Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Teams > Pittsburgh Steelers > 1941 Starters, Roster, & Players

1941 Pittsburgh Steelers

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

1-9-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 103 points (9.4/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (25.1/g), 10th.
 Differential of -173 points (-15.7/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.0-10.0.

Coach: Bert Bell (0-2-0), Aldo Donelli (0-5-0) and Walt Kiesling (1-2-1)

 Training Camp: (Hershey, 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
TB Boyd Brumbaugh 26 3 7 68 rushes for 114 yards, 2 td, & 1 catch for 1 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938
FB Dick Riffle* 26 3 7 109 rushes for 388 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 24 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
BB John Patrick 23 Rook 8 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 12 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 101st pick / 1941
WB Art Jones* 22 Rook 9 62 rushes for 239 yards, 4 td, & 4 catches for 121 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1941
LE George Platukis 26 3 7 2 catches for 15 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
LT Joe Coomer* 23 Rook 6
LG Elbie Schultz 24 1 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
C Chuck Cherundolo* 25 4 9
RG Dick Bassi 26 3 11 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
RT John Woudenberg 23 1 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
RE Joe Wendlick 26 1 6 7 catches for 84 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 47th pick / 1939
 Special Teams Starters
K Armand Niccolai 30 7 0 2 of 4 field goals & 8 of 9 extra points
P Art Jones* 22 Rook 9 47 punts for a 37.7 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1941
PR Art Jones* 22 Rook 9 14 punt returns for a 16.6 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1941
KR Boyd Brumbaugh 26 3 7 11 kick returns for a 24.6 average and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Jay Arnold 29 hb 10 4 210 6-1 Texas 9/9/1912 4
Dick Bassi 26 RG 11 11 214 5-11 Santa Clara 1/1/1915 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
Boyd Brumbaugh 26 KR 10 7 195 5-11 Duquesne 8/24/1915 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938
Chuck Cherundolo* 25 C 11 9 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 4
Joe Coomer* 23 LT 10 6 281 6-6 Austin 9/11/1918 Rook
Les Dodson 25 2 0 180 6-1 Mississippi 4/18/1916 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 121st pick / 1941
Dick Dolly 24 e 9 4 211 6-3 West Virginia 12/12/1917 Rook
Al Donelli 24 7 0 165 5-7 Duquesne 12/22/1917 Rook
Ted Doyle 27 t 9 2 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 3 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Elmer Hackney 25 fb 11 4 205 6-2 Kansas St. 7/8/1916 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 92nd pick / 1940
Red Hickey 24 1 0 204 6-2 Arkansas 2/14/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 41st pick / 1941
Joe Hoague 23 fb 10 1 203 6-2 Colgate 2/8/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 111th pick / 1941
Art Jones* 22 P 11 9 192 6-2 Richmond 6/13/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1941
Royal Kahler 23 9 0 226 6-2 Nebraska 3/22/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 31st pick / 1941
Walt Kichefski 25 re 11 5 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/17/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
Elmer Kolberg 25 4 0 201 6-4 Oregon St. 1/21/1916 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 72nd pick / 1938
Don Looney 24 9 0 182 6-2 TCU 9/2/1917 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 63rd pick / 1940
Frank Maher 23 2 0 195 6-1 Toledo 5/8/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 83rd pick / 1940
Coley McDonough 26 tb 6 1 189 6-1 North Carolina St.,Dayton 10/10/1915 2
Carl Nery 24 11 0 214 6-0 Duquesne 6/17/1917 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1940
Armand Niccolai 30 K 8 0 226 6-2 Duquesne 11/8/1911 7
John Noppenberg 24 b 4 2 196 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/8/1917 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 113th pick / 1940
John Patrick 23 BB 11 8 202 6-0 Penn St. 1/16/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 101st pick / 1941
Rocco Pirro 25 g 11 1 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
George Platukis 26 LE 11 7 196 6-0 Duquesne 3/15/1915 3 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
Dick Riffle* 26 FB 10 7 200 6-1 Albright 2/2/1915 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
Jack Sanders 24 g 11 3 219 6-0 SMU 3/10/1917 1 New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
John Schiechl 24 c 4 2 244 6-3 Santa Clara 8/22/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
Elbie Schultz 24 LG 11 9 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
George Somers 26 lt 10 5 253 6-2 La Salle 10/5/1915 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 64th pick / 1939
Ben Starret 24 4 0 213 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) 11/19/1917 Rook
Joe Wendlick 26 RE 10 6 213 6-0 Oregon St. 12/14/1915 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 47th pick / 1939
Don Williams 22 6 0 210 5-8 Texas 5/23/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 81st pick / 1941
John Woudenberg 23 RT 11 8 226 6-3 Denver,St. Mary's (CA) 5/24/1918 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
Frank Zoppetti 25 4 0 185 5-11 Duquesne 4/15/1916 Rook
Team Total 24.7 11 210.8 6-1.0 1.3