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Couldn’t spell C-A-T, huh?

Jul 27, 2015; Latrobe, PA, USA; General view as Pittsburgh Steelers helmet sits on the field during training camp at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Some players and people were just made for Pittsburgh. Like Bill Cowher, Jack Lambert, and Jerome Bettis the match between the Steel City and these guys was natural. Other guys weren’t natural Pittsburghers but still remain large parts of the Steelers dynasty and success.

Thanks to a coin-flip the Steelers were able to select Terry Bradshaw with the first pick of the 1970 NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech. Bradshaw would come to be the Steelers franchise passing leader, leading the team to four Super Bowl victories in the 1970s, earning Super Bowl MVP honors in two of the games.

In the midst of his career Bradshaw was eager to prove himself as an offensive and team leader rather than being just the quarterback of a team with a legendary defense and running game. He was labeled as a dumb blonde and even prior to Super Bowl XIII Cowboys linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson mocked Bradshaw by saying, “He couldn’t spell ‘Cat’ if you spotted him the ‘c’ and the ‘a’.”

Bradshaw’s revenge to those comments were going out and throwing 17-of-30 for 318 yards (then Super Bowl record) and four touchdowns in a 35-31 victory for the Steelers over the Cowboys. The performance earned Bradshaw Super Bowl MVP honors, which he would repeated the following year for Super Bowl XIV.

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