It's arguably the greatest play in Super Bowl history. During the last few seconds of the first half of Super Bowl XLIII, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison picked off a Kurt Warner pass and returned it 100-yards for a touchdown. The Steelers went into the locker room leading 17-7. The play, which resulted in a 14-point swing, played a big part in the Steelers winning their sixth Super Bowl title. Pittsburgh was also involved in another famous play, “The Immaculate Reception.” However, that play occurred in the 1972 playoffs against the Oakland Raiders and did not lead to a Super Bowl victory (that was the year the Dolphins went 17-0).
The Steelers were the team of the 1970s winning four Super Bowls during that decade. The team of this era was led by hall of famers Terry Brandshaw, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, "Mean" Joe Greene, Franco Harris, and Lynn Swann. In total, the Steelers have been to eight Super Bowls and 15 AFC Championship Games (as of 2012). Founded in 1933, the Steelers are the oldest AFC team. They are also one of the league's staunchest civil rights advocates. The franchise was the first to hire an African-American assistant coach and African-American coordinator. They were also the first team to start an African-American quarterback. The "Rooney Rule,” which mandates that one minority candidate is interviewed for all head coaching vacancies, is named after the franchise's longtime owner, Dan Rooney. The Steelers are aligned in the North Division with rivals the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cleveland Browns. Due to clashing in three Super Bowls, the Steelers also have a rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers play their home games at Heinz Field.