5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers cornerbacks of all-time
Though you could make an argument here, I think Rod Woodson was the best corner that the Steelers ever employed in the team’s history. He played for three other teams during his storied career but his time with Pittsburgh was his best years. It was an odd time for the franchise as they were contenders almost every year but they couldn’t get over the hump. They struggled to win the ultimate prize, a Super Bowl trophy. They had good teams and even had a chance of winning the fabled trophy, only to lose to the Dallas Cowboys.
Woodson was a big part of the defense during his ten-year run in Pittsburgh and he made a huge difference on their defense. It was the first dominant front for the franchise since the Steel Curtain days had ended. The team was coming back from mediocrity and into the spotlight of contention once again. That was due to a big part of Woodson and what he brought to this team.
During his career, he created stats of 125 games started, 38 interceptions, six touchdowns, 13.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, 21 fumble recoveries, seven Pro Bowls, five First-team All-Pros, two Second-team All-Pros, 1993 AFC and NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee.
The Steelers have had many great defenders that have matched up against the opposing receivers for many years. All throughout their history, they have had playmakers at the corner position on their defenses.