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1942 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 167 points (15.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 119 points (10.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 48 points (4.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-3.4.

Coach: Walt Kiesling (7-4-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Curt Sandig 24 Rook 8 50 rushes for 116 yards, 3 td, & 6 catches for 103 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 31st pick / 1942
TB Bill Dudley*+ 23 Rook 11 162 rushes for 696 yards, 5 td, & 1 catch for 24 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
FB Dick Riffle 27 4 11 115 rushes for 467 yards, 4 td, & 3 catches for 50 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
BB Vern Martin 22 Rook 11 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1942
LE Tony Bova 25 Rook 10 3 catches for 37 yards, 0 td
LT Elbie Schultz 25 2 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
LG Jack Sanders 25 2 9 New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
C Chuck Cherundolo* 26 5 11
RG Milt Simington* 24 1 11 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 74th pick / 1941
RT John Woudenberg* 24 2 11 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
RE Walt Kichefski 26 2 11 15 catches for 189 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
 Special Teams Starters
K Armand Niccolai 31 8 0 2 of 14 field goals & 9 of 9 extra points
P Curt Sandig 24 Rook 8 37 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 31st pick / 1942
PR Bill Dudley*+ 23 Rook 11 20 punt returns for a 13.6 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
KR Bill Dudley*+ 23 Rook 11 11 kick returns for a 27.1 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Art Albrecht 21 3 0 203 6-1 Wisconsin 12/29/1921 Rook
John Binotto 23 hb 7 1 185 5-10 Duquesne 11/24/1919 Rook
Tony Bova 25 LE 11 10 190 6-1 St. Francis (PA) 8/21/1917 Rook
Tom Brown 21 9 0 216 6-2 William & Mary 5/22/1921 Rook
Chuck Cherundolo* 26 C 11 11 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 5
Russ Cotton 27 11 0 196 6-2 Texas-El Paso 5/24/1915 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 113th pick / 1941
Al Donelli 25 hb 4 1 165 5-7 Duquesne 12/22/1917 1
Ted Doyle 28 11 0 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 4 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Bill Dudley*+ 23 KR 11 11 182 5-10 Virginia 12/24/1919 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
George Gonda 23 hb 5 1 175 5-10 Duquesne 2/23/1919 Rook
Hal Hinte 22 3 0 195 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/25/1920 Rook
Joe Hoague 24 11 0 203 6-2 Colgate 2/8/1918 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 111th pick / 1941
Walt Kichefski 26 RE 11 11 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/17/1916 2 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
Joe Lamas 26 8 0 216 5-10 Mount St. Mary's 1/10/1916 Rook
Hubbard Law 21 11 0 210 6-1 Sam Houston St. 1/27/1921 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 131st pick / 1942
Don Looney 25 e 3 1 182 6-2 TCU 9/2/1917 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 63rd pick / 1940
Vern Martin 22 BB 11 11 195 5-10 Texas 5/2/1920 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1942
Clure Mosher 22 2 0 215 6-1 Louisville 1/11/1920 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 121st pick / 1942
John Naioti 21 1 0 180 5-10 St. Francis (PA) 11/6/1921 Rook
Armand Niccolai 31 K 10 0 226 6-2 Duquesne 11/8/1911 8
Frank Pastin 22 1 0 197 5-10 Waynesburg 12/16/1920 Rook
Dick Riffle 27 FB 11 11 200 6-1 Albright 2/2/1915 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
Mike Rodak 25 bb 5 2 194 5-10 Case Western Reserve 2/11/1917 3
Jack Sanders 25 LG 9 9 219 6-0 SMU 3/10/1917 2 New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
Curt Sandig 24 HB 11 8 170 5-10 Baylor,St. Mary's (TX) 7/12/1918 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 31st pick / 1942
John Schiechl 25 2 0 244 6-3 Santa Clara 8/22/1917 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
Elbie Schultz 25 LT 11 11 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Milt Simington* 24 RG 11 11 217 6-2 Arkansas 8/26/1918 1 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 74th pick / 1941
George Sirochman 24 2 0 215 6-2 Duquesne 3/23/1918 Rook
George Somers 27 11 0 253 6-2 La Salle 10/5/1915 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 64th pick / 1939
Andy Tomasic 23 11 0 175 6-0 Temple 12/10/1919 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 141st pick / 1942
Ralph Wenzel 24 6 0 205 6-0 Tulane 7/22/1918 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1940
John Woudenberg* 24 RT 11 11 226 6-3 Denver,St. Mary's (CA) 5/24/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 47th pick / 1940
Team Total 24.3 11 204.6 6-0.4 1.2