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Maurkice Pouncey, Antonio Brown selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s All-Decade Team

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Brown and Pouncey become the 25th and 26th former Steelers to be placed on any of the all-decade teams

NFL: SEP 24 Steelers at Buccaneers Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Current Pittsburgh Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey and former Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown have both been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decades Team for the 2010s. Any player who earned either an All-Pro or Pro Bowl selection from the years 2010 to 2019 were eligible to be selected.

Drafted by the Steelers as the 18th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the only seasons Maurkice Pouncey has not been selected to the Pro Bowl were when he did not play due to injury in 2013 and 2015. Pouncey was also selected first-team All-Pro in 2011 and 2014.

Former Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown was also selected in the 2010 NFL draft, but was taken in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick. Brown earned seven Pro Bowl selections during his time in Pittsburgh as well as first-team All-Pro four times from 2014 to 2017.

For the first time since the 1950s, the Steelers did not have a defensive player on the all-decade team. The most likely candidate would have been Cameron Heyward who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in the last three seasons and was All-Pro in 2017 and 2019. Unfortunately for Heyward, he was classified as a defensive end for the first seven years of his career which cost him more Pro Bowl selections as he was in the same group as 4-3 edge rusher‘s rather than other interior defensive linemen.

The following is a list of all Pittsburgh Steelers players who have been selected for an all-decade team courtesy of Steelers.com‘s Teresa Varley.

Steelers selected to the Pro Football All-Decade Team through the years

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1930s All-Decade Team

RB Johnny “Blood” McNally

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1940s All-Decade Team

RB Bill Dudley
FB Marion Motley
RB Byron “Whizzer” White

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1950s All-Decade Team

RB Jack Butler
QB Bobby Layne
T Ernie Stautner

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970s All-Decade Team

QB Terry Bradshaw
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert*
WR Lynn Swann
C Mike Webster*
Coach Chuck Noll*

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980s All-Decade Team

K Gary Anderson*
CB Mel Blount
LB Jack Lambert*
C Mike Webster*
Head Coach Chuck Noll*

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990s All-Decade Team

K Gary Anderson*
LB Kevin Greene
LB Levon Kirkland
S Carnell Lake
CB Rob Woodson

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000s All-Decade Team

G Alan Faneca
S Troy Polamalu

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010s All-Decade Team

WR Antonio Brown
C Maurkice Pouncey

* Indicates individual was selected twice

The complete list of the 2010’s all-decade team can be seen below courtesy of profootballhof.com.

OFFENSE

WR – Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones

TE – Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce

T – Jason Peters, Tyron Smith, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas

G – Jahri Evans, Logan Mankins, Zack Martin, Marshal Yanda

C – Alex Mack, Maurkice Pouncey

QB – Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

RBFrank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson

Flex – Darren Sproles

DEFENSE

DE – Calais Campbell, Cameron Jordan, Julius Peppers, J.J. Watt

DT – Geno Atkins, Fletcher Cox, Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh

LB – Chandler Jones, Luke Kuechly, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Bobby Wagner, Patrick Willis

CB – Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman

S – Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle

DB – Chris Harris, Tyrann Mathieu

SPECIAL TEAMS

P – Johnny Hekker, Shane Lechler

K – Stephen Gostkowski, Justin Tucker

PR – Tyreek Hill, Darren Sproles

KR – Devin Hester, Cordarrelle Patterson

COACHES

Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll