Pittsburgh Steelers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers
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55. . WR. (1974-82). Lynn Swann. 13. player

Lynn Swann’s entire life has revolved around football, and it’s left him in the history books. A four-time Super Bowl champion, and hero, Swann is remembered in Pittsburgh as one of the greatest wide receivers in black and gold, and in the NFL.

Swann and Stallworth were dominant during the regular season. The duo outplayed any defender, time after time. In just nine NFL seasons, Swann racked up 51 touchdowns and 5,462 receiving yards.

What really made Swann and Stallworth the hall of fame receiving squad they became was the playoffs. No group of receivers came up more clutch in big playoff games than these two. We already talked about Stallworth’s impact during the team’s four Super Bowls, but Swann was right there, too.

He currently owns the Super Bowl record for receiving yards (161) in Super Bowl X. Suffering a concussion that hospitalized him for two days prior to the game, Swann came into the game as a surprise and left as the league’s first wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP.

He paved the way for the rest of the legendary wide receivers to come through Pittsburgh. Without question, Swann has earned his place as one of the all-time greats.