The longest standing Steelers individual player and team records
One of the more interesting aspects of Steelers football each season would have to be seeing a club record fall in any of the games.
Such as Ben Roethlisberger setting the Steelers club record for the most games played or Chase Claypool’s rookie record-breaking performance against the Eagles. Each season there are a plethora of Steelers team records that could fall. Interestingly enough, there are numerous Steeler club records, either individual, set by the team or their opponents, that remain unbroken after at least 40 years.
NFL Rushing Leader Drought
The Steelers have had numerous great running backs over the years such as Franco Harris in the 1970s, Jerome Bettis in the 1990s, Willie Parker, and Le’Veon Bell. Oddly not once did any of them lead the NFL in rushing yards. Le’Veon Bell did lead the AFC in rushing yards in 2014 but not the NFL.
Even Barry Foster’s 1,690 rushing yards in 1992 only managed to lead the AFC and not the NFL, although he did lead the NFL in rushing attempts. If you go back several decades, there are two Steelers that at one time did lead the NFL in rushing yards.
1938 Byron “Whizzer” White
It’s hard to think that the “Whizzer” Byron Raymond White, who played only one season with Pittsburgh in 1938, went to Oxford in 1939, played two seasons for the Lions in 1940-1941 then went on to sit on the US Supreme Court as a Justice would have led the league in rushing for the Steelers. However, he did just that in his rookie year. He led the NFL with 567 rushing yards on 152 carries.