Former Pittsburgh Steelers LB and two-time Super Bowl champion, Andy Russell has passed away at the age of 82.

Russell played 12 with the Steelers. He was was a 16th-round draft pick and a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker.

Russell was a first-team AP NFL All-Pro in 1975 and three other times was second-team All-Pro. He was also a member of the Steelers all-time team.

Russell a member of the famed “Steel Curtain” defense. He played on the Steelers Super Bowl IX and X Championship teams.

In a playoff game against the Baltimore Colts in 1975, Russell returned a fumble 93 yards for a touchdown to seal the game.

For his career, Russell had 38 sacks and 18 interceptions in 168 games. He retired after the Steelers lost to Oakland in the 1976 AFC Championship Game.

Russell was part of the inaugural class of the Steelers Hall of Honor. He played his entire career in Pittsburgh.

Cornerback Mel Blount #47, linebacker Andy Russell #34 and defensive lineman Joe Greene #75 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walk on to the field. Photo courtesy of George Gojkovich/Getty Images


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