Dermontti Dawson was taken in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the successor to Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, and he filled Webster's shoes with self-confidence & assurance. In his rookie year, he played guard alongside Webster, but following Webster's retirement at the end of the season, he was moved to center, where he played for the next 12 years. A life-long Steeler, Dawson was a seven-time Pro Bowler, first-team All-Pro six times, and was named to the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team and Steelers All-Time Team. He was later elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
This black jersey was game worn by Dawson in the 1993 season and shows incredible use. The number "63" is found on the front, back and both shoulders along with "Dawson" sewn onto the nameplate. The jersey has paint transfers, loose threads, abrasions, scuffs and custom hemmed sleeves, as well as 16 team repairs. It has a "93" year and Starter size "50 Long" tags on the front tail. It also has been photo-matched to October 17, 1993 (Getty Image #163483906) and his 1993 Score Select trading card. This amazing jersey comes directly from the Steelers archive and comes with an COA from the Steelers.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives Jerseys will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.