The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their color rush and throwback uniforms once each in the 2019 season, the team announced on Tuesday.
The gold-lettered and -numbered color rush uniforms with black pants will be worn during Week 8, when the Steelers host the Miami Dolphins for Monday night football on October 28.
The block-lettered throwbacks that are reminiscent of the uniforms the team wore from the late 1960s until the turn of the century will be worn on Sunday, November, 10, when the Steelers host the Los Angeles Rams.
The Steelers debuted the block throwbacks as part of the 2018 40th anniversary celebration for the team’s Super Bowl XII championship team. They’ll serve a similar role in 2019, as they’ll be worn during the team’s alumni weekend as the Steelers celebrate another 40th anniversary, this time from the Super Bowl XIV-winning team from 1979.
The color rush uniforms were introduced as part of a league-wide initiative in 2016 to coincide with an expanded Thursday Night Football programming lineup. The NFL discontinued the program before the 2018 season, but the Steelers have decided to continue to wear them voluntarily.
The Steelers also announced that they will officially induct their 2019 Hall of Honor class on Monday, September 30 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/18/20
James Conner tested out his injured ankle and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Chase Claypool during practice on Friday, September 18, 2020.
This practice was in preparation for the Steelers week 2 game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Cam Heyward Named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1.
Heyward was honored for installing his first Little Free Library, a book-sharing box placed in underserved communities around the Pittsburgh area.
Congrats to @camheyward on being named Week 1 #CommunityMVP for installing his first Little Free Library. The book-sharing boxes provide 24-7 access to literacy for underserved Pittsburgh communities while honoring the legacy in education of his late grandfather. pic.twitter.com/uKwbnz28A1— NFLPA (@NFLPA) September 18, 2020
Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that “inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”
The installation of the book-sharing boxes marks the launch of the Rufus and Judy Jordan Literacy Project, a new initiative of the Cameron Heyward Foundation that will work to promote children’s literacy and honor his late grandparents, both of whom were lifelong educators in Pittsburgh.
Drafted in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Heyward has spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, and has twice received First-Team All-Pro honors.
Heyward and the Steelers agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million contract extension on Sept. 6 that will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh and make him the highest-paid defense player over the age of 30 in NFL history.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/17/20
The Steelers finally experienced a practice with almost everyone on the roster able to take the field. Only two players did not take part in practice before their week 2 game against Denver.
Alex Highsmith and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out from the rest on Thursday, September 17, 2020.