Pittsburgh Steelers: 15 greatest first-round picks of all-time

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers
Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images) /

Steelers 1970 first-round pick: QB Terry Bradshaw

No. 12 may not be considered the greatest Steelers quarterback of all-time, but without him, Pittsburgh never solidifies a reputation for being one of the NFL’s most respected franchises. Without Chuck Noll taking a chance on the Louisiana Tech star with the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, the Steelers’ legacy is completely different.

Terry Bradshaw‘s NFL career matches any of a quarterback. In addition to his four Super Bowl rings are two Super Bowl MVPs and a league MVP. To round off his résumé, Bradshaw has three Pro Bowl selections, two passing touchdown titles and a 1979 Sportsman of the Year Award.

What Bradshaw did on the field was something special. He has left an indelible mark on the football field for Steelers fans and is one of the greatest winners at the quarterback position in NFL history.

Today, Bradshaw continues to talk sports on FOX and appear at events in Pittsburgh from time to time. Fans love to see his face throughout the city and Heinz Field still fills with No. 12 jerseys on fall Sundays.