This... is...Jeopardy! Well, BTSC Steeler Jeopardy. Once again, I put my black-and-gold mind to work and came up with 5 Steelers “answers” from one specific Steelers category. You will be charged with trying to guess the responses in the comment section below.
Remember to always phase your response in the form of a question, and if you don’t know it, you can simply skip it. Keep track and share your scores. A word of warning though, the correct responses are right after each individual wager in blue. Consider this something fun to pass the time until the real news starts!!
Todays Category: Double Dipping Digits
Question: What is No. 21?
Davis, the second round pick of the Steelers in the 2016 draft, started out wearing the No. 28. When Mike Mitchell was not retained following 2017, Joe Haden took the number that he wore in Cleveland since coming into the league. That left No. 21 open for Davis. The most famous No.21 in Pittsburgh history was and will always be Roberto Clemente, the legendary Hall of Famer for the Pirates.
Question: Who is Hines Ward?
It is super hard to think of Ward cracking a defender or scoring a TD in anything but No. 86, but Hines wore the one-five as a rookie in training camp until assuming the numerals tha he’s known for.
Question: Who is Joe Greene?
Just like Hines, it’s hard to think of “Mean Joe” wearing anything but No. 75. Apparently Greene only wore his iconic digits in the preseason of his rookie year. When Ken Kortas was cut before the season opener against Detroit, Equipment Manager Tony Parisi made it so MJG would walk into Pitt Stadium wearing the number he wore in High School and College. In 2014, No. 75 joined Ernie Stautner’s No. 70 to became only the second number retired by the Steelers.
Question: What is No. 79?
Actually, Brown caught the first TD reception in Super Bowl history. It was Franco Harris that would score the first SB TD on a run. After the blocking TE switched to the offensive line in 1977, he continued to wear his new set of numbers until retiring after the 1984 season.
Question: What is No. 26?
Rod Woodson, Deshea Townsend and Le’Veon Bell all wore No. 26 in the Burgh, but so did Preston Pearson starting in 1970. When Rocky Bleier returned from Vietnam with a part of his foot blown off from a grenade, it was unlikely that he would play football again. But Bleier heroically returned to football and the Steelers. With No. 26 being worn by Pearson, Bleier grabbed No. 20 and made it legendary in Pittsburgh.
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