Carter’s Classroom Classic: The spectacular Stallworth


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John Stallworth and Antonio Brown before a 2014 game at Heinz Field, with Art Rooney II in the background. - AP

The Steelers have the NFL's most Super Bowl championships and, not to be overlooked in any way, the most wide receivers to have won Super Bowl MVP.

That list includes the legend of Lynn Swann from his incredible Super Bowl X performance, Hines Ward from his contributions in Super Bowl XL and Santonio Holmes with his miraculous plays during the final drive to help the Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII.

But left off that list is a player that arguably should have been added to the list for the way he played in both Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV, and that's John Stallworth.

Stallworth was the receiver who worked alongside Swann during the great 1970s run and lasted long after to be the example for future players that came during different eras like Louis Lipps.

Stallworth was the player who set and held the Steelers' all-time receiving yards record with 8,723 until Ward broke it in 2007. Being part of the greatest NFL draft class of all time, when the Steelers drafted Swann, Stallworth Jack LambertMike Webster and would pick up Donnie Shell as an undrafted free agent that season, Stallworth was part of the movement that put the Steelers over the top in the 1970s.

Stallworth was as versatile a receiver as they came, not nearly as flashy as Swann, but silky smooth in how he ran his routes, caught amazing passes and blazed by defenders.

Today we're digging into some old tape on the man who was arguably the Steelers' greatest wide receiver:

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