Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
July 8, 1933 as the Pirates

First Season:
1933

Changed Nickname to Steelers:
1940

Stadium:
Heinz Field

Super Bowl Championships:
IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII

AFC Championships:
1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010

AFC Central Division Championships:
1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001

AFC North Division Championships:
 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
641-574-21

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#70 Ernie Stautner
#75 Joe Greene

 

  • First Draft Choice: Bill Shakespeare, B, Notre Dame, 1936.
  • Franchise's Original Name: Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1939).
  • First Regular-Season Game: A 23-2 loss to the New York Giants, 9/20/33.
  • First Regular-Season Touchdown: Martin Kottler returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in a 14-13 victory over the Chicago Cardinals, 9/27/33.
  • First Winning Season: 1942 (7-4).
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 21-0 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Eastern Division Playoff game, 12/21/47.
  • First Super Bowl Appearance: A 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX, 1/12/75.
  • First Pro Bowl Selections: Joe Geri, HB, Jerry Shipkey, LB, and Bill Walsh C, 1951.
  • First All-League Selection: Byron "Whizzer" White, HB, 1938.
  • First Steeler Elected to the Hall of Fame: Art Rooney, Founder/Administrator, 1964.
  • First to Rush for 200 Yards in a Game: John Henry Johnson, 200 yards vs. the Cleveland Browns, 10/10/64.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: John Henry Johnson, 1,141 yards (1962).
  • First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Bobby Layne, 409 yards vs. the Chicago Cardinals, 12/13/58.
  • Most Yards Rushing, Career: Franco Harris, 11,950 yards (1972-1983).
  • Most Yards Passing, Career: Ben Roethlisberger, 39,057 yards (2004-2014).
  • Most Receptions, Career: Hines Ward, 1,000 receptions (1998-2011).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: Gary Anderson, 1,343 points (1982-1994).



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