5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers of all time

Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann (Photo by Jim Campbell/Getty Images)
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Lynn Swann

Some might see Swann as too low on this list but that just shows you the incredible weapons that the Steelers have had over the years. Swann was an amazing and agile athlete during the Steelers dynasty in the 70s. Swann was well known for his ballet dancing and his ability to translate that grace from the floor to the football field.

Swann was part of the best draft class in NFL history and was able to translate his talents from USC to the Steelers during his eight-year career in the NFL. He showed up in big games and was able to make some of the NFL’s best highlights in the history of the game. Swann never had a 1,000 receiving yard season but he was able to create plays when it mattered most in playoff games and Super Bowls.

Swann would create a Hall of Fame career for himself, even though it took him a while to join many of his teammates in Canton. Swann would add stats over eight seasons with Pittsburgh that included 5,462 receiving yards, sixth all-time on the Steelers receiving the list, 68 receiving touchdowns, First-team All-pro, three Pro Bowls, Super Bowl MVP, four Super Bowl Championships, and 1981 NFL man of the year.