Steelers dominate NFL's Super Bowl 50 Golden Team


Pittsburgh's NFL franchise dominated the line-up as the NFL's Super Bowl 50 was revealed, with nearly a third of the 23 starters having represented the Steelers.

Coach Chuck Noll was also included in the all-time Super Bowl team chosen by Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors.

All seven of the Steelers picked for the team - "celebrating the best overall career performances in the Super Bowl," the league said - played for Noll in the 1970s: halfback Franco Harris, wide receiver Lynn Swann and center Mike Webster on offense and tackle Joe Greene, linebackers Jack Ham and Jack Lambert and cornerback Mel Blount on defense

"The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals," Pro Football Hall of Fame executive vice president Joe Horrigan said in the league's announcement of the team. 

"Each name conjures up memories of some of the sport's greatest games showcased on its biggest platform, the Super Bowl stage.

"Unforgettable individual performances like Lynn Swann's acrobatic catches in Super Bowl X or Joe Montana's come-from-behind game winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII are forever etched in the collective memories of football fans and celebrated as some of the most inspiring moments in the history of the National Football League."

Pittsburgh Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who also kicked for the Patriots, is the only unanimous selection as well as the only active player to be chosen.

The complete team:

Coach: Chuck Noll


QB: Joe Montana

RB: Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith

WR: Jerry Rice, Lynn Swann

TE: Jay Novacek

OT: Art Shell, Forrest Gregg

G: Gene Upshaw, Larry Allen

C: Mike Webster


DE: Reggie White, Charles Haley

DT: Joe Greene, Randy White

OLB: Lawrence Taylor, Jack Ham

ILB: Jack Lambert, Ray Lewis

CB: Mel Blount, Deion Sanders

S: Ronnie Lott, Jake Scott


K: Adam Vinatieri

P: Ray Guy

PR/KR: Desmond Howard