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Encyclopedia > Mike Webster
Mike Webster
Date of birth March 18, 1952
Place of birth Flag of United States Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Date of death September 24, 2002 (age 50)
Place of death Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Center
College Wisconsin
NFL Draft 1974 / Round 5/ Pick 125
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,
1988
Honors NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time
Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1974-1988
1989-1990
Pittsburgh Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1997

Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. He played his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Iron Mike" anchored the Steelers offensive line in their dynasty era and is considered by some as the best center in NFL history. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tomahawk is a city located in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... 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The 1984 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1984 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1985 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1985 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1986 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1986 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1988 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 7, 1988 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, White, and Gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... 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Football career

Webster was regarded as the best center in the Big Ten during most of his career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At 6-foot-1, 255 pounds, he was drafted in the 5th round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Serving as a backup at center and guard for two years, Webster became the team's starting center in 1976, where he would remain for 150 straight games until 1986. These years included four Super Bowl wins by the Steelers, and Webster and Terry Bradshaw are consequently one of the most well-known center-quarterback pairs in history. Webster was honored as an All-Pro seven times and played in the Pro Bowl nine times. The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Retirement and legacy

Webster was a free agent after the 1988 season. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs, who initially made him an offensive line coach before allowing him to return as the starting center. His career ended after the 1990 season, with a total of 245 games played at center. The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, White, and Gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ...


One of his teammates said he was the prototype center for today's game. Joe Greene remembered when he and Ernie Holmes used to be able to beat him up. They couldn't do that after about 4 years.


While the Steelers do not retire numbers, Webster's #52 has not been reissued by the team since he retired and it is generally understood that no Steeler will ever wear that number in the foreseeable future.


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Post-football life

Webster was a controversial figure due to his tumultuous personal life after his retirement. He is believed to have been legally disabled in 1996, and possibly before, suffering from amnesia, dementia, depression, and acute bone and muscle pain. He lived out of his pickup truck or train stations between Wisconsin and Pittsburgh even though he had friends and former teammates willing to rent apartments for him. He attended his Hall of Fame ceremony in 1997, but disturbed some with a rambling, 20-minute long, incoherent acceptance speech. His wife divorced him six months before his death in 2002. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Amnesia or amnæsia (from Greek ) (see spelling differences) is a condition in which memory is disturbed. ... For other uses, see Dementia (disambiguation). ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck with extended cabin and home-made wooden rack. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Webster is seen as an example of the difficulties American football players suffer when their careers are over. Other players notable for either having retired due to head injuries or having difficult post-career personal lives include Johnny Unitas, Merril Hoge, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Joe Gilliam, Al Toon, and Mike Utley. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002) was a professional American football player in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. ... Merril DuAine Hoge (born January 26, 1965 in Pocatello, Idaho) is a former professional football player. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California, USA) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Joe Gilliam (1950-2000) was an American football player. ... Al Toon is a former American Football wide receiver who played his entire career with the New York Jets of the NFL. Categories: Sports stubs | National Football League players ... Mike Utley (b. ...


Ailments

It is universally believed that Webster's ailments were the result of damage sustained over his playing career, and some doctors estimated he had been in the equivalent of "25,000 automobile crashes" in over 35 years of playing football at various levels. Protective equipment, in particular helmets, was inferior during Webster's time, and defensive players sometimes employed a "head slap" move that was then accepted although illegal. Nicknamed "Iron Mike", Webster's reputation for durability led him to play even though injured. While widely believed to have used them, Webster never admitted to using anabolic steroids at points during his career. Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of muscle tissue and sometimes bone size and strength. ...


Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed in Maryland's U.S. District Court between Webster's estate and the National Football League. Webster's attorneys argue that he was disabled on his retirement, and is owed $1.142 million in disability payments under the NFL's retirement plan. On April 26, 2005, a federal judge ruled that the NFL benefits plan owed Webster's estate $1.18 million in benefits. With the addition of interest and fees, that amount will likely exceed $1.60 million. The NFL appealed the ruling, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, on December 13, 2006 affirmed the Baltimore federal judge's 2005 ruling that the league's retirement plan must pay benefits reserved for players whose disabilities began while they were still playing football. Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Trivia

  • Webster attended St. Clair Bible Chapel in St. Clair, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when it was pastored by Dr. John Hay Munro.
  • In 2004, Rhinelander High School, located in northern Wisconsin (where Webster is an alumni) re-opened its aging football/track complex under the name Mike Webster Stadium.

Rhinelander High School is a high school in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, a small city located in Oneida County. ...

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National Football League | NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team

Terry Bradshaw | Ken Stabler | Roger Staubach | Earl Campbell | Franco Harris | Walter Payton | O.J. Simpson | Harold Carmichael |
Drew Pearson | Lynn Swann | Paul Warfield | Dave Casper | Charlie Sanders | Dan Dierdorf | Art Shell | Rayfield Wright | Ron Yary |
Joe DeLamielleure | John Hannah | Larry Little | Gene Upshaw | Jim Langer | Mike Webster | Carl Eller | L.C. Greenwood | Harvey Martin | Jack Youngblood | Joe Greene | Bob Lilly | Merlin Olsen | Alan Page | Bobby Bell | Robert Brazile | Dick Butkus | Jack Ham | Ted Hendricks | Jack Lambert | Willie Brown | Jimmy Johnson | Roger Wehrli | Louis Wright | Dick Anderson | Cliff Harris | Ken Houston | Larry Wilson |
Garo Yepremian | Jim Bakken | Ray Guy The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Drew Pearson is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... David John Casper (born February 2, 1952, Bemidji, Minnesota) played at the University of Notre Dame, earning him All-American in 1972 and 1973. ... Charles Alvin Sanders (born August 25, 1946, Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Anthony Ronald Ron Yary (born July 16, 1946) in Chicago, IL, and was a former professional American football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Joseph Michael DeLamielleure (born March 16, 1951, Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. ... John Allen Hog Hannah (born April 4, 1951) is an American former football left guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973–1985). ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) was a professional American football player in the National Football League from 1964 through 1979. ... L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Harvey Banks Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; died December 24, 2001) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University(1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is a former American football player and photographer. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former professional American football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings as a member of the Purple People Eaters, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving... Robert Lee Bell, Jr (Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American Football linebacker/defensive end who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Robert Brazile was a linebacker in the NFL. Categories: | ... Dick Buttkiss (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... William Ferdie Brown (Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American Football cornerback and is currently on the staff of the Oakland Raiders. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, USA) was a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Roger Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) was a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole 14-year career with the St. ... Louis Donnel Wright (born January 31, 1953 in Gilmer, Texas) is a former American Football cornerback who played his entire NFL career for the Denver Broncos for 12 seasons from 1975 to 1986. ... Richard Paul Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the American Football Leagues and NFLs Miami Dolphins, where he played for his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... Ken Houston (born November 12, 1944) was an American college and professional football defensive back with a 14 year professional career. ... Lawrence Frank Wilson (born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American football free safety who played for the St. ... Garabed Garo Sarkis Yepremian (born June 2, 1944) is a former National Football League placekicker. ... James LeRoy Bakken (born November 2, 1940, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American football punter and placekicker for the St. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ...


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