Arriving on the 10 year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Steelers last Super Bowl championship, we take a look at where players from that team find themselves today.
It feels like eternities ago. The year 2008, compared to the almost complete 7 full months of 2018, were much simpler times for us as a civilization. In 2008 we just welcomed president Barack Obama to the white house, the first version of Apple’s iPhone was a mere one years old, and “Low” by T-Pain and Flo Rida ended the year as the #1 song on the Billboard charts.
However, Pittsburgh Steelers fans remember that magical year their team had en route to winning a league record sixth Lombardi trophy, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in one of the greatest games in Super Bowl history. So many great plays from the game come to mind, whether it be James Harrison’s interception return for a touchdown at the end of the first half, or LaMarr Woodley’s strip sack of Kurt Warner to effectively end the game. Yet far and away the most memorable play of the game, and perhaps in franchise history, is undoubtedly Santonio Holmes prying the ball out of the sky behind three defensive players while keeping both feet in-bounds.
As phenomenal as those plays/players are, the entirety of that season is what made the journey so special to watch. Harrison nabbed Defensive Player of the Year honors that season with a franchise record 16 sacks, becoming the first ever un-drafted free agent to win the award. Troy Polamalu made his mark in plenty of games, yet none more special than his interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to seal the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The 2008 Steelers team will forever live in the hearts and minds of fans that bleed black and gold. Names like Polamalu, Miller and Ward are three of the biggest names from that team, making them easy to find and access their happenings today, but what about the rest of the crew? Do you ever wonder what the likes of Jeff Reed and Ike Taylor are up to today?
No worries, as we’ve gathered our resources and tracked down memorable players from that fateful championship run. Let’s take a look at where some of the 2008 Steelers are at, modern-day: