Friday, Feb. 04, 2011

Only One Retired Number

The Steelers may have had many great players, but they've retired only one number: Ernie Stautner's 70. Stautner, a defensive tackle who retired in 1963, missed only six games over the course of his 14-year career with Pittsburgh. But what of Terry Bradshaw's 12? Franco Harris' 32? They're among those that, though not officially retired, out of respect are generally not worn by other Steelers. The Steelers also don't have cheerleaders ... at least, not anymore. In the '60s, they had the Steelerettes.