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1940 Pittsburgh Steelers

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2-7-2, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 60 points (5.5/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 178 points (16.2/g), 7th.
 Differential of -118 points (-10.7/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.8-10.2.

Coach: Walt Kiesling (2-7-2)

 Training Camp: St. Francis University (Loretto, Pennsylvania)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Lou Tomasetti 24 1 9 68 rushes for 246 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 129 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
TB Billy Patterson 22 1 9 87 rushes for 171 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 17th pick / 1939
FB George Kiick 23 Rook 4 66 rushes for 212 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 22 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1940
BB Hank Bruder 33 9 7 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 49 yards and 0 td
LE George Platukis 25 2 11 15 catches for 290 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
LT Don Campbell 24 1 6
LG Jack Sanders 23 Rook 7 New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
C Ted Grabinski 24 1 9
RG John Perko 26 3 9
RT Armand Niccolai 29 6 11
RE Bill Sortet 28 7 8 7 catches for 112 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Armand Niccolai 29 6 11 6 of 14 field goals & 6 of 6 extra points
P Billy Patterson 22 1 9 43 punts for a 39.4 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 17th pick / 1939
PR Sam Boyd 26 1 0 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 41st pick / 1939
KR Sam Boyd 26 1 0 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 41st pick / 1939

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Sam Boyd 26 KR 3 0 190 6-2 Baylor 8/12/1914 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 41st pick / 1939
Hank Bruder 33 BB 8 7 199 6-0 Northwestern 11/22/1907 9
Boyd Brumbaugh 25 b 8 4 195 5-11 Duquesne 8/24/1915 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938
Frank Bykowski 25 1 0 205 6-0 Purdue 3/24/1915 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1940
Don Campbell 24 LT 11 6 225 6-0 Carnegie Mellon 11/25/1916 1
Merl Condit* 23 hb 10 2 187 5-11 West Virginia,Carnegie Mellon 3/21/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1940
Ted Doyle 26 6 0 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 2 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Ev Fisher 26 4 0 205 5-11 Santa Clara 3/1/1914 2
Clark Goff 23 lt 11 5 225 6-3 Florida 12/6/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1940
Ted Grabinski 24 C 11 9 207 6-2 Duquesne 2/6/1916 1
Pop Ivy 24 4 0 208 6-3 Oklahoma 1/25/1916 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1940
Swede Johnston 30 b 10 3 197 5-10 Marquette,Miami (FL),Elmhurst 3/7/1910 9
Ed Karpowich 28 1 0 220 6-4 Catholic 9/28/1912 4 Pittsburgh Pirates / 8th / 66th pick / 1936
Walt Kichefski 24 e 11 3 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/17/1916 Rook Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
George Kiick 23 FB 11 4 200 6-0 Bucknell 9/5/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1940
John Klumb 24 4 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 1/22/1916 1
Carl Littlefield 24 1 0 200 6-0 Washington St. 8/6/1916 2
Joe Maras 24 2 0 203 6-1 Duquesne 1/19/1916 2 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 81st pick / 1938
Coley McDonough 25 4 0 189 6-1 North Carolina St.,Dayton 10/10/1915 1
Carl Nery 23 g 11 4 214 6-0 Duquesne 6/17/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1940
Armand Niccolai 29 K 11 11 226 6-2 Duquesne 11/8/1911 6
John Noppenberg 23 b 9 4 196 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/8/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 113th pick / 1940
Billy Patterson 22 P 11 9 167 5-10 Baylor 8/28/1918 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 17th pick / 1939
Stan Pavkov 24 g 9 2 212 6-0 Idaho 10/23/1916 1
John Perko 26 RG 11 9 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 3
Rocco Pirro 24 9 0 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
George Platukis 25 LE 11 11 196 6-0 Duquesne 3/15/1915 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
Jack Sanders 23 LG 10 7 219 6-0 SMU 3/10/1917 Rook New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
John Schmidt 22 1 0 210 6-3 Carnegie Mellon 8/12/1918 Rook
Bill Sortet 28 RE 11 8 187 6-1 West Virginia 6/25/1912 7
Frank Sullivan 28 c 9 2 206 6-3 Loyola (LA) 8/16/1912 5
Tommy Thompson 24 qb 11 2 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 Rook
Lou Tomasetti 24 HB 10 9 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
John Woudenberg 22 7 0 226 6-3 Denver,St. Mary's (CA) 5/24/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
John Yurchey 23 1 0 188 5-11 Duquesne 11/12/1917 Rook
Team Total 24.9 11 204.6 6-0.8 1.8