Steelers top 30 moments in franchise history
By Kim Myers
What a catch, again
Jan 30, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Studio photograph of a game ticket from Super Bowl XIV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams played on January 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Garrett Reid-USA TODAY Sports
John Stallworth was one of the Steelers draft class of 1974 that would produce 4 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Steelers drafted Stallworth in the 4th round of the 1974 NFL Draft out of Alabama A&M. Stallworth became a starter for the Steelers at wide receiver in his second year.
Stallworth made an important catch for the Steelers in Super Bowl XIII, making a record-tying 75-yard touchdown grab fromTerry Bradshaw
in the Steelers’ 35-31 win over the Cowboys. But, it was his touchdown reception in Super Bowl XIV that is quite possibly the most memorable of his career.
The Steelers were trailing the Los Angeles Rams 19-17 in the fourth quarter and Bradshaw dropped back and threw it long to Stallworth, who made the grab over his shoulder and beat Rams cornerRod Perry
to the end zone for the 73-yard touchdown that led the way to the 31-19 Steelers win and their fourth Super Bowl Championship.
With those two spectacular catches Stallworth cemented his name in the NFL record books with the highest career yards-per catch average for Super Bowl games (24.4 yards) and highest single-game average of 40.33 yards. Stallworth also holds the NFL record for scoring a touchdown in eight straight playoff games.
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