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Walt Kiesling

Walter Andrew Kiesling

Position: G-T
Height: 6-3    Weight: 260 lbs.

Born: March 27, 1903 in St. Paul, MN
Died: March 2, 1962 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Cretin-Derham Hall
College: St. Thomas
1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1966

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1939 36 Pittsburgh Pirates NFL 8 1 6 1 .143 4
1940 37 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 11 2 7 2 .222 4
1941 38 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 4 1 2 1 .333 5
1942 39 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 11 7 4 0 .636 2
1943 40 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers NFL 10 5 4 1 .556 3 co-coach with Greasy Neale
1944 41 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers NFL 10 0 10 0 .000 5 co-coach with Phil Handler
1954 51 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 12 5 7 0 .417 4
1955 52 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 12 4 8 0 .333 6
1956 53 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 12 5 7 0 .417 4
9 yrs 90 30 55 5 .353 0 0 0 4.1
7 yrs PIT 70 25 41 4 .379 0 0 0 4.1
1 yr CRD 10 0 10 0 .000 0 0 0 5.0
1 yr PHI 10 5 4 1 .556 0 0 0 3.0

Games over .500: -25
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1939 PIT 10 8 10 8 9 8 7 10 4 8 7 8 1 6 8 5 10 9 9 8 9 8 10 10 10 6 1 5 6 10 8
1940 PIT 10 8 10 10 10 10 10 8 6 9 10 9 1 8 10 9 8 9 4 7 10 8 8 7 6 3 4 3 4 10 7
1941 PIT 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 7 5 5 4 8 9 10 8 9 10 7 10 9 7 10 9 10 9 1 1 6 7 6
1942 PIT 10 4 3 4 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 2 4 8 10 9 1 9 3 3 6 2 3 3 5 9 3 4 5 5 3
1943 PHI 10 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 1 1 1 2 7 7 5 4 4 4 1 6 4 1 1 8 1 6 5 3 3 4 4
1944 CRD 11 9 10 10 9 8 8 10 6 7 7 7 6 2 6 8 10 9 10 10 7 5 7 10 10 3 4 10 10 8 10
1954 PIT 12 8 4 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 6 10 7 5 8 5 8 8 11 7 2 12 12 8 11 3 1 4 9 2 10
1955 PIT 12 10 12 12 2 6 12 12 8 12 6 12 4 3 3 9 12 3 2 11 12 11 6 4 5 4 1 1 12 12 1
1956 PIT 12 7 3 7 7 10 9 7 10 12 7 12 1 3 7 5 10 11 3 8 2 7 5 5 4 1 2 3 7 5 5
9 yrs %tile 38 41 32 45 39 35 36 57 44 57 43 69 55 39 45 36 34 58 37 45 48 45 42 45 62 86 74 47 44 53
7 yrs PIT 37 40 30 42 35 29 36 51 36 52 36 75 52 34 42 34 30 57 38 42 38 38 48 41 61 92 81 46 41 56
1 yr ARI 27 18 18 27 36 36 18 55 45 45 45 55 91 55 36 18 27 18 18 45 64 45 18 18 82 73 18 18 36 18
1 yr PHI 60 70 60 80 70 70 60 100 100 100 90 40 40 60 70 70 70 100 50 70 100 100 30 100 50 60 80 80 70 70

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1939 36 NFL Pittsburgh Pirates Head Coach
1940 37 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1941 38 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1942 39 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1943 40 NFL Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers Head Coach
1944 41 NFL Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers Head Coach
1954 51 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1955 52 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1956 53 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach