The Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the most storied clubs in NFL history with their introduction to the league dating all the way back to 1933. The Steelers were originally a regional pro team that was established in the early 1920s. Their arrival into the league came under the Pittsburgh Pirates banner.
They are the oldest franchise in the AFC and the 7th-oldest franchise in the NFL. Moreover, the Steelers are amongst the most successful franchises from the modern iteration of the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl titles at 6. What’s more, they have both played in 16 and hosted 11 times more conference championship games than any other team in the league. Chiefly, they lost their most recent championship appearance on February 11th, 2011, at Super Bowl XLV.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently placed atop the AFC North Division and have rounded up a record of 12-3. The team made a huge leap from their 2019 campaign where they finished off the season with an 8-8 record. They became the first NFL team to reach 11-0 to begin the season since the Carolina Panthers in the 2015 season. A Week 13 loss to the Washington Football team halted their streak.
The Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute. The logo contains 3 hypocycloids that indicate steel lightens your work, brightens your day, and widens your world. They also represent the 3 materials used to produce steel: yellow for coal, orange for iron ore, and blue for steel scrap.
Not to mention, the Steelers had to petition the AISI in order to change the word Steel inside the Steelmark to Steelers before the logo was complete. The franchise is also the only NFL team to have their logo on only one side of the helmet.
The Rooney Family have been the majority owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers since the inception of the franchise in 1933. Art Rooney was at the helm of the club in all capacity until his death in 1988. His son Dan Rooney took over as the Team Chairman and owner and front office operations were subsequently passed onto Dan Rooney’s son Art Rooney II following Dan’s death in 2017.
Additionally, the fundamental approach of Rooney’s management through patience and consistency has been a huge attributing factor to their success. Their approach has proven to be rewarding in that all 3 post-AFL-NFL merger era coaches have won at least 1 Super Bowl and 2 AFC championships apiece.
U.S. Steel came out and signed an invested partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the midpoint of the 2019 season. Bet MGM was named as the first gaming partner for the legacy franchise. BetMGM is a leading sports betting and digital gaming company. They operate with the understanding that they are the presenting sponsors of the Steelers kickoff pregame show, which will be titled Steelers kickoff presented by BetMGM.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have also had a multi-year tie-up with Pizza Hut, and they became the 2nd official NFL team to partner-up with the chain establishment joining the Seattle Seahawks. Moreover, the club also has an exclusive association with FanDuel, the fully integrated marketing deal will prominently feature FanDuel at Heinz Field.
|Quarterbacks||7. Ben Roethlisberger |
5. Joshua Dobbs
2. Mason Rudolph
|Running backs||30. James Conner |
26. Anthony McFarland Jr.
38. Jaylen Samuels
24. Benny Snell
44. Derek Watt
|Wide receivers||11. Chase Claypool |
18. Diontae Johnson
14. Ray-Ray McCloud
19. JuJu Smith-Schuster
13. James Washington
|Tight ends||85. Eric Ebron |
89. Vance McDonald
|Offensive linemen||66. David DeCastro |
69. Kevin Dotson
60. J.C. Hassenauer
65. Jerald Hawkins
64. Danny Isidora
76. Chukwuma Okorafor
53. Maurkice Pouncey
78. Alejandro Villanueva
|Defensive linemen||94. Tyson Alualu |
96. Isaiah Buggs
73. Carlos Davis
97. Cameron Heyward
99. Henry Mondeaux
91. Stephon Tuitt
95. Chris Wormley
|Linebackers||92. Olasunkanmi Adeniyi |
27. Marcus Allen
45. Jayrone Elliott
56. Alex Highsmith
49. Cassius Marsh
40. Tegray Scales
90. T.J Watt
98. Vince Williams
51. Avery Williamson
|Defensive backs||25. Antoine Brooks |
37. Jordan Dangerfield
21. Sean Davis
34. Terrell Edmunds
39. Minkah Fitzpatrick
23. Joe Haden
28. Mike Hilton
31. Justin Layne
22. Steven Nelson
42. James Pierre
20. Cameron Sutton
|Special teams||4. Jordan Berry |
9. Chris Boswell
57. Kameron Canaday
The Steelers, the NFL, and the American Heart Association (AHA) partner on a health and fitness program that incorporates physical activity for middle school students into the daily classroom and after-school activities. The Steelers also supports the AHA’s annual heart walk. Additionally, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation seeks to support the Police and Fire departments throughout the U.S.
The franchise is involved with the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund that was established in the memory of the founder. The scholarship annually provides a grant to the Cardinal Wuerl Catholic fund. Not to mention, the scholarship has awarded grants to more than 80 local students since its establishment.
|Owner||The Rooney Family|
|CEO||Art Rooney II|
|Head Coach||Mike Tomlin|
|Location||North Shore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Sponsors||Uber, Pizza Hut, Guardian Protection, U.S Steel, FanDuel, BetMGM, Pepsi Co|
|Championships||League championships (6) |
Super Bowl championships (6)
1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV), 2005 (XL), 2008 (XLIII)
Conference championships (8)
AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010
Division championships (24)
AFC Central: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001
AFC North: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
|Official Website||Pittsburgh Steelers- www.steelers.com|