About Pittsburgh Steelers Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
The Pittsburgh Steelers were formed first as the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 20, 1933. In 1938, they signed Byron White. It was the biggest contract in NFL history. He would later become a Justice in the US Supreme Court. But he only stayed one year in the Steelers. He signed a contract with the Detroit Lions
. During the World War 2 the team experienced a shortage of players. They merged with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943 and Chicago Cardinalsland in 1944.
Our sources pointed out that for the 1969 season, the team hired Chuck Noll as head coach. He made a remarkable feat by picking four future hall-of-famers in one draft year, namely Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert
, John Stallworth and Mike Webster
. By the early 70’s they became a reckoning team being the first NFL team to win 4 Super bowls in six years. Chuck Noll retired in 1992. He was succeeded by Bill Cowher, former coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs
Like his predecessor, Cowher made also a mark as a coach by leading the Steelers in the playoffs for his first six seasons, a feat last made by legendary coach Paul Brown of Cleveland Browns. He used the “Blitzburgh” defense he thought of to surge the Steelers through the Super Bowl XXX. Cowher resigned. After a series of interviews of the Steelers management with prospective coaches, Mike Tomlin emerged as the new coach after Tomlin in not less than a month.
Tomlin was the first African-American coach for the Steelers. Besides from being the youngest NFL team coach with 36 years old, he is also the second African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.
Most popular Pittsburgh Steelers players: Le'Veon Bell
, Jerome Bettis
, Terry Bradshaw
, Antonio Brown
, Bill Cowher
, Joe Greene
, Jack Ham
, Franco Harris
, James Harrison
, Heath Miller
, Troy Polamalu
, Ben Roethlisberger
, Steel Curtain
, Lynn Swann
, Hines Ward
, Rod Woodson