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Pittsburgh Steelers Football Trivia Questions

Updated on June 15, 2016

Think you know Pittsburgh Steelers football trivia? I’ve put together some sports trivia questions from the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team that I think any football fan would be interested in.

You may find some of these Pittsburgh Steelers trivia questions a little easier than some of the others, but I think you will find all of them to be challenging.


15 correct – You are a serious Pittsburgh Steelers fan. You are awarded two lifetime tickets from every NFL stadium so you will never miss an away game either. (Since we are making all of this up, let’s throw in travel too.)

11-14 correct – You are awarded two lifetime tickets to all home games.

6-10 correct – You get two tickets to this week’s game and show up to the stadium only to find out it’s an away game.

0-5 correct – The team locks you in a locker before the game.

Good luck!

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Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Football Trivia Questions

1. What was the original name of the Pittsburgh Steelers?

2. Who was the only player in Pittsburgh Steelers history to have his jersey retired?

3. What year did Chuck Noll begin coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers?

4. Coach Noll began to rebuild the Steelers through the draft. What future Hall of Famer was his first ever pick?

5. What year did Three Rivers Stadium open?

6. In a playoff game at Three Rivers, the Steelers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 13-7, when Franco Harris made the “Immaculate Reception” in the final minute of play. What year was the “Immaculate Reception”?

7. In 1974, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on to their first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl IX. Which team did they beat?

8. The first half score of that Super Bowl was one of the most unusual ever. What was the half-time score?

9. Who was the MVP of the Pittsburgh Steelers first Super Bowl?

10. During World War II, the Steelers experienced player shortages. They twice merged with other NFL franchises to field a team. What team did they first merge with so they could continue to play?

11. Coach Noll was terrific at spotting talent in the NFL drafts. He took future Hall of Famers "Mean" Joe Greene in 1969, Terry Bradshaw and Mel Blount in 1970, Jack Ham in 1971, Franco Harris in 1972, But in 1974, he pulled off the incredible feat of selecting four future Hall of Famers in one draft year. Name any two of them.

12. Cornerback Mel Blount was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, the same year as what other Steelers' great?

13. What year did the Steelers set a team record by becoming the first AFC team to win fifteen games in the regular season?

14.Terry Bradshaw was the first player selected in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers drew the first pick in the draft after winning a coin flip tiebreaker with another team that had the same 1-13 record the year before. Which team lost the coin flip?

15. Which former Steelers’ player was chosen as Pittsburgh’s defensive coordinator in 1984 and later became a Super Bowl winning head coach?

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1. The Steelers were originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates and were a member of the Eastern Division of the 10-team NFL.

2. Ernie Stautner (Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969) remains the only Steelers player to have his jersey retired. The Steelers retired jersey No. 70 on October 25, 1964.

3. Noll was hired on January 27, 1969.

4. Noll selected defensive tackle Joe Greene with his first choice in 1969.

5. Three Rivers Stadium opened in 1970.

6. The “Immaculate Reception" was made on December 23, 1972.

7. The Pittsburgh defense led the way to a 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

8. The score was 2-0, in favor of Pittsburgh. The only score in the first half was a safety registered by the Steelers’ Dwight White who tackled Vikings' quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety in the second period.

9. Franco Harris was named game MVP. He ran for 158 yards on 34 tries, both new Super Bowl records.

10. During the 1943 season, they merged with the Philadelphia Eagles and were known as the "Steagles."

11. Mike Webster, Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, and Jack Lambert. To date, no other team has ever drafted four future Hall of Famers in one year.

12. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

13. In 2004, the Steelers went 15-1 to become the first AFC team to win fifteen games in the regular season.

14. The Chicago Bears.

15. Tony Dungy was signed as a defensive back by the Steelers, later became defensive coordinator for them and then won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.


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      ThomasRydder 6 years ago

      Great article and some down and dirty trivia :). I read an article about the Steagles, and THAT was when football was freakin' football!!

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      carlos amigo 6 years ago

      did the steelers ever have a left-handed quarterback ?

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      Tammy L 7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Great facts and trivia! I seem to remember a news story a couple of years ago or so concerning the Steelers. The USPS was soliciting votes for a commemorative stamp highlighting the 1970s and the NFL. The two choices were the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers and Monday Night Football. Monday Night Football won.

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      Juggergnost 8 years ago

      Rod Woodson played for the Steelers from 1987-1996. During that time the following players played opposite him as either left or right cornerbacks. Dwayne Woodruff, D.J. Johnson, Deon Figures and Willie Williams.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      smiley 8 years ago

      who were the defensive back that played with rod woodson.starters

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      Juggergnost 9 years ago

      Thanks, Michael!

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      Michael 9 years ago

      Good facts- we will use them at our Super Bowl Party tomorrow.