5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers of all time
Ham is one of the unsung heroes of the famous defense during the Steelers 70s dynasty. He played alongside some of the greatest players to ever play the game and would eventually get his own shining moment in Canton.
Many people remember the names of Greene, Lambert, Blount, White, and others but some forget about Ham. He was such a dominant force on that defense and was taken for granted at points in his amazing career with Pittsburgh. His abilities at the outside linebacker position were something truly unique to him and made him special to that already immaculate defense. Ham was fast enough to cover but was big enough to rush the passer as well and disrupt backfields.
Ham saw himself play on an amazing team and one that he would win many championships. Over his 12 year career with the Steelers, Ham started 160 games. The former Nittany Lion would total 32 interceptions, 21 fumble recoveries, two touchdowns, three sacks, four Super Bowl Championships, eight Pro Bowls, six First-team All-Pro selections, 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.