8 Steelers among 22 Hall of Famers on Super Bowl 50 Golden Team
CANTON, Ohio — Eight Steelers were among the 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers voted to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team.
The squad was selected by voters for the Hall of Fame inductions. It features one player who won five Super Bowl titles, defensive end Charles Haley, and 10 who earned four rings: Jack Lambert, Joe Greene, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Adam Vinatieri, the only unanimous selection and only active player.
And the coach of the team, Chuck Noll, also won four championships with the Steelers.
Also chosen were Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Art Shell, Gene Upshaw, Reggie White, Randy White, Deion Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Forrest Gregg, Ray Guy and Larry Allen.
Others selected were Jay Novacek, Jake Scott, Ray Lewis and Desmond Howard.
Three players also won regular-season MVP awards: Montana, Smith and Taylor.
“The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals,” said Pro Football Hall of Fame executive vice president Joe Horrigan. “Each name conjures up memories of some of the sport's greatest games showcased on its biggest platform: the Super Bowl stage.
“Unforgettable individual performances like Lynn Swann's acrobatic catches in Super Bowl 10 or Joe Montana's come-from-behind winning drive in Super Bowl 23 are forever etched in the collective memories of football fans and celebrated as some of the most inspiring moments in the history of the National Football League.”