Quarterback Joe Montana and 12 Pro Football Hall of Famers, five of them from the Pittsburgh Steelers, were named to the silver anniversay Super Bowl team, elected in nationwide fan balloting and announced by the NFL.
Nine Steelers - all members of the team that won four Super Bowls in six years during the 1970s - dominated the squad. The Hall of Fame Steelers elected were defensive tackle Joe Greene, linebackers Jack Lambert and Jack Ham, cornerback Mel Blount and running back Franco Harris.The other Steelers elected were wide receiver Lynn Swann, center Mike Webster, defensive end L.C. Greenwood and safety Donnie Shell. Another Pittsburgh Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw, finished a distant second at quarterback to Montana, one of four San Francisco players selected. Also picked from the 49ers were cornerback Ronnie Lott, wide receiver Jerry Rice and kick returner John Taylor.
The four 49ers and Webster, now with Kansas City, are the only members of the team still active.
Besides the five Steelers, the Hall of Famers elected were Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi; running back Larry Csonka of Miami; tackles Art Shell of the Raiders and Forrest Gregg of Green Bay and Dallas; guard Gene Upshaw of the Raider; linebacker Ted Hendricks of Baltimore and the Raiders; and safety Willie Wood of Green Bay.
Also elected to the offensive unit were tight end Dave Casper of the Raiders and guard Jerry Kramer of Green Bay. Dallas teammates Ed "Too Tall" Jones at end and Randy White at tackle and inside linebacker Mike Singletary of Chicago completed the defense.
Ray Guy of the Raiders was picked at the punter and Jan Stenerud of Kansas City was named the placekicker.
The team, selected from 105 players and coaches nominated by a committee of media and NFL officials who have seen all 24 Super Bowls, will be honored at the silver anniversary game in Tampa Jan. 27.