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Rozalyn Williams wrote at 2006-09-20 01:51:30
From 1882-84 my brother John Rodgers did play for the Steelers and that was proably him because that is how he used to autograph pictures with just his number.


Predator wrote at 2007-04-05 04:19:26
Perhaps the 7 is really a 2.  If so, then its John Stallworth, hall-of-famer.  I'd want to hang on to that autograph.


Aaron Smith wrote at 2007-05-28 22:32:33
Nobody with the name John Rodgers is on the Steelers all-time roster.


Paul Bakija wrote at 2008-01-06 05:37:19
John McMakin was a tight end for the Steelers during the early seventies and that number you have on that jersey seems to one that a tight end would have. And John McMakin was a tight end who was involved in the immaculate reception with his illegal block that sprung Franco Harris for the game winning score.


Paul Bakija wrote at 2008-01-06 05:54:45
So sorry, but John McMakin's number is 89. There was an #87 that was Jim Mandich, also a tight end who played with them during the seventies. good luck.


Alisha wrote at 2014-06-16 01:34:23
I believe it may by John Rodgers' as well. I used to work with him at a law firm in Dallas. Great guy! He was always a gentle giant. Later, he told me he played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers for a few years. He brought some stuff to work and showed it to me. I heard he passed away. Knowing him, I also believe that he would sign with his number instead of his name. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to meet and work with John. He had a smile that was like no other! RIP John.


Alisha wrote at 2014-06-16 01:36:46
P.S. John Rodgers told me that he played for the Steelers when they were having a football strike during those years. That may be the reason why he wasn't on the roster (if it makes a difference).


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I am strong in any Pittsburgh Steelers history from the mid 80`s to now. I have been raised a Steelers fan my whole life and have knowledge of the great teams from the 70`s from my father and older brothers. My knowledge on anything before the 70`s is not very good. I do have books and other resorces to help when needed.

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I grew up a Steelers fan. My whole family loves them and I have been raised on them. I have been been watching Steeler games for as long as I can remember. I have not missed a game since 1992, And, I do not plan on missing one any time soon.

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