Pittsburgh Steelers Best Place Kickers in History
Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the oldest in the NFL Franchise history. Having won over 6 super Bowl Championships, the steelers have produced some of the finest Best place Kickers in the history of the Franchise.
List of 5 of the Pittsburgh Steelers Best Place Kickers in History
1. Gary Anderson
Most Steelers fans believe Gary Anderson to be the team’s finest kicker of all time. Anderson made the Pro Bowl three times with the Steelers and was awarded First-Team All-Pro once. He was Pittsburgh‘s team MVP in 1983 and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade teams in both the 1980s and 1990s. He is a member of the Steelers All-Time Team, and his jersey number has been retired.
2. Matt Bahr
Matt Bahr was Pittsburgh’s all-time leading kicker when the Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the final Super Bowl of the 1970s on January 20, 1980. Bahr was on the other side of the Buffalo Bills’ historic loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV 11 years later. While his time in Pittsburgh was brief, Bahr remains a household name among Black and Gold kickers.
3. Jeff Reed
Reed is the Steelers’ second-leading all-time scorer, trailing only Gary Anderson. Reed made 204 field goals on 249 tries for a success rate of 81.9 percent while with Pittsburgh. During his time with the Steelers, he only missed three extra point tries. Reed was flawless on PATs eight times in ten seasons with Pittsburgh. Reed had a good string of 189 consecutive PATs at one point, and that total was 210 if you counted the postseason.
4. Norm Johnson
Johnson led the league in successful field goals with 34 and attempted 41 in his rookie season with the Steelers. He converted all 39 of his extra-point attempts. His success kicking for points earned him a ranking of tenth all-time. During the 1995 Super Bowl run, Johnson hit seven field goals in the three games leading up to the league championship game.
5. Shaun Suisham
Suisham has moved into fifth position all-time among Pittsburgh’s scoring leaders in just five seasons, trailing only Franco Harris, who has 600 points. Suishi may be able to pass Roy Gerela for third all-time before hanging up his cleats, requiring only 187 points to do it.