Jersey #64 Steve Furness
Even today, this jersey is best remembered for Steve Furness. With Ernie Holmes gone, the Steelers had other capable players to stick on the defensive line. Furness was one. Furness was one of those great defensive linemen whose career was much better than perhaps it might have been due to the talent surrounding him. He finished with 34.5 sacks, eight fumble recoveries, and four championship rings.
Jersey # 65 Reader's Choice
Another jersey in which no specific names pop out. Perhaps a case could be made from Tom Beasley from 78-83, even then only because he played on two championship teams, not that he was an impactful player. Other than that, it’s a reader's pick to the best player for this number.
Jersey #66 David DeCastro
If David DeCastro had not been drafted by the Steelers this jersey number could have gone to Bruce Van Dyke. DeCastro is certainly one of the best guards to ever play the game, or at least in the last three decades. Again he is a candidate for the Hall of Fame, but like Hines Ward, it could be another one of those painful subs of a deserving Steelers player.
Jersey #67 Kimo Von Oelhoffen
A jersey that was seriously close to being left up to readers. However, Kimo Von Oelhoffen wore the jersey from 2000-2005 and is clearly the best player to ever wear it. Of course, that is in an ironic sense as well. Perhaps it’s because the Steelers poached him as a free agent from Cincinnati.
The Steelers signed him as a free agent and he was another fan favorite. Ironically in the 2005 wild card game, Kimo rolled into Carson Palmer’s knee in the first quarter. Thus the Bengals had to turn to John Kintna. It’s ironic that this occurred, thanks to a former Bengals player.
Nevertheless, even though it was a pure accident, one play put Carson Palmer out of the game and gave the Steelers an easy wildcard win on the road to another Superbowl title. Thus because of that play, you have to give props to Kimo for this Jesery until another great player claims it.