Mike Webster

Taken in the fifth round of the 1974 draft by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000055" title="Pittsburgh Steelers" href="/topic/sports/football/pittsburgh-steelers-ORSPT000055.topic">Pittsburgh Steelers</a>, who selected stars such as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT007165" title="Lynn Swann" href="/topic/sports/lynn-swann-PESPT007165.topic">Lynn Swann</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002902" title="Jack Lambert" href="/topic/entertainment/jack-lambert-PECLB002902.topic">Jack Lambert</a>, and John Stallworth earlier in the draft, Webster was just as integral to four <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000004" title="Super Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/super-bowl-EVSPR000004.topic">Super Bowl</a> titles. Webster played in 177 consecutive games and made every snap for six straight seasons. He was selected All-Pro nine times,  to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000032" title="NFL Pro Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/nfl-pro-bowl-EVSPR000032.topic">Pro Bowl</a> nine times,  to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="NFL" href="/topic/sports/football/nfl-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a>’s all-decade teams for the 1970s and 1980s, to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time team, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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( William T. Larkin / Los Angeles Times )

Taken in the fifth round of the 1974 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected stars such as Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, and John Stallworth earlier in the draft, Webster was just as integral to four Super Bowl titles. Webster played in 177 consecutive games and made every snap for six straight seasons. He was selected All-Pro nine times, to the Pro Bowl nine times, to the NFL’s all-decade teams for the 1970s and 1980s, to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time team, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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