Jack Lambert

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Jack Lambert

John Harold "Jack" Lambert (born July 8, 1952) is a retired Hall of Fame American football player, who played his entire professional career as linebacker for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of four winning Super Bowl teams in his 11 year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is recognized among fans of the team as one of the best players in team history.


  • How lucky I was to have played for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans. A proud, hard-working people, who loves their football, and their players.
    • In his Hall of Fame induction speech. [1]
  • If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player. And you damn well better belive I'd be a Pittsburgh Steeler.
    • In his Hall of Fame induction speech. [2]

About Jack Lambert[edit]

  • He had no teeth, and he was slobbering all over himself. I'm thinking, 'You can have your money back, just get me out of here. Let me go be an accountant." I can't tell you how badly I wanted out of there.
    • Denver rookie QB John Elway, on Jack Lambert, after Lambert and the Steelers knocked Elway out of his first game as a pro (1983). [citation needed]

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