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Mike Webster
Garrett Webster, son of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster, testifies about the NFL retirement and disability program before the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Michael Lewis "Iron Mike" 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.

Mike Webster was regarded as the best center in the Big Ten during most of his career at the University of Wisconsin. 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 and being mentored by veteran Ray Mansfield, Mike 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 Mike 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.

He was also one of the favorite Steelers among his teammates and a great locker room influence to the younger players.Terry Bradshaw was one of his best friends on the team and they had a strong bond on and off the field. So strong on the field Terry would look for Mike after many touchdowns during their career to celebrate.If Terry did not see Mike soon after the touchdown he would yell out "Webster" so they could celebrate together.

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