I'll give Heath Miller the better hands. And I'll make Bruener an honorary OLineman. And I'll agree both are better character guys. And the stats will likely support Miller as the best in time.

But Green was a freak that dictates a defense much like Antonio Gates. His sensational ability may have been cut short and he may not have had the work ethic to match his raw talent. But that still doesn't make the others better players imho.

I also still think Barry Foster was the best RB we ever had even though it was short lived. To compare his career to the Bus is ridiculous. But at the end of the day Barry's ability while he was here (short lived as it was) was phenomenal.

I dunno, I used to get excited about Walter Ambecrombe and Frank Pollard, so take it for what it's worth. I get mesmerized by most Steelers. :tt2

flippy
06-23-2010, 08:52 AM
Here's some more comparisons for you RB.

Swann > Stallworth
Louis Lipps > Hines Ward

Do you take the stats/career or the ability? I can see a case either way. I also can see the majority of people picking the opposite direction on the above topic.

Doesn't make either right or wrong. Even though one answer seems more wrong.

RuthlessBurgher
06-23-2010, 09:21 AM
Here's some more comparisons for you RB.

Swann > Stallworth
Louis Lipps > Hines Ward

Do you take the stats/career or the ability? I can see a case either way. I also can see the majority of people picking the opposite direction on the above topic.

Doesn't make either right or wrong. Even though one answer seems more wrong.

The former guys are more graceful, fluid athletes, but the latter guys would do whatever it takes to get the job done. Pittsburgh is a blue collar town that appreciates guys who may not have as much raw talent, but are able to maximize every last ounce of the talent that was given to them. That's why I prefer Stallworth and Ward to Swann and Lipps. I don't need guys that look pretty doing it, as long as the job gets done. I'll take heart and determination over skill and athleticism every time. That is why Aaron Smith is a stud and Mike Mamula is a bust.

flippy
06-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Here's some more comparisons for you RB.

Swann > Stallworth
Louis Lipps > Hines Ward

Do you take the stats/career or the ability? I can see a case either way. I also can see the majority of people picking the opposite direction on the above topic.

Doesn't make either right or wrong. Even though one answer seems more wrong.

The former guys are more graceful, fluid athletes, but the latter guys would do whatever it takes to get the job done. Pittsburgh is a blue collar town that appreciates guys who may not have as much raw talent, but are able to maximize every last ounce of the talent that was given to them. That's why I prefer Stallworth and Ward to Swann and Lipps. I don't need guys that look pretty doing it, as long as the job gets done. I'll take heart and determination over skill and athleticism every time. That is why Aaron Smith is a stud and Mike Mamula is a bust.

In fairness, Swann got injured and Lipps never had a QB.

I also think if you were to teach a young WR how to play WR, you'd show them tapes of Stallworth. He had the perfect mix of talent to go with his longevity. But if Swann wasn't hurt, he'd have given John a run for his money.

Hines Ward is an anatomical freak. I can name 100 WRs who are better. But he also stands out for his style of play even if you compare him to the best in Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, John Stallworth, Cris Carter, etc.

NC Steeler Fan
06-23-2010, 03:49 PM
Hines Ward is an anatomical freak.

Yeah, and a cute one too, with all that skill and that devilish smile! 8)

I think he wins hands down for wearing the biggest Steeler heart on his sleeve.

Ozey74
06-24-2010, 07:56 AM
http://sportsocracy.org/imgs/cwilson.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-24-2010, 12:17 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

flippy
06-24-2010, 01:04 PM
http://sportsocracy.org/imgs/cwilson.jpg

Quick, call the cops! Start stop is in the house!!!!

flippy
06-24-2010, 01:06 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

80 is cursed. I still feel bad this kid is in jail. It's a shame he didn't get some slack. I'd like to see us try and bring him back to Pittsburgh after he gets out and give the guy another chance.

I miss his F650 at camp.

fordfixer
06-24-2010, 02:30 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

80 is cursed. I still feel bad this kid is in jail. It's a shame he didn't get some slack. I'd like to see us try and bring him back to Pittsburgh after he gets out and give the guy another chance.

I miss his F650 at camp.


Not me those things suck to work on :lol:

flippy
06-24-2010, 03:17 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

80 is cursed. I still feel bad this kid is in jail. It's a shame he didn't get some slack. I'd like to see us try and bring him back to Pittsburgh after he gets out and give the guy another chance.

I miss his F650 at camp.


Not me those things suck to work on :lol:

:lol at least it was a Ford!

We gotta get Prok to ask ES what he drives.

hawaiiansteel
06-24-2010, 07:47 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

80 is cursed.



why would you think that #80 is cursed? Limas Sweed was playing really well at the OTAs wearing his new #80...until he tore his Achilles, of course.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/7f/fullj.742f978eecc70ea1793ae7aaea7f3756/742f978eecc70ea1793ae7aaea7f3756-getty-98492831gs007_pittsburgh_st.jpg

kiwi_sarah
06-24-2010, 08:10 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_46r1n1AcXio/SHWENjlvf4I/AAAAAAAABBE/4EhUurl7W44/s320/PlaxicoBurressDropsAPass.jpg

80 is cursed.



why would you think that #80 is cursed? Limas Sweed was playing really well at the OTAs wearing his new #80...until he tore his Achilles, of course.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/7f/fullj.742f978eecc70ea1793ae7aaea7f3756/742f978eecc70ea1793ae7aaea7f3756-getty-98492831gs007_pittsburgh_st.jpg

I see that look in his eye and I hear Homer say "Doh!" in my head.

Ozey74
06-25-2010, 12:00 AM
http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS1131.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
06-25-2010, 01:12 AM
http://www.titansgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/essex.jpg

"KBILLY's Super Sounds Of The 70s" continues. We just heard "The World Is A Ghetto" by War, and "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson and the Haywoods. And if you're the 12th caller, you'll win two tickets to the monster truck extravaganza being held tonight at the Carson Fairgrounds, featuring Big Daddy Don Bodein's truck, "The Bohemiath." The 12th caller wins, on the station where the 70s survived, K. B. I. L. L. Y.

SteelAbility
06-25-2010, 08:03 AM
This could arguably be the most agonizing post of all time. :P

stlrz d
06-25-2010, 08:08 AM
http://www.titansgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/essex.jpg

"KBILLY's Super Sounds Of The 70s" continues. We just heard "The World Is A Ghetto" by War, and "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson and the Haywoods. And if you're the 12th caller, you'll win two tickets to the monster truck extravaganza being held tonight at the Carson Fairgrounds, featuring Big Daddy Don Bodein's truck, "The Bohemiath." The 12th caller wins, on the station where the 70s survived, K. B. I. L. L. Y.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_01/DogsL0403_468x336.jpg

flippy
06-25-2010, 08:33 AM
http://www.titansgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/essex.jpg


Yeah, it's Trai Day!!!!!!!!!!!

flippy
06-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Today could also be:

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTb_qUoiRMcmkAbLCjzbkF/SIG=130tjednj/EXP=1277555732/**http%3a//gremlindog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/troy-polamalu.bmp

+

http://saradobie.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/jerome_bettis_xl_photo_9.jpg

The wheels on the best defender ever go round and round....

hawaiiansteel
06-25-2010, 03:28 PM
greatest Steeler to ever wear #78...


http://www.pghsports.com/2009-Issues/psr0903/SuperBowl_DwightWhite1.jpghttp://product.images.fansedge.com/33-38/33-38362-F.jpghttp://cache.boston.com/resize/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/06/08/1212979673_4458/539w.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Hey! Slow down, d@mmit! #78 is tomorrow. Put Mad Dog back in his cage for the time being. :wink:

hawaiiansteel
06-25-2010, 04:09 PM
Hey! Slow down, d@mmit! #78 is tomorrow. Put Mad Dog back in his cage for the time being. :wink:



I hope Ben has learned to keep his Mad Dog in the cage... :tt2

Ozey74
06-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Hey! Slow down, d@mmit! #78 is tomorrow. Put Mad Dog back in his cage for the time being. :wink:


Word RuthlessBurgher. Each # has its day. I know the pickings are slim on some days, but the process can't be rushed.

:wink:

Ozey74
06-25-2010, 11:39 PM
This could arguably be the most agonizing post of all time. :P


It is agonizing. This thread is a 3 year tradition here. You can't imagine the joy that the sight of Gary Anderson will produce for you in 78 days.

:tt2

Ozey74
06-26-2010, 12:01 AM
http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/images/dwight_white2_jpg.jpg

flippy
06-26-2010, 12:29 AM
http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/images/dwight_white2_jpg.jpg

Your timing is impeccable.

RuthlessBurgher
06-26-2010, 12:50 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200901/starks_500_500.jpg

flippy
06-26-2010, 01:02 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200901/starks_500_500.jpg

I have this feeling that Koogs will turn Max into a Pro Bowler.

Ozey74
06-27-2010, 09:26 AM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/04/amd_courson.jpg

fordfixer
06-27-2010, 09:34 AM
This is great Ozey thanks for doing this :tt1 :tt1

Ozey74
06-27-2010, 10:06 AM
This is great Ozey thanks for doing this :tt1 :tt1


Your welcome fordfixer!

:Cheers

RuthlessBurgher
06-27-2010, 10:38 AM
http://www.rollaxer.net/images/marvel_smith_m8pe.jpg

Ozey74
06-28-2010, 07:39 AM
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/155516/91506_feature_medium.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-28-2010, 08:52 AM
http://redsoxandnascar.com/autographs/Autographs/Henry.jpg

http://www.hotcornersports.com/HCS1114.jpg

Ozey74
06-29-2010, 09:07 AM
http://www.steelersonly.com/images/mean_joe_greene.jpg

flippy
06-29-2010, 09:10 AM
http://www.steelersonly.com/images/mean_joe_greene.jpg


Oh yeahH!!!!!!!!

A quarter of the way there baby!!!!!

RuthlessBurgher
06-29-2010, 10:07 AM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/joegreenelegendscereal.jpg

flippy
06-29-2010, 10:38 AM
http://www.rpspecialt.com/joegreenelegendscereal.jpg

I never knew Joe liked crispy wheaties with his raisins.

Ozey74
06-30-2010, 08:26 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4ow2Juu7nMo/Sbfw775Rd_I/AAAAAAAAO9U/57i2P2YEdRs/s400/610x.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-30-2010, 10:04 AM
https://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/449290201.jpg

Ozey74
06-30-2010, 12:48 PM
https://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/449290201.jpg

Nice find! Your going to need those skills for day #69.

RuthlessBurgher
06-30-2010, 01:21 PM
https://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/449290201.jpg

Nice find! Your going to need those skills for day #69.

Or find some Steeler-related pornography. :wink:

Ozey74
07-01-2010, 07:21 AM
http://www.steelersfever.com/editorials/images/players/justin_strzelczyk01.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
07-01-2010, 09:55 AM
http://www.utrechtart.com/community/images/kendallweb.jpg

Ozey74
07-02-2010, 12:02 AM
http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/images/gerry_mullins_jpg.jpg

hawaiiansteel
07-02-2010, 12:21 AM
Leon Searcy

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q104/gregoray39/72LSEARCY.jpg


Searcy is a former NFL offensive lineman, who played primarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in an 11-year career spanning between 1992 and 2002.

He was drafted in the first-round, 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the University of Miami in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Played in Super Bowl XXX for the Steelers.

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/image.php?productid=20248

RuthlessBurgher
07-02-2010, 10:04 AM
http://www.emgsports.net/images/lightbox/darnell_stapleton.jpg

Ozey74
07-03-2010, 01:04 AM
http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/image.php?productid=27211

hawaiiansteel
07-03-2010, 02:10 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hWLLtQsgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Gordon Gravelle

Position(s): Tackle
Jersey ?: 71
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38


Gordon Carr Gravelle (born June 12, 1949 in Oakland, California) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. Drafted out of Brigham Young University in the 1972 NFL Draft, Gravelle spent eight seasons with three teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-1976), the New York Giants (1977-1979), and the Los Angeles Rams (1979). He earned two Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X with the Steelers.

RuthlessBurgher
07-03-2010, 03:55 PM
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-footbl/auto_action/2671020.jpeg

Ozey74
07-04-2010, 10:22 AM
http://steelcityartist.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/stautnercard.jpg

Ozey74
07-05-2010, 08:19 AM
http://www.sanantoniosports.org/sidelines/photos/HOF04/rivera.jpg


Gabriel Rivera (born 1961) is a former All American football defensive tackle. Rivera was the 21st selection of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rivera attended Texas Tech and was nicknamed "Señor Sack."

The selection of Rivera is notable because the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to pass on hometown boy and University of Pittsburgh quarterback Dan Marino as an heir apparent to Terry Bradshaw. The decision was made to rebuild from the defensive side as they did a decade earlier with "Mean Joe" Greene. Rivera was considered one the fastest defensive linemen coming out of college.

As the 1983 season progressed, Rivera slowly began to come on. But tragedy struck on October 20, 1983 when Rivera was paralyzed in drunk driving car wreck. The then-22 year old, was treated for head, neck, chest and abdominal injuries. The accident occurred at 9 PM in Ross Township, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh. At the time Gabriel was married to Kimberly Covington, they had a son Timothy Rivera 3 weeks after the accident on November 11, 1983.

RuthlessBurgher
07-05-2010, 10:50 AM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bdlcjp9nw9eO/610x.jpg

SanAntonioSteelerFan
07-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Leon Searcy

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q104/gregoray39/72LSEARCY.jpg


Searcy is a former NFL offensive lineman, who played primarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in an 11-year career spanning between 1992 and 2002.

He was drafted in the first-round, 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the University of Miami in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Played in Super Bowl XXX for the Steelers.

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/image.php?productid=20248

Thanks for the "bio", hawaiian steel!

hawaiiansteel
07-06-2010, 02:36 AM
http://steelcityartist.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/stautnercard.jpg



wasn't Ernie Stautner's #70 the only Steelers' jersey "officially" retired?

Ozey74
07-06-2010, 07:27 AM
http://steelcityartist.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/stautnercard.jpg



wasn't Ernie Stautner's #70 the only Steelers' jersey "officially" retired?


I'm not sure?? Google maybe could answer that.

Ozey74
07-06-2010, 07:28 AM
http://snakevenom12.net/images/Greenwood_LC52.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
07-06-2010, 08:28 AM
wasn't Ernie Stautner's #70 the only Steelers' jersey "officially" retired?

Yes, it is.

RuthlessBurgher
07-06-2010, 08:29 AM
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/50727443.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921F7C3FC3F69D929FDAF8A1B83EF5CE884 46C42C060BC95DEF78D1566212DA0DD479C477E715A14459

hawaiiansteel
07-07-2010, 02:10 AM
http://snakevenom12.net/images/Greenwood_LC52.jpg


how is it that L.C. Greenwood is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame yet? :wft

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/catImages/greenwood79pf-1.jpghttp://static.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/02/11/HOF_Greenwood_1_50565.jpg

Ozey74
07-07-2010, 07:40 AM
http://cincyfan.com/image.axd?picture=2009%2F8%2FpalmerDown.jpg

flippy
07-07-2010, 08:17 AM
http://cincyfan.com/image.axd?picture=2009%2F8%2FpalmerDown.jpg


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwww!!!!!!!!


Let's go!!!!!!!!!!!!

RuthlessBurgher
07-07-2010, 09:47 AM
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefZJhTRMtk8Af2ujzbkF/SIG=11s21fe6n/EXP=1278596809/**http%3a//www.steelertribute.com/jam001.jpg

Ugh...Jamain Stephens. :HeadBanger

flippy
07-07-2010, 10:15 AM
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefZJhTRMtk8Af2ujzbkF/SIG=11s21fe6n/EXP=1278596809/**http%3a//www.steelertribute.com/jam001.jpg

Ugh...Jamain Stephens. :HeadBanger

Would u like to dance?

hawaiiansteel
07-07-2010, 07:25 PM
http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/dunn02.jpg

Gary Dunn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Career information:

Position(s): Defensive Tackle
College: Miami
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 6 / Pick: 159


Gary Dunn (born August 24, 1953 in Coral Gables, Florida) is a former professional football player American football defensive tackle for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Gary Dunn was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1976 following a stellar career at the University of Miami. Gary was a mainstay on the vaunted Steelers' defense for 12 seasons, serving as team captain four years. The two-time Super Bowl champion is ranked ninth in the Steelers' all-time sacks list, having taken-down such legendary Hall of Fame quarterbacks as Joe Namath, Bob Griese and Jim Kelly.

Today, Gary and his wife Caron live in the Florida Keys (Tavernier), living the Keys lifestyle with their two children, Iris and Eddie, and enjoy entertaining and hosting both friends and guests at their Oceanview Inn & Pub. http://www.theocean-view.com

Ozey74
07-07-2010, 08:02 PM
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//www.theocean-view.com



Thanks for the info and link on Gary Dunn. What a fun lifestyle to live!

hawaiiansteel
07-07-2010, 08:27 PM
http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/dunn02.jpg

//www.theocean-view.com



Thanks for the info and link on Gary Dunn. What a fun lifestyle to live!


when you read about ex-players like Dermontti Dawson who are now bankrupt, you wish they could have all planned better and enjoyed this kind of lifestyle in their Golden Years.

Ozey74
07-07-2010, 09:01 PM
http://supahz.250x.com/footballr/dunn02.jpg

//www.theocean-view.com



Thanks for the info and link on Gary Dunn. What a fun lifestyle to live!


when you read about ex-players like Dermontti Dawson who are now bankrupt, you wish they could have all planned better and enjoyed this kind of lifestyle in their Golden Years.


True. I work for a Credit Union and manage the delinquency department. I see on a daily basis poor choices that good people make that will effect them for years to come (if not the rest of their lives).

hawaiiansteel
07-08-2010, 03:12 AM
Alan Faneca #66

6'5" 305lbs OG
1st Rd '98 LSU

7-time Pro Bowler
'07 75th Anniverasary All-Time Team Member

One of my favorite all-time Steelers OL, although I wish he would have left the 'Burgh on a better note. I also wish he could have retired as a Steeler, but i understand why we didn't match the Jets' offer.

http://www.steelertribute.com/faneca08.jpghttp://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2008/03/02/amd_faneca.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
07-08-2010, 09:41 AM
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Ozey74
07-09-2010, 07:19 AM
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COLLEGE: Urbik started 50 games at Wisconsin, lining up at right guard 34 times and added 16 more starts at right tackle...in 2005, he became the first Badger freshman to start at offensive tackle since former All-American Chris Mcintosh did in 1996...registered 45 touchdown-resulting blocks and 325 knockdowns...in final two seasons, Urbik tallied 176 knockdowns, 15 down field blocks and 26 touchdown-resulting blocks on a total of 1,641 offensive plays, grading 86.58% in those 24 games...during that span, he allowed only three quarterback sacks and two pressures on 680 pass plays…majored in biology. 2008: All-American fourth-team selection by Phil Steele's College Football magazine...AII-Big Ten Conference first-team choice by Athlon Sports, Lindy's and Blue Ribbon College Yearbook, adding second-team honors from the league's coaches and media...member of the Outland Trophy Watch List...started 11 games at right guard...allowed just one quarterback sack and one pressure on 333 pass plays. 2007: Earned All-American third-team and All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches and media...started the team's first 10 games at right offensive guard before shifting to right tackle for the Badgers' final three contests...played a major role in helping the team rank second in the conference and 21st in the nation in rushing, averaging 200.77 yards per game...blocking consistency grade of 87.31 % was the second-best grade of any offensive lineman in the Big Ten, topped only by the first pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Michigan's Jake Long (87.85%). 2006: Shifted to right offensive guard in preseason drills, starting all 14 contests...member of a line that helped the Badgers average 211.46 yards passing and 161.19 yards rushing per game...team ranked second in conference in scoring, averaging 29.23 points. 2005: Second-team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News and Rivals.com...became the first Badger freshman to start at tackle since former All-American Chris Mcintosh did in 1996, lining up at right tackle in all 13 games. 2004: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Attended Hudson High School in Hudson, Wisc….named to Prep Star's All-American team and was rated one of the top 55 players in the Midwest, according to Super Prep, as a senior...rated the third-best player in Wisconsin by Rivals.com, earning first-team All-State honors from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a senior...team captain and MVP…first-team All-Conference selection while starting every game as a junior and senior...lettered in basketball and track, in addition to playing football...as a senior, he placed fifth in shot put at Division I state meet…son of Joanne and Kenneth Urbik…Full name: Kraig Urbik.

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2010, 10:05 AM
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Ozey74
07-10-2010, 07:39 AM
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I wont be around on Sunday for #64 & I wont be able to edit the thread title until sometime Monday afternoon. My wife & I are headed to Chattanooga for a few days & it has been requested that I stay off the computer for the entire trip (however, I'm allowed to take my fantasy football magazine).

Have a great weekend & see you on day #62.


:tt2

RuthlessBurgher
07-10-2010, 10:56 AM
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At least you were able to finagle that fantasy football magazine in there. :P

It's a DIRTy job, but my FATS butt will try to figure out someone to put in for #63 tomorrow. :wink:

hawaiiansteel
07-10-2010, 07:39 PM
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Steve Furness #64

6'4" 255 lb DT
5th Rd Rhode Island '72

Nickname: Buckethead


Stephen Robert Furness (December 5, 1950, Providence, Rhode Island – February 9, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions of the National Football League, and a member of the Steelers' famed Steel Curtain defense. He earned four Super Bowl rings as a professional player and ranks 12th on the Steelers' all-time sack list. He was of English and Armenian descent.

Furness grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island where he attended Bishop Hendricken High School before accepting a football scholarship to the University of Rhode Island. In addition to being a star football player for URI, he excelled at the hammer throw and turned down an invitation to the 1972 Olympic Trials to attend the Steelers' training camp[1]. Furness was selected in the fifth round of the 1972 NFL Draft and initially served as a backup to Joe Greene and Ernie Holmes before replacing Holmes at defensive tackle in 1977. He started in Super Bowl XIII and was primarily known for his skills as a pass rusher, leading the team in quarterback sacks during several seasons with the Steelers. He collected 32 sacks over the course of his Steeler's career.[3] He was also an avid weight lifter and competed in the 1980 'Strongest Man in Football' competition, the first of its kind.

Furness was released by Pittsburgh after playing all 16 games in the 1980 season and he ended his playing career in 1981 with the Detroit Lions. After retiring from the NFL he became the defensive line coach for Michigan State University from 1982-1990, working under former Steelers defensive coordinator George Perles. During this period he earned a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Michigan State University and was inducted to the University of Rhode Island Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

He rejoined the NFL in 1991 as an assistant coach for the Indianapolis Colts before returning to the Steelers for his final two years as a defensive line coach (1992-1993). In 1999 he was named as one of the "50 Greatest Rhode Island Sports Figures" of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated magazine, earning the 14th spot on the list.

Furness died unexpectedly of a heart attack on February 9, 2000. He is survived by his sons Zaban Furness and Zack Furness, a professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Furness

LordVile
07-11-2010, 03:07 AM
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Earnest Lee "Ernie" Holmes, also nicknamed "Fats" was an American football player who was most famous for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972-77. He was part of the famous Steel Curtain and played at defensive lineman."

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hawaiiansteel
07-11-2010, 03:20 AM
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Dermontti Dawson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Position: Center


Dermontti Farra Dawson (born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American football center in the National Football League. He played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He attended Bryan Station High School in Lexington, where he was a nationally-ranked track and field performer in the discus and shot put. During his junior year, he joined the football team as a favor to his friends, where he was successful as a guard. Although he had still planned to attend college on a track scholarship, recruiters at the University of Kentucky convinced him to attend on a football scholarship.

Dawson was picked by the Steelers in the second round of the 1988 NFL draft, and played on the offensive line alongside Hall of Famer Mike Webster, from whom he took over the role of starting center the next year.

He soon became one of the most respected players among the Steelers, and one of the best in the league at his position. His friendly demeanor earned him the nickname Ned Flanders, after the character from The Simpsons.

Dawson was named to seven straight Pro Bowls from 1992 to 1998 and was a six-time AP First Team All-Pro. In 1993, he was named co-AFC Offensive Lineman of the Year by the NFLPA and in 1996 he was named the NFL Alumni’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. He played in 170 consecutive games, the second most in Steelers history, until severe hamstring injuries forced him to sit out nine games in 1999 and seven more games in 2000. Dawson was released by the Steelers following the 2000 season partly due to these injuries and partly due to salary cap reasons, but opted to retire rather than trying to play for another team.

Dawson lives in Lexington, where he is a real estate developer. He is on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. He is married, with two children.
Although the Steelers do not officially retire numbers, Pittsburgh has not reissued Dawson's number 63 jersey since his retirement. Dawson was one of twenty-five semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, his first year of eligibility, as well as in 2006, 2007 and 2009. He was one of seventeen finalists in 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermontti_Dawson

hawaiiansteel
07-12-2010, 02:57 AM
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Tunch Ilkin (Turkish: Tunç Ali ?lkin) (born September 23, 1957 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a sports broadcaster and a former American football player. He currently serves as a television and radio analyst for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Biography

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Ilkin's parents Mehmet and Ayten Ilkin emigrated to the United States when he was two years old and settled in the Chicago area. He attended Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois where he won All Conference and All County honors as a football player. In 1975, he was granted an athletic scholarship to Indiana State University. He was chosen by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL Draft.

He played offensive tackle for the Steelers from 1980 to 1992, earning two Pro Bowl appearance honors (1988 and 1989). He played for the Green Bay Packers in 1993 before retiring from football. He served as Vice-President of the NFL Player's Association from 1989 to 1994.

After retiring from football, Ilkin began appearing as a commentator and sports reporter on sports broadcasts in the Pittsburgh market. His popular segment, titled Lunch with Tunch, featured interviews with Steeler players and coaches.

In 1998, he joined the official Steelers broadcasting team of Myron Cope and Bill Hillgrove as an analyst. After Cope's retirement following the 2004 season, the team decided not to replace Cope and Ilkin took on the color-commentary duties once carried by Cope. He worked alongside sideline reporter and former team mate Craig Wolfley, who like Ilkin joined the Steelers via the 1980 draft. Ilkin and Wolfley hosted a morning radio show called In The Locker Room with Tunch and Wolf on WBGG (AM). The show was cancelled in the summer of 2006.

Ilkin works as an analyst on the Pittsburgh affiliate of Fox Sports Net and has written articles for NFLHS.com, a website for football fans. He is the Senior Vice President of the Athletic Training Network, a company that provides athletic training and program material to coaches and players.

Tunch Ilkin is currently married to wife Sharon with three children: Tanner, Natalie, and Clay. The Ilkins still reside in Upper St. Clair. A convert from Islam to Christianity, Tunch Ilkin is the Director Of Men's Ministries for South Hills Bible Chapel.

In 2007, Tunch became a Limited Partner and Spokesperson for LIFExpo, a Health, Sports and Fitness expo started in Pittsburgh by Managing Partners: Ed Foutz, Tim Gerwing, Michael M. Kadrie and Rob Young.

In August, 2008 Mr. Ilkin began working with riverset credit union of Pittsburgh, PA. The credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative and Mr. Ilkin helps endorse the credit union through various media channels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunch_Ilkin

SteelAbility
07-12-2010, 08:34 AM
We're getting close to the LBs now. :tt2

RuthlessBurgher
07-12-2010, 09:23 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-12-2010, 09:26 AM
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Tunch Ilkin (Turkish: Tunç Ali ?lkin) (born September 23, 1957 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a sports broadcaster and a former American football player. He currently serves as a television and radio analyst for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Biography

Born in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

In honor of Tunch, we should change the name of the band from They Might Be Giants to They Might Be Steelers. If they can change city names, we can change band names. After all, even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it I can't say...People just liked it better that way! :wink:

Ozey74
07-12-2010, 08:58 PM
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Ozey74
07-13-2010, 08:12 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-13-2010, 09:39 AM
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:HeadBanger

hawaiiansteel
07-13-2010, 05:59 PM
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:HeadBanger


you know Ruthless, could you please start to show some consideration for others? I've been trying all these years to forget about this guy and you go and post a picture of him? :HeadBanger

hawaiiansteel
07-14-2010, 03:16 AM
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Dale Dodrill

Date of birth: February 7, 1926 (age 84)

Position(s): Defensive Tackle / Linebacker
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 6 / Pick 67

Organizations
As player:
1951-1959 Pittsburgh Steelers

Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 4


Dale Dodrill (born February 7, 1926 in Stockton, Kansas) is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He attended Colorado State University.

During his 9 year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers he posted career numbers of 10 interceptions and 11 recovered fumbles. He was voted to the Pro Bowl four times (1954, 1955, 1956, and 1958) and named a First Team All-Pro one time.

In 2008 Dodrill was honored by the Pittsburgh Steelers during their 75th Season Celebration when he was named to the "Best Pre-1970 Players in Club History" list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Dodrill

Ozey74
07-14-2010, 08:06 AM
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The 'big uglies' are over!

RuthlessBurgher
07-14-2010, 09:35 AM
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Brian Blankenship
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Date of birth: April 7, 1963 (1963-04-07) (age 47)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska

Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: University of Nebraska

Organizations
As player:
1987-1991 Pittsburgh Steelers

Brian Blankenship is a former professional American football player who played Guard for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently the Vice President of Sales for Greer Limestone Company in Morgantown, West Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Blankenship

hawaiiansteel
07-15-2010, 02:11 AM
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Jack Ham

No. 59
Linebacker

Personal information
Date of birth: December 23, 1948 (age 61)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Debuted in 1971 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1982 for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Career history
As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers (1971–1982)
Career highlights and awards
8× Pro Bowl selection (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
6× First-team All-Pro selection (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1973, 1980)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
20/20 Club
4× Super Bowl Champion (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979)


Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL.

Ham was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he attended Bishop McCort High School. He continued his education at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia for a post-graduate season. Ham played college ball at Penn State. In his three years as a starting linebacker, the Nittany Lions had records of 11-0, 11-0, and 7–3. In his senior year, 1970, Ham was co-captain, had 91 tackles, four interceptions, and was an All-American. He had 251 career tackles, 143 unassisted. He blocked three punts in 1968, setting a school record that was not tied until 1989. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.


Pro football career

Ham was the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick (34th overall) in the 1971 NFL Draft out of Penn State, where he was an All-American. He won the starting left linebacker job as a rookie. He was First-team All-Pro six years and was named to eight straight Pro Bowls.[1] He was named the greatest outside linebacker of all time by a consortium of professional sports writers, beating Lawrence Taylor for this honor. Rick Korch again raised this question in his book The Truly Great, The 200 Best Football Players Of All Time, published in 1993. Korch gave the nod to Lawrence Taylor but by the narrowest of margins. Jack Ham was blessed with tremendous quickness, according to Steelers coach Chuck Noll and teammate Andy Russell he was the "fastest Steeler for the first ten yards, including wide receivers and running backs", this was on a team which included John Stallworth, Lynn Swann and Frank Lewis. He was one of the few outside linebackers who could play pass defense as well as the NFL's top safeties.

Although he was a ferocious hitter, he was known as a player who couldn't be fooled and was seldom out of position.[2] Maxie Baughan, the great former NFL linebacker said of Ham, "He was one of the more intelligent players to ever play that position. He was able to diagnose plays. You couldn't ever fool him."

Ham's career statistics include 25 sacks, 21 fumbles recovered, and 32 interceptions.[1] Those numbers place him in the Defensive 20/20 Club (20 interceptions and 20 sacks) with eight other recognized members: linebackers Ray Lewis, Seth Joyner, Donnie Edwards, Wilber Marshall, William Thomas and Steelers teammate Jack Lambert, cornerback Ronde Barber and safeties Brian Dawkins, LeRoy Butler and Rodney Harrison. As these numbers indicate, Ham had a flair for the big play, guided by some of the best football instincts ever found in a linebacker. Ham was a member of 4 Super Bowl winning teams during his 12 year career (although he did not play in Super Bowl XIV due to an ankle injury), all of it spent with the Steelers.

After retirement

Ham retired from professional football in 1982 and began a career as a radio personality. He served as a color commentator for national radio broadcasts of NFL games, and later hosted a show in Pittsburgh with Mark Madden on ESPN Radio 1250 during the NFL season. Ham is currently a sports analyst for Penn State Radio Network and also appears as an analyst on the Westwood One radio network.[3]
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988[5] and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1999, he was ranked number 47 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.


Personal life

Ham and his wife Joanne currently reside in the Pittsburgh suburbs.[3] They have no children.

Dobre Shunka (either Polish or Slovak for "good ham") was Ham's nickname while playing, as well as the name of Ham's fan club in the '70s.

Jack Ham was a brother of Phi Delta Theta while at Penn State.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ham

Ozey74
07-15-2010, 08:27 AM
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flippy
07-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Wooooooooo! 50s baby!!!!!

hawaiiansteel
07-16-2010, 03:07 AM
the greatest Steelers LB ever!


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Ozey74
07-16-2010, 07:39 AM
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Ozey74
07-16-2010, 10:12 PM
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I know this is a few hours early. I'm going on a chartered, drunken bus trip to the Dodgers/Cards game tomorrow and will be leaving early in the morning. If you see me on SportsCenter tomorrow, that means I didn't have a good day.


:Beer

hawaiiansteel
07-17-2010, 02:24 AM
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Sam Davis

Date of birth: July 4, 1944 (age 66)
Place of birth: Ocilla, Georgia

Career information:

Position(s): OG

Organizations:

As player:
1967-1979 Pittsburgh Steelers

Samuel Davis (born July 4, 1944) is a retired American football player, who started at the offensive guard position for the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career (1967-1979). Davis, who also played football at Allen University, was an undrafted rookie in 1967 and went on to win four Super Bowl rings with the Steelers (Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Davis_ ... n_football (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Davis_(American_football))

RuthlessBurgher
07-17-2010, 11:54 AM
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hawaiiansteel
07-18-2010, 02:37 AM
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Ray Mansfield

Position(s)
Center

Born January 21, 1941
Bakersfield, California
Died November 3, 1996 (aged 55)
Grand Canyon, Arizona

Career information
Year(s) 1963–1976
NFL Draft 1963 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
College Washington

Career highlights and awards
2× Super Bowl champion (IX, X)

Burt James Ray Mansfield (January 21, 1941 – November 3, 1996) was an American football center in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mansfield grew up in Kennewick, Washington and attended Kennewick High School. He played college football at the University of Washington from 1960 to 1962. In 1961 he was a member of the Huskies team that won the Rose Bowl 17-7 against the University of Minnesota. In 1962 he participated in the East-West Shrine Game. He is a member of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame. He was drafted in the 1963 NFL Draft by the Eagles and played for them for one season.

Mansfield moved to the Steelers in 1964 and was their starting center through the 1976 season. He was a member of the Steelers' Super Bowl-winning teams in 1974 and 1975. In his last season as a Steeler, he kicked the extra point on the Steelers' final touchdown in a playoff game after Roy Gerela pulled a groin muscle.

Mansfield went on to a successful career as an insurance broker. He died from a heart attack in November 1996 while hiking in the Grand Canyon with his son.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mansfield

Ozey74
07-18-2010, 07:59 AM
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hawaiiansteel
07-19-2010, 02:25 AM
Where Are They Now?

ROBIN COLE

Linebacker
1977-87
Resides in Pittsburgh area

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What are you currently doing?
I am in the bakery business – Robin Cole's Unforgettable Sweets. We started initially making cheesecakes and that's our number one product. We sell to restaurants, catering companies and resorts. We are looking to get into grocery stores and selling online.

I started the Obediah Cole Foundation last year named in honor of my father. I am a cancer survivor and I was the first of my brother's who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My father had symptoms of prostate cancer in his late 30s. After learning more about the symptoms, I realized he didn't know what was going on and passed away at the age of 49. After my brothers and myself were diagnosed we contacted relatives on his side. There is a lot of cancer on my father's side, starting with my grandfather. With the genetics the way they are, I knew I had to do something to get involved. My choice was to start a foundation with two other survivors. My goal is to help educate people and understand the disease and get more people screened. Early detection is a lifesaver.

What is the fondest memory from your playing career?
There were a lot, but the fondest was getting to play in the Super Bowl in my hometown. The first was the most exciting, but when we played the Rams in Los Angeles in the Super Bowl I was the runner up for the MVP in the game and it was in my hometown.

What was your best game?
There were a lot of games where I took control defensively. They will never be recognized because of all of the Hall of Famers on the team. I've had a lot of big games, but they were all games to me. It was a job I took very seriously. That was important to me. The fun of it is now talking about. It was work then and hard work. It's was fun work, though. But it was work.

What did you like most about playing for the Steelers?
The thing I liked most is I had an opportunity to play with some of the greatest players and the greatest team of all time. That would be it. I had personal goals coming in to the league, wanted to be a Hall of Famer, but sometimes you have to give up something to get something and I got to do that.

Do you still keep in touch with former teammates?
Sure, I was the president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the retired NFL Players Association. I kept in touch with a lot of guys then and still do.

Who is the one player you think should definitely be on the 75th season team?
Joe Greene.

Do you still follow the Steelers and if so, how closely?
Very close. I watch every game.

Ozey74
07-19-2010, 07:38 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-19-2010, 09:01 AM
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hawaiiansteel
07-19-2010, 07:25 PM
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Jon Kolb

Date of birth: August 30, 1947 (age 62)
Place of birth: Ponca City, Oklahoma

Career information
Position(s): Tackle
Jersey ?: 55
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 56

Organizations
As player:
1969-1981 Pittsburgh Steelers

Jon Kolb (born August 30, 1947) is a former offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for 13 seasons.

Born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kolb attended Owasso High School, where he earned all-state honors during his senior year. He attended Oklahoma State University where he started at center. While at OSU he was named All-Big Eight in 1967 and 1968 and was selected All-American in 1968. He currently resides in Grove City, Pennsylvania with his wife Deborah. They have three sons.

Kolb was drafted by Pittsburgh out of OSU in 1969, and he played with the Steelers from 1969 to 1981. He started at tackle in 177 games and earned 4 Super Bowl rings. During his playing days, he was widely regarded as one of the strongest men in the NFL and played like the strongest one protecting Terry Bradshaw's blind side in the pass protection and open holes for the running backs Franco Harris, Rocky Bleier, and John Fuqua. He became a strength and conditioning coach with the Steelers after his playing career ended.
[edit]Exercise & Training

Jon Kolb runs his own training facility, and he is one of the panel members for Health Initiatives He has over 50 video demonstration on Health eTV and Google Videos. One of his most impressive exercise is called the "windshield wiper."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Kolb

hawaiiansteel
07-20-2010, 02:12 AM
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Hardy Nickerson

6' 2" 230lb ILB
5th Rd ' 87 California
"Hardy The Hardware Man" "The Dragon"
16 yr NFL career - 6 with Steelers '87-'92

Career highlights and awards

5× Pro Bowl selection (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

Hardy Otto Nickerson (born September 1, 1965 in Compton, California) is a former American football linebacker who played 16 seasons for four teams from 1987 to 2002 in the National Football League and is currently the head football coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School Bishop o'dowd in Oakland, Calif. He attended Verbum Dei High School, a Catholic school located in Watts, California. He earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. Nickerson spent the prime of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tony Dungy moved Nickerson to the middle in his 4-3 defensive alignment, sending Nickerson to five Pro Bowls and joining the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team.

In 2006 Nickerson became the color analyst for the Buccaneer Radio Network, teaming him with the long time veteran play-by-play man Gene Deckerhoff.

He is known by many people as Hardy "The Dragon" Nickerson. On February 23, 2007 he was named linebackers coach of the Chicago Bears, where he coached for his former position coach, Lovie Smith. On January 8, 2008 he resigned from the Bears due to health issues within his family.

On April 15, 2010, Nickerson was hired as the head football coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif., a traditional powerhouse that has produced many future NFL players (Tarik Glenn, Langston Walker, Kirk Morrison, Eric Bjornson) and won 209 games from 1985-2010 under former coach Paul Perenon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardy_Nickerson

RuthlessBurgher
07-20-2010, 10:12 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Frazier

Andre Frazier (born June 29, 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Cincinnati.

Frazier earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. He has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Guy Frazier.

Early years
Frazier attended Hughes High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a letterman in football. He was a two-time first-team All-City honoree, and helped lead his team to two League Titles. Andre Frazier graduated from Hughes High School in 2000.

College career
Frazier played his College Football at the University of Cincinnati from 2000-2004. He earned University of Cincinnati 2004 Strothman Award for academic and athletic excellence.

http://www.steelerfury.com/images/frazier.jpg

Professional career

First stint with Steelers
Frazier signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. He was activated from the practice squad to the regular 53-man roster prior to the first game. He played in 11 of the teams games, primarily on special teams. Frazier suffered a debilitating fibula fracture in the 2006 AFC Championship game VS the Denver Broncos, however he celebrated on the sideline as his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL and he received a Super Bowl XL Championship ring.

Prior to the start of the 2006 season, Frazier was cut by the Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals
On September 28, 2006 Frazier was signed by his hometown team, the Cincinnati Bengals. During the 2007 NFL season, Frazier was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for the first two games of the season. However after a devastating game 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati released Frazier.

Second stint with Steelers
After being let go by Cincinnati, Frazier was re-signed by the Steelers in the 2008 offseason. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Frazier was re-signed to a two-year, $1.375 million contract with a $125,000 signing bonus on March 12.

Personal
Andre Frazier's father, Guy Frazier was a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.

Both father and son were rookies when their respective teams made it to the Super Bowl, though only Andre's team was victorious. When Guy was asked how he felt about his son winning a Super Bowl Championship, he replied, "A father always wants to see his son do better than himself. Andre's victory is nothing less than a great accomplishment for him and an even greater source of pride for myself."

Frazier is married to Kea; the couple have a son, Andre II, and a daughter, Kayla.

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Ozey74
07-20-2010, 11:45 PM
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hawaiiansteel
07-21-2010, 12:31 AM
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Bryan Hinkle #53

6' 1" 215 lbs. Oregon

12 yr Steeler career, replaced Robin Cole at ROLB
Best Yr was '84 - 5.5 sacks, 3 picks, return TD
22.5 career sacks, 15 picks
Steelers MVP '86


Date of birth: June 4, 1959 (age 51)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California


NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 6 / Pick 156

Organizations
As player:
1982-1993 Pittsburgh Steelers


Bryan Hinkle (born June 4, 1959 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He currently lives in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania with his wife and children.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Hinkle

RuthlessBurgher
07-21-2010, 09:31 AM
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:HeadBanger

Ozey74
07-21-2010, 11:23 PM
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hawaiiansteel
07-22-2010, 03:14 AM
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there is only one #52...

so i decided to go back to #53, it wouldn't be fair to continue this thread without mentioning one of the Steelers' greatest draft choices ever.

http://static.steelers.com/MediaContent//2008/05/16/07/Davis_bruce_2_89453.jpg


Ask The Steelers: Bruce Davis
Monday, June 23, 2008


From Rod Irish in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania: Would you prefer to play linebacker or on the defensive line?

Bruce Davis: I like it just as the Steelers have me doing it right now. I think it’s the perfect situation. I am going to have to learn a couple of new things but that is part of the process.

From Jonathan Schultz in Columbus, Ohio: How exciting is it for you to come t
o a team with such great tradition at the linebacker position?

Bruce Davis: It’s great. I have a lot to live up to, I know that. Most of it is my own
expectations. It helps just to know you are a part of a long line of great linebackers
and you could potentially be the next one is a great feeling. With the veterans that we
have now there is so much I can learn from them to make me a better football player.

From Lisa Jacobs in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania: Is there a player in the NFL
right now that you would compare yourself to?

Bruce Davis: I would say Jason Taylor because we are the same type of player.
He gets to the quarterback. He can stand up and play in the two-point. He can also
put his hand down and play defensive end. I do the same thing and we have the
same kind of game.

From Tim Harrison in Canfield, Ohio: What do you prefer, sacking the
quarterback or stuffing a running back for a loss and why?

Bruce Davis: I have to say sacking the quarterback because that is a really big play.
No matter what time of the game it happens it’s a really big play and they can lose a
lot of yards.

From Jake Kurnot in Dunbar, Pennsylvania: Now that you have gone through your first minicamp, what are your initial impressions of the Steelers defense?
Bruce Davis: We’ve got a talented group. There is no doubt about that. The veteran players are great. The younger players and rookies we have a lot of good things going. We’re the Steelers.

From Al Linderman in San Antonio, Texas: Considering where you grew up, and having played college ball in Southern California, do you think adjusting to the weather in Pittsburgh will be a concern for you, especially as the season wears on?
Bruce Davis: I don’t think so. When it comes down to it I play football no matter what condition it’s in. I am sure there will be some getting used it, but it shouldn’t take long.

http://news.steelers.com/article/89455/

Ozey74
07-23-2010, 07:45 AM
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hawaiiansteel
07-23-2010, 05:07 PM
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Loren Toews (1973-83)


Since he spent the majority of his career as a back-up and spot-duty player (he was a starter just four of his 11 seasons), Toews may not be remembered by many outside of the Steeler fan base.

Steeler die-hards no doubt remember him as an unselfish performer who was an integral part of four Super Bowl championship teams.

Toews probably could have been a starter on most NFL squads, but he chose spend his career as a role-player in a winning system, which he did admirably.

Though he rarely started, he saw action in 149 regular season contests with the Steelers, making four interceptions, ten fumble recoveries and two safeties.

Toews did have the honor of starting in the Steelers' Super Bowl XIII and XIV victories.

Ozey74
07-24-2010, 08:22 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-24-2010, 01:02 PM
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The pixelation of this photo is kind of funny. It looks like they tried to blur out his genital area, as if he were out there on the football field wearing crotchless pants or something. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
07-24-2010, 03:42 PM
he's gotta be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time great name team! :tt2


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Buzz Nutter

Position(s)
Center
Linebacker Jersey #(s)
50
Born February 16, 1931
Summersville, West Virginia
Died April 12, 2008 (aged 77)


Career information
Year(s) 1954–1965
NFL Draft 1953 / Round: 12 / Pick: 136
(By the Washington Redskins)
College Virginia Tech

Professional teams

Baltimore Colts (1954-1960)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1961-1964)
Baltimore Colts (1965)


Career highlights and awards

Pro Bowl selection (1962)
Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame (1985)

Madison Monroe "Buzz" Nutter (February 16, 1931 – April 12, 2008) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Early life

Nutter was born in Summersville, West Virginia and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, where he acquired the nickname "Buzz" as a young man. He attended and played high school football at Vinson High School.


College career

Nutter attended and played college football at Virginia Tech. After his senior season, he became the first player from Virginia Tech drafted into the NFL,[3] despite the team going 0-10, 2-8 and 5-6 the final three seasons of his career. Nutter was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.


Professional career

Nutter was drafted in the 12th round of the 1953 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He failed to make the team in the offseason and moved back to West Virginia to work in a steel mill.[1][6] He returned to the NFL in 1954 with the Baltimore Colts, where he played for seven seasons and won consecutive NFL Championship titles (1958–1959).[1] Nutter was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with Eugene Lipscomb, in 1961 for wide receiver Jimmy Orr.[7] Nutter played in Pittsburgh for four seasons and was selected for the Pro Bowl in 1962. In 1965, he returned to the Colts and played for one more season.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Nutter

Ozey74
07-25-2010, 07:44 AM
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Dwayne Woodruff (born February 18, 1957 in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, he won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV.

After retiring from football, Woodruff then obtained his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University, subsequently becoming a founding member of the law firm Woodruff, Flaherty & Fardo, LLC out of Shadyside. Woodruff was elected in 2005 to be a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

RuthlessBurgher
07-25-2010, 08:06 PM
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Ozey74
07-25-2010, 11:28 PM
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hawaiiansteel
07-26-2010, 02:21 AM
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Mel Blount

No. 47
Cornerback

Personal information
Date of birth: April 10, 1948 (age 62)
Vidalia, Georgia

Career information
College: Southern University
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 3 / Pick: 53
Debuted in 1970 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1983 for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Career history
As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983)

Career highlights and awards
5× Pro Bowl selection (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981)
4× First-team All-Pro selection (1975, 1976, 1977, 1981)
2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1978, 1979)
4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
1975 NFL Defensive Back of the Year
1976 Pro Bowl MVP


Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) is an American former six-time All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is considered one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play in the NFL. His physical style of play made him one of the most feared defensive backs in the game at a time when the pass interference rule had not been entirely implemented.

The early years of his life were spent growing up in poverty on a Georgia farm. But by college, Mel had been a star in baseball, football, basketball, and track. Upon graduation, he was offered a scholarship to Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While there, he was a Pro-Scouts All-American pick as both safety and cornerback.

Playing career

Mel Blount was the prototype cornerback of his era and a major reason why the Steelers were the dominant team of the National Football League in the 1970s. A third-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, he had ideal size, speed, and quickness, plus the toughness and mental ability to adjust his coverage tactics to rule changes that favored receivers.

A Pro-Scouts All-American as both a safety and cornerback at Southern University, Blount became a starter in the Steelers secondary beginning in 1972. That season, he didn’t allow a single touchdown. A fixture at right cornerback, Mel was equally effective playing either zone or man-to-man defense. Known for his rugged style of play, his specialty was the “bump-and-run” pass defense. Because of his size and speed, he literally overpowered pass receivers.

Midway through his career, however, the rules were changed making such harassment of a receiver illegal. Blount, a native of Vidalia, Georgia, wound up his career with 57 interceptions which he returned for 736 yards and two touchdowns. He intercepted at least one pass in all 14 NFL seasons and led the league in interceptions with 11 in 1975. Blount also was used as a kickoff returner early in his career. He wound up with 36 returns for 911 yards and a 25.3-yard average. He also recovered 13 opponents' fumbles, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

Blount, who was named the NFL's most valuable defensive player in 1975 by the Associated Press, earned all-pro acclaim in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1981. He also was a four-time All-AFC selection and played in five Pro Bowls. His fumble recovery in the 1979 AFC Championship Game led to the Steelers' winning touchdown in a 27-13 victory over the Houston Oilers. A season earlier in Super Bowl XIII, Blount's interception ignited a Pittsburgh drive that resulted in a go-ahead touchdown in a 35-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

After playing

After his career, Mel became the Director of Player Relations for the NFL serving from 1983 to 1990. He also became very active in charity works. He founded the Mel Blount Youth Home, a shelter and Christian mission for victims of child abuse and neglect, in his hometown of Vidalia in 1983. In 1989, he opened a second youth home in Claysville, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
Unlike most of his fellow Steeler teammates that are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Blount's number 47 has remained in circulation with the team since his retirement and has been reissued several times in the preseason. The number is, however, rarely issued in the regular season, but has been issued a few times since.
[edit]Honors

In 1989, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1994, he was named to the NFL's 75th anniversary All-Time team. In 1999, he was ranked number 36 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
[edit]Miscellaneous

Mel Blount has 6 children. One son and two daughters from a previous marriage and three sons from his current marriage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Blount

RuthlessBurgher
07-26-2010, 09:13 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa...li'l doggies...

Monday is Matt Cushing day.

Mel Blount has to wait 'til Tuesday (hush, hush...keep it down now...voices carry).

I know we are all excited with training camp starting at the end of this week :tt2 :tt1 but let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

hawaiiansteel
07-26-2010, 06:34 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa...li'l doggies...

Monday is Matt Cushing day.




didn't we win the Super Bowl in 2005, the first year we didn't have Matt Cushing on the roster? :D

Ozey74
07-27-2010, 03:17 AM
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hawaiiansteel
07-27-2010, 03:47 AM
one of the greatest Steeler safeties ever and what a tremendous draft choice... :tt2

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/images/football/nfl/players/4709.jpg

Scott Shields

Ozey74
07-27-2010, 10:10 AM
one of the greatest Steeler safeties ever and what a tremendous draft choice... :tt2

http://www.billquigley.com/jackassmedia/steeler_goats/2000_season/images/0003_jl2.gif

Scott Shields


Man, your digging deap! :Clap

Ozey74
07-28-2010, 07:19 AM
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The former Reggie Harrison (born January 9, 1951 in Somerville, New Jersey) was a professional American football running back for four seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Cardinals. He has since converted to Islam and changed his name to Kamal Ali Salaam-El.

He is best remembered for blocking a punt in the fourth quarter Super Bowl X against Dallas. The ball went through the end zone for a safety, cutting the Cowboy lead to 10-9. The Steelers went on to win 21-17. He is also well known for being the road roommate of Frenchy Fuqua during his career with the Steelers. The two remain close friends to this day.

Harrison was the Steelers' only healthy running back when the team met the Oakland Raiders in the 1976 AFC championship game. He ran for 44 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers lost to the Raiders 24-7.

RuthlessBurgher
07-28-2010, 11:32 AM
Patrick Bailey before he took Peezy's number (sorry no bikini models in my pic)

http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent//2008/09/19/11/08_CAR_Bailey__96310.jpg

hawaiiansteel
07-28-2010, 03:14 PM
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Bill Walsh #46

Date of birth: September 8, 1927 (age 82)
Place of birth: Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Career information
Position(s): Center
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 3 / Pick: 26

Organizations
As player:
1949-1954 Pittsburgh Steelers

Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 2

Ozey74
07-29-2010, 07:10 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2010, 10:20 AM
Jimmy Allen
Date of birth: March 6, 1952 (1952-03-06) (age 58)
Place of birth: Clearwater, Florida

Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 4 / Pick 100

Organizations
As player:
1974-1977 Pittsburgh Steelers
1978-1981 Detroit Lions

James Allen (born March 6, 1952 in Clearwater, Florida) is a former American football player who was drafted in the 4th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1974 NFL Draft. He played for the Steelers, where he won Super Bowls IX & X, and the Detroit Lions. His nickname during his playing career was "Spiderman." He was the lead singer on the Lions' 1980 recording of Another One Bites the Dust. He is currently homeless and living in Los Angeles, California.

http://caimages.collectors.com/psaimages/10441/81475644/Jim%20Allen.jpg

ColumbusSteelerFan
07-29-2010, 01:38 PM
He was the lead singer on the Lions' 1980 recording of Another One Bites the Dust.

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the early 80s, this was a big hit around town. I still have the 45 of this at home and have the MP3 of this somewhere. If anyone's interested, I'll put it up on here so you can listen to it. Did not know he was homeless now. Very sad.

Ozey74
07-30-2010, 08:17 AM
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Ozey74
07-31-2010, 12:28 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
07-31-2010, 10:21 AM
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George Jones
No. 43
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: December 31, 1973 (1973-12-31) (age 36)
Place of birth: Greenville, South Carolina
High School: Eastside High School
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Debuted in 1997 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1999 for the Cleveland Browns


Career history
As player:

Pittsburgh Steelers (1997)
Jacksonville Jaguars (1998)
Cleveland Browns (1999)

Career highlights and awards
N/A

Career NFL statistics as of 1999
Games played 34
Games started 1
Rushing attempts-yards 119-371
Receptions-yards 17-105
Touchdowns 2


George Dee Jones (born December 31, 1973 in Greenville, South Carolina) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League.

Jones had a rather marginal career during his three seasons in the NFL. He made his NFL debut during the 1997 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as a halfback for most of the season while Tim Lester was on injured reserve. The following season, he was released by the Steelers and moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars before finishing his career with the expansion Cleveland Browns in 1999.[1]

Ozey74
07-31-2010, 11:46 PM
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hawaiiansteel
08-01-2010, 02:11 PM
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Date of birth December 8, 1939 (age 70)
Place of birth Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Running back
College Penn State
NFL Draft 1961 / Round 7
Pro Bowls 1968

Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1961-1970 Pittsburgh Steelers
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1972-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers

Richard John Hoak (born December 8, 1939 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania) is a former running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers — the longest tenured coach in the team's history. He was also a running back with the Steelers (1961-1970) and a noted collegiate player at Penn State.

Coaching career

After a highly successful playing career, Hoak was hired by then-coach Chuck Noll as an offensive backfield coach in 1972, where he would serve for 20 seasons. He passed on the head coaching job with the USFL's Pittsburgh Maulers' when offered it in 1983.

Following Noll's retirement in 1992, his successor, Bill Cowher, immediately named Hoak running backs coach. During his tenure the Steelers have rushed for over 30,000 yards (the only team to do so in this time period) and have led the league in rushing yards three times. On January 1, 2007, Hoak announced his retirement after 45 seasons with the team; 10 as a player, 35 as a coach.

Hoak has the distinction of being the only coach to work for both Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher. At the time of his retirement, he had been a Steeler for 742 of the franchise’s 1,057 games and had been involved in every title game and playoff victory during its 74 seasons.

Professional playing career

Chosen by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 1961 NFL Draft, Hoak had an impressive career, amassing 3,965 rushing yards in 1132 attempts (3.5 avg) with 25 touchdowns. He also caught 146 passes for 1,452 yards (9.9 avg) and 8 touchdowns. He was named to one Pro Bowl and led the team in rushing three times. He retired after the 1970 season as Pittsburghs number 2 all-time rusher, and is currently fifth all time in rushing yards out of all Steelers.
[edit]College career

Hoak played running back at Penn State University from 1958-1961, and was the Nittany Lions' MVP in 1960. He graduated in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in Social Studies.

Personal

Hoak lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Lynn and their three children. He roomed with Jim Ragano his freshman year at Penn St.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Hoak

Ozey74
08-02-2010, 07:44 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
08-02-2010, 01:21 PM
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Ozey74
08-03-2010, 07:37 AM
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RuthlessBurgher
08-03-2010, 10:06 AM
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Myron "Boo" Bell

Ozey74
08-04-2010, 07:31 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!BvUKIB!EWk~$(KGrHqJ,!hwEv1+0E9nqBMEB-SMySg~~_12.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
08-04-2010, 09:17 AM
http://product.images.prosportsmemorabilia.com/33-52/33-52218-F.jpg

Ozey74
08-05-2010, 07:53 AM
http://www.onlinesports.com/images/hcs-1215.gif

RuthlessBurgher
08-05-2010, 10:31 AM
http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Super+Bowl+XLIII+hAF6MZ2rpu6l.jpg

While Carey Davis should be the focus of this picture since we have 38 days to go, I chose it because Tyrone Carter looks like Coolio.

http://clubnotes.pmpblogs.com/files/2009/08/Coolio.jpg

Ozey74
08-06-2010, 12:37 AM
http://www.steelertribute.com/carn.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
08-06-2010, 08:54 AM
http://photos.indystar.com/photos/2009/2/1/219482/show.jpg

Ozey74
08-07-2010, 12:23 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!BnIYCB!CGk~$(KGrHqUH-EMEuIDfVfOoBLiUW7I5Fw~~_12.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
08-07-2010, 11:37 AM
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/3FD78959-86D7-4930-9F97-6FAC3B26DF74/U1405305.jpg

Did you know that in addition to his more familiar #34, Andy Russell also briefly wore #36 early in his career? (kind of like how people forget that Hines was originally assigned #15 before switching to #86...I have the rookie card to prove it!). Anyway, in this picture, Russell is being tackled by Giants' Hall of Famer Frank Gifford.

Ozey74
08-08-2010, 07:39 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!Brph!oQBGk~$(KGrHqEH-EMEvC3J5bO7BL0kLkOU3Q~~_12.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
08-08-2010, 10:16 AM
http://www.skylinepictures.com/Pittsburgh_Steelers_John_Henry_Johnson_Poster_p186 _large.jpg

Ozey74
08-09-2010, 07:33 AM
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/motion/2009/0916/RISE_0909017_Corbin_Rashard.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
08-09-2010, 09:08 AM
For the second time in the last two days...Andy Russell.

http://www.steelcitymafia.com/multimedia/ssp_images/Live_Chat_photos/Russell_Alltime.jpg

Ozey74
08-10-2010, 07:40 AM
http://insidepittsburghsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/issac-redman.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
08-10-2010, 09:05 AM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/the_bonus/10/12/morgan.concussions/p1_hoge_rick_stewart.jpg

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2010, 04:04 PM
http://www.profootballhof.com/assets/photo_galleries/630x536/imac2.jpg


John Fuqua

Date of birth: September 12, 1946 (age 63)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan

Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Morgan State
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 11 / Pick: 273

Organizations
As player:
1969
1970-1976 New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers


John William "Frenchy" Fuqua (born September 12, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League from 1969 to 1976. Fuqua played college football at Morgan State University and was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

The next season, Fuqua was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was while with the Steelers that Fuqua would become part of NFL history as the intended target for Terry Bradshaw's pass that resulted in the Immaculate Reception.

Fuqua nicknamed himself "The French Count". He is remembered for being one of the flashiest dressers in the NFL, and would occasionally appear in public wearing platform shoes having see-through heels that contained water and a live tropical fish selected from his aquarium to match the color of the day's outfit.

Over the course of his career, Fuqua played in 100 games, rushing for 3,031 yards and scoring 24 touchdowns. His best season was in 1970, his first with the Steelers, when he rushed for 691 yards and seven touchdowns. In this season, he set for a then Steelers single-game rushing record of 218 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. This was later surpassed in 2006 by Willie Parker when he gained 223 yards against the Cleveland Browns.

Teammate Franco Harris had his fanclub "Franco's Italian Army", and Fuqua had "Frenchy's Foreign Legion".

In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Immaculate Reception, Fuqua has created a candy bar called the "The Immaculate Confection".

RuthlessBurgher
08-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Go Frenchy!

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/37/377652.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_f3fTVkavMVg/SNjxG70lbnI/AAAAAAAAALc/3CSs7-15DsI/S220/expimpshoesblack.gif

fezziwig
08-10-2010, 07:03 PM
Frency may have looked good in the day but, could you imagine being those fish ?

Ozey74
08-11-2010, 07:30 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/02/!BfTNMwgB2k~$(KGrHqQH-D4ErfWs(fQYBL!uTK)v1Q~~_35.JPG

Ozey74
08-12-2010, 07:29 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BoYYH1!!2k~$(KGrHqMH-C8EuZKlzpQwBLnRh18E1w~~_12.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
08-12-2010, 10:05 AM
http://photos.upi.com/slideshow/lbox/38f3fadfda9a2532a82d3a8358f71cc6/STEELERS-FOOTBALL.jpg

Ozey74
08-13-2010, 07:50 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/296/851/frankpollard_display_image.jpg?1278997127

Frank Pollard (born June 15, 1957 in Clifton, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played running back for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

runningback-1950s-stub Today Mr. Pollard is working at the Methodist Children's Home in Waco Texas. Here he helps boys 13-17 years old realize their dreams.

RuthlessBurgher
08-13-2010, 09:28 AM
http://americalovescountdowns.com/images/alc33_chadscott.jpg

papillon
08-13-2010, 09:45 AM
http://www.skylinepictures.com/Pittsburgh_Steelers_John_Henry_Johnson_Poster_p186 _large.jpg

If JHJ is old school and Rashard is new school, does that make Andy Russell middle school? :P

Pappy

Ozey74
08-13-2010, 11:48 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200808/20080809mfsteelers0808_10_500.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
08-14-2010, 08:26 AM
http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/photos_large/2008/09/14/barry_foster.jpg

hawaiiansteel
08-14-2010, 02:29 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dAd_RHGzUx0/SrGbiDecFsI/AAAAAAAABKA/lNnTt8kklPw/s320/Ron+Johnson.jpghttp://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05k10jO6mgb8s/220x.jpg

Ozey74
08-15-2010, 11:46 AM
http://community.post-gazette.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.PostAttachments/00.00.20.66.68/steelers0903k.jpg_2D00_500x400.jpg

hawaiiansteel
08-15-2010, 03:35 PM
http://www.sportsblink.com/product_images/chris-hope-pittsburgh-steelers-black-jersey-autographed-photograph-3351284.jpg

Ozey74
08-16-2010, 07:42 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!B)(4ty!BGk~$(KGrHqJ,!jgEv1+0By7pBMNMV+wFGg~~_12.J PG

RuthlessBurgher
08-16-2010, 06:29 PM
http://cdn1.ioffer.com/img/item/664/405/96/qSOrq5cnY2ZAZSt.jpg

Ozey74
08-17-2010, 07:27 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!Bt9KwFgEWk~$(KGrHqYH-CYEvrwcUC47BL-TT4k0K!~~_12.JPG

RuthlessBurgher
08-17-2010, 09:31 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/35aky9k.jpg

hawaiiansteel
08-17-2010, 03:08 PM
http://www.shop.sportsworldcards.com/ekmps/shops/sportsworld/images/pittsburgh-steelers-preston-pearson-452-topps-1974-american-football-nfl-trading-card-9212-p.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VFYuAlZ9trY/S4FGXZ2-TfI/AAAAAAAABoI/g4gpG9OineI/s320/1972+Preston+Pearson.JPG