2011 Steelers Draft Class: By the Numbers

We don’t yet have football but when we do, the seven newest members of the Steelers will already have their numbers. Wex tweeted the word out earlier this week, and because I have nothing better to do, I took a look back at the Steelers players who previously wore Nos. 35, 39, 40, 54, 62, 65, and 95. (If you’re really bored, the entire list from 0-100, is here.)

Like I said, I have a lot of time on my hands — but there’s more! Where I could find it on the Googles, I included links to those players who first wore these numbers (they have also been memorialized in that snazzy Photoshop above). Enjoy the trip to yesteryear … and while you’re at it pray for a speedy resolution to all this labor silliness.

Baron Batch (’11- )
Dan Kreider (’00-07)
Carlos King (’98)
Fred McAfee (’94)
Delton Hall (’87-91)
Ray Williams (’87r)
Jack Deloplaine (’76-79)
Steve Davis (’72- 74)
Booth Lusteg (’68)
Tom Watkins (’68)
John Henry Johnson (’60-65)
Rudy Hayes (’59)
Paul Younger (’58)
Dick Young (’57)
Charles Shepard (’56)
Sam Pino (’56)
Tom Calvin (’52, ’54-55)
Joe Geri (’49-51)
Bill Dudley (’42)
John Schiehl (’42)
Walt Kiesling (’37)
Ed Karp (’36)
John Blood McNally (’34)

* More on Blood here and here

Cortez Allen (’11- )
Willie Parker (’04-08)
Erik Totten (’02)
Darren Perry (’92-98)
Rick Moser (’79-82)
Sidney Thornton (’78)
Bobby Walden (’68-77)
Larry Krutko (’58-61)
Allan Cann (’58)
Sid Watson (’55-57)
Leo Elter (’54)
Ed Modzelewski (’52)
David Bernard (’42)
George Dobash (’42)
John Perko (’37, 40)
Max Fiske (’36)
Armand Niccolai (’34)

* More on Niccolai here and here

Curtis Brown (’11- )
Patrick Cobbs (’06)
Myron Bell (’94-97, 01)
Stan Smagala (’92)
Richard Shelton (’90)
Eric Wilkerson (’89)
Dan Reeder (’86-87)
Anthony Corley (’84)
Randy Reutershan (’78)
Preston Carpenter (’60-63)
Russ Craft (’54)
George Hughes (’51)
Mike Rodak (’42)
Carl Nery (’40)
Hayden Mayhew (’37)
Rudy Tesser (’34-35)

Chris Carter (’11- )
Andre Frazier (’07-08)
Rian Wallace (’05-06)
Mike Schneck (’99-04)
Donta Jones (’95-98)
Hardy Nickerson (’87-92)
Fred Small (’85)
Craig Bingham (’82-84, 87r)
Zack Valentine (’79-81)
Dave LaCrosse (’77)
Marv Kellum (’74-76)
Doug Fisher (’69-70)
Max Messner (’64-65)
Val Jansante (’46-51)

Keith Williams (’11- )
Justin Hartwig (’08)
Marvin Philip (’06)
Roger Duffy (’98-01)
Tom Myslinski (’96-97)
Todd Kalis (’94)
Tunch Ilkin (’80-92)
Jim Wolf (’74-75)
Ralph Welzel (’66-71)
Mike Sandusky (’57-65)
Art Michalik (’55-57)
Pete Ladygo (’54)
Dick Tomlinson (’51-52)
Steve Suhey (’48-49)

Marcus Gilbert (’11- )
Jeremy Parquet (’07-08)
Rich Tylski (’00-01)
Alan Faneca (’98-99)
John Jackson (’88-97)
Jim Boyle (’87)
Ray Pinney (’85-87)
Tom Beasley (’78-83)
Lloyd Voss (’66-71)
Bob Nichols (’65)
Tom Bettis (’62)
John Nisby (’57-61)
Bob O’Neil (’57)
Ralph Jecha (’56)
Wayne Edmonds (’56)
George Hughes(’51-52, ’54-55)
Louis Allen (’51)
John Mastrangelo (’48)

Cameron Heyward (’11- )
Donovan Woods (’08)
Ryan McBean (’07)
Richard Siegler (’06)
Marquis Cooper (’06)
Alonzo Jackson (’03-04)
Mike Jones (’02)
Greg Lloyd (’88-97)
Jackie Cline (’87)
Xavier Warren (’87)
John Goodman (’81-85)

* More on Goodman here, here, and, of course, here

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  • Anonymous

    I have some vague memory of Alonzo Jackson’s having something to do with number 41. Maybe he wanted it because it was his father’s number or something like that.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UR6KXGPFIFYZSVJNCXCJNHDQJQ Bob Costas

      I have some vague memory of Alonzo Jackson.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UR6KXGPFIFYZSVJNCXCJNHDQJQ Bob Costas

      I have some vague memory of Alonzo Jackson.

  • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

    I thought I remembered Woodley wearing something other than No. 56 during his rookie preseason and I just found this via the P-G from Sept. 4, 2007:

    “The release of center Chukky Okobi opened the door for rookie linebacker LaMarr Woodley to change his uniform number. Woodley wore No. 55 — Joey Porter’s old number — in training camp, but he owned No. 56 throughout high school and his days at Michigan.

    ‘I have to get my older number back,’ Woodley said.

    He wore No. 55 in practice yesterday, but on the new roster is listed as No. 56.”

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    I haven’t heard of almost all of the guys on this list who played before the mid 1980s (with obvious exceptions like JHJ and Blood). Pete Ladygo sounds made up.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    I haven’t heard of almost all of the guys on this list who played before the mid 1980s (with obvious exceptions like JHJ and Blood). Pete Ladygo sounds made up.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    I haven’t heard of almost all of the guys on this list who played before the mid 1980s (with obvious exceptions like JHJ and Blood). Pete Ladygo sounds made up.

  • Dean Keaton

    I didn’t know John Goodman played for the Steelers. Was he married to Roseanne back then?

  • guest

    one small inaccuracy, my grandfather’s name is George DoBosh, not DoBash.  I have recruiting paperwork from 1940′s from the steelers, eagles and lions with correct spelling…he played w/ steelers as #39 in 1942 (before going to WWII).  It is a small matter, but would be nice to see a war hero’s name spelled correctly in the roster.