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Quiz about Black and Gold jersey numbers no longer issued
Quiz about Black and Gold jersey numbers no longer issued

Black and Gold jersey numbers no longer issued Quiz


In 2014, the Steelers retired jersey #75, worn by Joe Greene. It joined #70 (Ernie Stautner) as the only two jersey numbers "officially" retired. There are many other numbers which are no longer issued. This quiz is about the players who wore them.

A multiple-choice quiz by pointluck. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
pointluck
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
381,397
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. This player wore #32, was named a Super Bowl MVP, and caught "The Immaculate Reception". (Raiders fans disagree). Which player had a section of fans known as "The Italian Army"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In Super Bowl XLIII, Steelers linebacker and Kent State Alumnus #92 James Harrison returned an interception 100 yards for a TD to close the first half. Decades earlier, another Steelers Kent State Alumnus linebacker earned awards as NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and later NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Who was #58? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. More than one Steeler wide receiver was named Super Bowl MVP. Some of them are in the Hall of Fame. Number 86 was worn by which "Dancing With the Stars" champion? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Number 47 played fourteen years as a Steeler, won four Super Bowl rings and was named 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The NFL had a new rule made specifically because this Hall of Famer dominated those he defended. Which dynasty Steeler wore #47? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. These two men played side by side for one season. Number 52 Mike Webster left to play for the Chiefs, and #63 Dermontti Dawson just slipped over and took the vacant spot. From 1974 through 2000, these two men held what position on the field? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Gary Anderson was a successful placekicker for the Steelers just after their 70s dynasty era, from 1982 to 1994. He wore Black and Gold for 13 years and played ten more years among four other NFL teams. Though he went to Syracuse University, he was not born in North America. In what country was this Steelers #1 jersey wearer born? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This player was a Steeler for all twelve of his NFL years (2003-2014). He had 32 interceptions, three went for TDs. He had a knack for timing snaps, getting into the offensive backfield and disrupting plays on a regular basis. Who wore #43 and was 2010's NFL Defensive Player of the Year? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This outside linebacker had the most takeaways of any non-defensive back in NFL history. Named all pro six times and pro bowler eight times. He has four rings like most of the dynasty players, but missed Super Bowl XIV due to an injury. Who wore #59? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Number 36 Jerome Bettis became a Steeler in 1996 after three years with the Rams. Among his interesting events were a botched coin toss, what was nearly the most famous fumble in NFL history, and once scoring three touchdowns on five rushing attempts for a combined one yard. The #36 jersey was last worn by Jerome in his hometown during Super Bowl XL. Where was this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw led the team in four Super Bowls, twice named MVP. He wore the most popular number for QBs in his era. Some of his contemporaries with the same number included Joe Namath, Bob Griese, Ken Stabler, Roger Staubach, John Brodie and Doug Williams. Decades later Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady wore the same number. What was this number? Hint



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1. This player wore #32, was named a Super Bowl MVP, and caught "The Immaculate Reception". (Raiders fans disagree). Which player had a section of fans known as "The Italian Army"?

Answer: Franco Harris

Harris was the 13th overall pick in the 1972 NFL draft. He was also NFL Rookie of the Year, gaining 1,055 yards with ten rushing and three receiving TDs. He played all but one of his 13 seasons with the Steelers. When he retired, he was about 200 yards shy of Jim Brown's all time rushing record.
2. In Super Bowl XLIII, Steelers linebacker and Kent State Alumnus #92 James Harrison returned an interception 100 yards for a TD to close the first half. Decades earlier, another Steelers Kent State Alumnus linebacker earned awards as NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and later NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Who was #58?

Answer: Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert was undersized (6'4", 220 lbs.) but played with ferocity. He challenged his defensive teammates to step up after a 1-4 start in 1976. Key offensive players were injured and the defense needed to come through to make the playoffs. The defense allowed only 28 points over the final nine games, producing five shutouts. Lambert played eleven seasons and was among the last of the Steelers with four Super Bowl rings to retire.

He was on the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
3. More than one Steeler wide receiver was named Super Bowl MVP. Some of them are in the Hall of Fame. Number 86 was worn by which "Dancing With the Stars" champion?

Answer: Hines Ward

Ward was the MVP of Super Bowl XL. Hines retired in 2011, having broken just about every Steelers record set by Hall of Famers Swann and Stallworth. He had exactly 1,000 receptions over 14 seasons. Of these 1,000 catches, he only lost six fumbles but scored 85 TDs. Ward was the undisputed most effective downfield blocking receiver in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

After a vicious but legal blind side block broke the jaw of Bengal linebacker Keith Rivers, the NFL instituted rule changes known as the "Hines Ward Rule".
4. Number 47 played fourteen years as a Steeler, won four Super Bowl rings and was named 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The NFL had a new rule made specifically because this Hall of Famer dominated those he defended. Which dynasty Steeler wore #47?

Answer: Mel Blount

Blount is considered among the best cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL. He would smother wide receivers at the line of scrimmage and destroy their routes and timing. The "Illegal use of hands" rule was instituted because Blount was so effective.

The change limited a defender to only contacting a receiver once, and within five yards of the line of scrimmage. It was called the "Mel Blount Rule" by sports journalists. Rod Woodson was the only Steeler CB near Blount in talent. He is also in the Hall of Fame. Both were on the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
5. These two men played side by side for one season. Number 52 Mike Webster left to play for the Chiefs, and #63 Dermontti Dawson just slipped over and took the vacant spot. From 1974 through 2000, these two men held what position on the field?

Answer: Center

Dermontti "Dirt" Dawson played offensive guard beside "Iron Mike" Webster in 1988. Dawson took over the following year and the Steelers had a crucial position covered for 27 years by two Hall of Famers. Both men had impressive starting streaks, 150 games for Webster, 170 for Dawson. Webster was on the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
6. Gary Anderson was a successful placekicker for the Steelers just after their 70s dynasty era, from 1982 to 1994. He wore Black and Gold for 13 years and played ten more years among four other NFL teams. Though he went to Syracuse University, he was not born in North America. In what country was this Steelers #1 jersey wearer born?

Answer: South Africa

Anderson was born in Parys, in the Free State province of South Africa. He was the #2 all time NFL point scorer at the time of his retirement, behind another foreign born kicker, also named Anderson. Morten Anderson of Copenhagen, Denmark has 2,544 career points, with Gary Anderson 110 behind at 2,434. After retiring, Anderson lived in Alberta Canada.
7. This player was a Steeler for all twelve of his NFL years (2003-2014). He had 32 interceptions, three went for TDs. He had a knack for timing snaps, getting into the offensive backfield and disrupting plays on a regular basis. Who wore #43 and was 2010's NFL Defensive Player of the Year?

Answer: Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu had some critical picks in his career. One of the most memorable was in the 2008 AFC Championship Game. First he managed to sack Raven QB Joe Flacco on a fourth and one play while suspended in the air above the offensive and defensive linemen. Later, the Ravens were trailing 16-14, but only needed a field goal drive to take the lead. Troy intercepted a Flacco pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Two weeks later the Steelers would win Super Bowl XLIII.
8. This outside linebacker had the most takeaways of any non-defensive back in NFL history. Named all pro six times and pro bowler eight times. He has four rings like most of the dynasty players, but missed Super Bowl XIV due to an injury. Who wore #59?

Answer: Jack Ham

Jack was a Steeler for all twelve of his NFL years (1971-1982). He always seemed to be in the right place, rarely blowing an assignment. He was on the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. He was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Upon Ham's 1982 retirement, his 53 takeaways (21 fumbles, 32 interceptions) were the most by a non-defensive back in NFL history.
9. Number 36 Jerome Bettis became a Steeler in 1996 after three years with the Rams. Among his interesting events were a botched coin toss, what was nearly the most famous fumble in NFL history, and once scoring three touchdowns on five rushing attempts for a combined one yard. The #36 jersey was last worn by Jerome in his hometown during Super Bowl XL. Where was this?

Answer: Detroit

Bettis fumbled near the end of the divisional playoff game vs. the Colts in the 2005-06 season. A shoestring tackle and a wide field goal attempt preserved the Steelers win. "The Bus" is the only Hall of Fame and/or no longer issued jersey Steeler since the dynasty era to have played for another team BEFORE becoming a Steeler. All the others were Steelers first, with very few leaving the team to play elsewhere.

When Bettis retired, he was the fifth leading rusher in NFL history.
10. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw led the team in four Super Bowls, twice named MVP. He wore the most popular number for QBs in his era. Some of his contemporaries with the same number included Joe Namath, Bob Griese, Ken Stabler, Roger Staubach, John Brodie and Doug Williams. Decades later Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady wore the same number. What was this number?

Answer: 12

Terry was the first overall draft pick in 1970. In 1989, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was his first year of eligibility. He has continued broadcasting games and later NFL studio shows for decades. He has made several appearances in movies.
Source: Author pointluck

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