John Stallworth

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Receiver and NFL Hall of Fame Inductee

John Stallworth played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During that time, he caught 537 passes for 8,723 yards and 63 touchdowns, all of which were Steelers team records at the time of his retirement. He played in four Pro Bowls and helped the Steelers triumph in four Super Bowls, scoring the winning touchdown on a 73-yard reception in Super Bowl XIV against the Los Angeles Rams. He was twice named the Steelers’ MVP, and was named All-Pro in 1979 and All-AFC in 1979 and 1984. In 2002, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and in 2017, he was an inaugural inductee into the Pittsburg Steelers Hall of Honor. He became part-owner of the Steelers in 2009.

In 1986, Mr. Stallworth co- founded Madison Research Corporation, a technology and government contracting company with a broad base of U.S. and international customers. He served as president and chief executive officer, growing and expanding the company. By the time Madison Research Corporation was sold in 2006, it had grown to a $62 million operation with 470 employees.

Mr. Stallworth currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of the John Stallworth Foundation, which he established in 1980. The foundation offers tuition assistance for academically gifted freshmen who attend his alma mater, Alabama A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA with a concentration in finance.