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Quiz about 1970s Steelers Dynasty Hall of Famers
Quiz about 1970s Steelers Dynasty Hall of Famers

1970s Steelers Dynasty Hall of Famers Quiz


The 1970s Steelers dynasty sent 10 players to the Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. This quiz has one question about each of these men, with minimal statistics. Instead you will see fun, interesting, incredible facts.

A multiple-choice quiz by pointluck. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
pointluck
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
377,148
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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345
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (5/10), Guest 73 (7/10), Guest 199 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Quarterback, #12 Terry Bradshaw led the offense. He was the first player chosen overall in the 1970 draft. What college/university did he attend? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Running back, #32 Franco Harris. In 1972, during a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, Harris caught what is known as "The Immaculate Reception". Which was *NOT* a reason the Raiders gave to dispute this play? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Cornerback, #47 Mel Blount was so effective at disrupting pass routes, the NFL changed the rules of the game. His name was often used when the change was made, referred to as "The Mel Blount Rule". What was the name of this new foul which began in 1978? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Center, #52 Mike Webster played fifteen seasons as a Steeler, one more than Hines Ward. Even though his position as an offensive lineman put him at risk for injury, how many consecutive games did Mike start? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Middle Linebacker, #58 Jack Lambert was very undersized but had a warrior spirit. In Super Bowl X, after the whistle signaled a play over, Lambert grabbed and threw to the ground Cowboy safety Cliff Harris. He gestured to Harris with a thumb raised outside a fist and allegedly stated "Nobody F%&#@ with the Pittsburgh Steelers!" What caused this outburst? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Outside Linebacker, #59 Jack Ham is considered among the best outside linebackers of all time. In his career, he recovered 21 fumbles and intercepted 32 passes. Upon his retirement, this total of 53 takeaways was an NFL record.


Question 7 of 10
7. Defensive Tackle, #75 Joe Greene was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1969 draft. Few would disagree he is the best ever defensive tackle. In the 1975 AFC championship game, Lynn Swann was knocked unconscious after a hit versus the Oakland Raiders. Before anyone else such as trainers, coaches or medical personnel arrived, Joe Greene picked up and carried his fallen teammate off the field. Why did he do this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Wide Receiver, #82 John Stallworth had a huge catch in Super Bowl XIV. The play was named "60-Prevent-Slot-Hook-And-Go". The play scored a 73 yard touchdown and put the Steelers back in the lead. Who were the Steelers' opponents in Super Bowl XIV? They have since moved away, and will soon return. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Wide Receiver, #88 Lynn Swann often made easy catches look difficult and impossible catches look easy. What other field of training did he receive that helped him succeed in football? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Donnie Shell #31 played strong safety. In 1978, against a division rival, he delivered a clean hit on one of the premier running backs of the time. This hit caused a fumble and severely bruised several ribs. Who took the hit from Donnie Shell? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Quarterback, #12 Terry Bradshaw led the offense. He was the first player chosen overall in the 1970 draft. What college/university did he attend?

Answer: Louisiana Tech

The Steelers had won a coin toss for the #1 pick. Both the Steelers and Chicago Bears had miserable 1-13 records in 1969. Bradshaw had a difficult early career due to critical fans, media, and coaching. After his Hall of Fame NFL career, he went on to cover NFL games, first as a color commentator and eventually in studio co-hosting pre and post games shows for CBS and Fox.

He has also appeared in several movies, most notably 2006's "Failure to Launch".
2. Running back, #32 Franco Harris. In 1972, during a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, Harris caught what is known as "The Immaculate Reception". Which was *NOT* a reason the Raiders gave to dispute this play?

Answer: Bradshaw threw the pass after crossing the line of scrimmage

The Steelers were trailing 7-6 with only 22 seconds left and facing fourth down and ten from their own 40 yard line and no timeouts. Bradshaw dropped back for a pass, but the pocket soon collapsed. Ducking Raider tacklers, he threw the ball to running back John "Frenchy" Fuqua. Raiders safety Jack Tatum, Fuqua, and the ball all were in the same place at the same time.

The ball deflected sharply back toward the line of scrimmage. Harris was able to get his hands under the ball, avoid tacklers and score a touchdown.

The only choice not disputed was Bradshaw crossing the line before throwing the pass. He was clearly well behind it. Had the ball touched the ground, it would be incomplete and the Raiders ball on downs. Had McMakin held or only Fuqua touched the ball before Harris, there would have been a penalty and the play nullified.
3. Cornerback, #47 Mel Blount was so effective at disrupting pass routes, the NFL changed the rules of the game. His name was often used when the change was made, referred to as "The Mel Blount Rule". What was the name of this new foul which began in 1978?

Answer: illegal use of hands

With the new rule, a defensive back may only contact a receiver once, and it must be within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Mel retired with 57 interceptions and was named to the "National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team" in 1994.
4. Center, #52 Mike Webster played fifteen seasons as a Steeler, one more than Hines Ward. Even though his position as an offensive lineman put him at risk for injury, how many consecutive games did Mike start?

Answer: 150

In the 21st century, it is rare for any player, especially an offensive lineman, to start more than one season uninterrupted, let alone ten seasons. One must admit the slightly shorter 14 game seasons in the '70s and early '80s, but Mike started many playoff games in that time as well. Tragically, Mike died at the early age of 50, suffering from dementia, amnesia and depression.
5. Middle Linebacker, #58 Jack Lambert was very undersized but had a warrior spirit. In Super Bowl X, after the whistle signaled a play over, Lambert grabbed and threw to the ground Cowboy safety Cliff Harris. He gestured to Harris with a thumb raised outside a fist and allegedly stated "Nobody F%&#@ with the Pittsburgh Steelers!" What caused this outburst?

Answer: Harris mocked placekicker Gerela after a missed field goal

After Gerela missed a routine 36 yard field goal attempt, Harris tapped Gerela on the helmet while saying something insulting. Lambert would not allow this to go without response. He could very well have been ejected or penalized, but the officials let it go, possibly thinking Harris deserved the counterattack. Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope's nickname for Jack Lambert was "Jack Splat".
6. Outside Linebacker, #59 Jack Ham is considered among the best outside linebackers of all time. In his career, he recovered 21 fumbles and intercepted 32 passes. Upon his retirement, this total of 53 takeaways was an NFL record.

Answer: False

It was a record, but only for non-defensive backs (safeties and cornerbacks).
7. Defensive Tackle, #75 Joe Greene was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1969 draft. Few would disagree he is the best ever defensive tackle. In the 1975 AFC championship game, Lynn Swann was knocked unconscious after a hit versus the Oakland Raiders. Before anyone else such as trainers, coaches or medical personnel arrived, Joe Greene picked up and carried his fallen teammate off the field. Why did he do this?

Answer: He wanted to avoid using a timeout for the injury

Lynn Swann said "People always talk about that, saying that Joe must have cared about me a great deal. Joe didn't care about me that much. He just didn't want to waste a time out. Joe was always trying to figure out how to win a ball game".

Abby Mendelson- "The Pittsburgh Steelers" 1996
8. Wide Receiver, #82 John Stallworth had a huge catch in Super Bowl XIV. The play was named "60-Prevent-Slot-Hook-And-Go". The play scored a 73 yard touchdown and put the Steelers back in the lead. Who were the Steelers' opponents in Super Bowl XIV? They have since moved away, and will soon return.

Answer: Los Angeles Rams

John Stallworth was 1 of 4 Steelers drafted in 1974 who eventually made it to the Hall of Fame. Only one other player (Oakland's Dave Casper) from the draft of 1974 made it as well, giving the Steelers 80% of the hall of Famers from 1974's draft. The Steelers HOF picks that year were: 1st round - Lynn Swann (21), 2nd round - Jack Lambert (46), 4th round - John Stallworth (82), 5th round - Mike Webster (125).

The number in parenthesis is the overall pick number.
9. Wide Receiver, #88 Lynn Swann often made easy catches look difficult and impossible catches look easy. What other field of training did he receive that helped him succeed in football?

Answer: Ballet

Lynn ran as a Republican for governor of Pennsylvania in 2006, but lost to Democrat incumbent Ed Rendell.
10. Donnie Shell #31 played strong safety. In 1978, against a division rival, he delivered a clean hit on one of the premier running backs of the time. This hit caused a fumble and severely bruised several ribs. Who took the hit from Donnie Shell?

Answer: Earl Campbell

As you may have noticed, the first nine players in this quiz were listed in numerical order of jersey number. Donnie Shell got enshrined much later than the others. He benefitted from the NFL centennial which called for more players to be honored.

Shell had 51 career interceptions in 201 games from '74 to '87. This is quite high for a strong safety, who is usually more concerned with stopping the running game.
Source: Author pointluck

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