Pittsburgh Steelers History

  • Joined NFL

    The Steelers joined the NFL, making them the seventh oldest club.
  • Name change

    Change name from Pirates to Steelers
  • Manpower shortage

    With rosters depleted by the manpower shortage of World War II, Rooney merged the Steelers with the Eagles (Phil-Pitt) in 1943
  • Promotion

    Secondary coach Dick LeBeau was promoted to the position of defensive coordinator
  • New head coach

    Head Coach Chuck Noll took control of the team.
  • AFC Central winners

    The Steelers struggled for their first 40 years without winning a championship of any kind until they won the AFC Central division title.
  • New coach

    Cowher resigned and was replaced by Mike Tomlin, who in his second season led the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIII
  • Wild card team history

    The Steelers became the first wild-card team in history to win three playoff road games and the Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl record

    The Steelers became the first NFL team to capture six Super Bowl titles.
  • Season performance

    Pittsburgh topped that regular-season performance in with 13 wins, which tied with three other teams for the most in the NFL.