The Steelers selected a ten-year stalwart in the 1980 NFL draft
If you have stuck with us this far, you will undoubtedly notice a common theme among our strongest Steelers players, which is this: Most of them played along the offensive line as was the case with our next strongest player, Craig Wolfley.
As a rookie, Wolfley started zero games, but the following season, he cemented himself as a starter, playing in and starting all sixteen games. Wolfley then proceeded to start every game in which he played from 1981 to 1988.
Also in 1981, Wolfley competed in and placed fifth in the World’s Strongest Man competition. I have watched every World’s Strongest Man since its inception and when I watched the 1981 competition, I was excited and proud to watch Wolfley compete.
Wolfley would also compete with his fellow linemates in the Strongest Man in Pro Football. He once lifted a total of 32,600 pounds. The lifts consisted of the overhead press with a starting weight of 300 pounds, the squat with a starting weight of 700 pounds, the bench press with a starting weight of 400 pounds, and the deadlift with a starting weight of 600 pounds. For someone who was listed at 6′ 1″ and 265 lbs., that total is quite impressive.
Let’s see who comes in at number three on our list.