5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks of all-time
Mel Blount is considered by many to be the top corner to ever play for the Black and Gold, and that is a fair argument. However, he is number two on my list. In my opinion, he was by far the most physical corner to ever play the position in NFL history. Because of him, the NFL changed the rules so corners couldn’t go up and throw receivers onto the ground when the ball was hiked. He was a major part of the 1970s dynasty for the Steelers as he bought into that tough football style the team developed. He was the tough Lone-Ranger cowboy type as he faced off against talented receivers throughout his career.
Blount had his football life with the Steelers last over 14 seasons with the team. It saw Pittsburgh go from a laughing stock of a franchise to the best franchise in sports during that time. He played alongside some of the best players to ever play the game of football but the cowboy stood out amongst his famous peers. He took on his popularity with the fans and everyone adored the physical corner.
During his career, he piled up 189 games started, 57 interceptions, four touchdowns, 13 fumble recoveries, five Pro Bowls, two First-team All-Pros, 1975 AFC and NFL Defensive Player of the Year, four Second-team All-Pros, 1975 NFL interception leader, four Super Bowl Championships, and 1989 Hall of Fame Inductee.