One of the staples of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line this decade, Ramon Foster is a leader and another great Tennessee football story. Undrafted after the 2008 season, Foster signed with the Steelers in 2009, remained on the roster for three years and then became a regular starter by the middle of the 2011 season.
Since then, Foster has been one of the leaders of this franchise. His play as a teammate and his consistency are huge reasons he is still on this list so many years later. And yes, he deserves this recognition.
However, the years are catching up to him a bit. Foster is now 32 years old, and he’ll be 33 this season if the Steelers go deep into the NFL Playoffs. On top of that, he is going to miss four to five weeks due to an injury that required him to be carted off the field.
As a result, how healthy Foster will be to allow him to play at a high level this year is a huge question. But we still don’t question his ability to play or his leadership. So that’s why the 6’5″ 328-pound veteran deserves to keep a spot here.
The guy may not be a Pro Bowler, but he’s a player who consistently delivers for the Steelers when he’s in the game. As a regular contributor over a period of years, we know what he’s going to bring to the table. And that makes him one of the top 10 former Vols in the NFL.