There's no question who the third greatest running back in Steelers history is

Le'Veon Bell and Willie Park had incredible careers in Pittsburgh, but it's still not close between who ranks number three.

Le'Veon Bell did it all. An outstanding runner who may have better receiving ability than taking it out of the backfield. He's a do-it-all runner, and because of it, he's earned his respect. 

Don't get it wrong, Willie Parker did remarkable things. He's engraved himself in Steelers history, but his short-lived NFL spark isn't enough to compete with Bell's start in Pittsburgh. 

Leaving the question with a simple answer - Le'Veon Bell is the third-greatest running back in Steelers history. Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis reign one and two. And Le'Veon Bell made his way right behind them.

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Steelers1933
Steelers1933

#1 - Franco Harris, #2 - Jerome Bettis, #3 - Rocky Blier, #4 - Le'Veon Bell, #5 - either Willie Parker or Barry Foster

Pensfan1
Pensfan1

How quickly everyone forgets. Steelers have three HOF running backs. Harris, Bettis, and John Henry Johnson yet no one considers his name. Bell is current events and a social disaster. Skill maybe but team focused player? Never. I'd place him Steelers fifth best after all of the above and Ricky Blier. Maybe even lower if I look at all RB the Steelers have had over the years that were team contributors, even if they only gained a yard.

Habes
Habes

Wow! The only explanation for your opinion Noah is your age. Bell and Parker #3 boat SRB? That's a joke! Throw your stats in the trash and watch the film to see what Steeler RB's had the biggest IMPACT during the games of their time. For me it's a no brainer. #1 Bettis, #2 Franco, #3 Rocky. Boom, done. I was there to watch them play in all their games and like most born Steeler fans of my generation, I certainly don't need stats to determine this one.

BGinFl
BGinFl

Where's Bettis?

Steelermoro
Steelermoro

Bell never performed well in the playoffs and was a headache off the field. He wouldn't make my top ten Steelers running back list. Rocky Blier is the third best Steelers running back. I could name 5 more i rate higher. Bell was and is a selfish player. I bet he is out of the league in three years.