Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Joe Gilliam was the first to experience being a ‘black’ quarterback in the city of Pittsburgh and so much so that Sports Illustrated felt obliged to tell us when it put him on the cover in September of 1974 with the headline; “Pittsburgh’s Black Quarterback.” Yesterday in Pittsburgh, another black quarterback returned to formally announce his retirement after last playing in the National Football League in 2005. Kordell Stewart came back to retire a Steeler yesterday which seemed only right as bizarre as the timing may be. The exciting, the controversial and the polarizing Stewart saw every face of the Steeler Nation during his time here and seemingly has become a better and stronger person for it. My first recollection of Stewart as a player came when he heaved a 74-yard hail mary to teammate Michael Westbrook at the end of the game to defeat Michigan in the Big House sending his Colorado Buffaloes into a frenzy and making 110,000 people turn into a group of silenced monks. Stewart...
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