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1945 Pittsburgh Steelers

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2-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 79 points (7.9/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 220 points (22.0/g), 8th.
 Differential of -141 points (-14.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.8-9.2.

Coach: Jim Leonard (2-8-0)

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager John Holahan

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 79 1613 523 3.1 29 8 10 96 61 165 652 0 21 4.0 30 358 961 9 2.7 56
Team Defense 220 2991 550 5.4 27 14 3 116 103 187 1617 14 13 8.6 49 363 1374 16 3.8 64
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 5 2 9 9 10 10 7 10 6 6 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 5 3 5 2 9 8 8 10 6 8 6 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Tue September 25 boxscore L 0-1 @ Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 7 28 12 135 113 22 6 10 331 117 214 4
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-2 New York Giants 6 34 12 134 28 106 5 14 337 246 91
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-3 Washington Redskins 0 14 6 119 33 86 2 22 376 227 149 2
3 Sun October 21 boxscore W 1-3 @ New York Giants 21 7 10 224 128 96 11 222 128 94 3
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-4 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 6 10 11 193 133 60 5 3 73 59 14 2
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-5 Philadelphia Eagles 3 45 5 141 108 33 5 12 425 225 200 2
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 2-5 Chicago Cardinals 23 0 4 171 171 1 5 83 26 57 4
7 Sun November 18 boxscore L 2-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 6 30 13 194 52 142 2 15 277 106 171 3
9 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 7 28 9 131 9 122 3 14 525 243 282 2
9 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-8 @ Washington Redskins 0 24 10 156 46 110 1 10 320 211 109 5

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Buss Warren 29 KR/PR/tb 8 4 36 92 39.1 368 0 0.0 10 10.9 47 4.0 -0.9 10.2 46.0 11.8 0 0
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 10 32 31.3 58 0 0.0 2 6.3 32 1.8 -1.0 5.8 14.5 14.6 0 0
Ed Stofko 25 tb 2 1 7 17 41.2 94 0 0.0 4 23.5 26 5.5 -5.1 13.4 47.0 19.9 0 0
Toimi Jarvi 25 1 0 4 10 40.0 50 0 0.0 3 30.0 21 5.0 -8.5 12.5 50.0 16.7 0 0
Al Postus 25 2 0 2 5 40.0 73 0 0.0 1 20.0 52 14.6 5.6 36.5 36.5 47.9 0 0
Jackie Lowther 23 b 2 2 0 4 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 -11.3 0.0 0.0 0 0
Paul Duhart 25 b 2 2 1 3 33.3 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 42.4 0 0
Tony Bova 28 HB 10 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
John Petchel 26 bb 9 2 1 1 100.0 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.9 100.0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 10 61 165 37.0 652 0 0.0 21 12.7 52 4.0 -1.8 10.7 65.2 9.8 0 0
Opp Total 10 103 187 55.1 1617 14 7.5 13 7.0 8.6 7.02 15.7 161.7 80.0 0 0 8.6 7.0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Buss Warren 29 KR/PR/tb 8 4 95 292 2 75 3.1 36.5 11.9 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 291 2 4
John Lucente 23 FB 10 5 82 242 1 18 3.0 24.2 8.2 11 45 4.1 0 23 1.1 4.5 287 1 8
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 57 204 3 32 3.6 51.0 14.3 204 3 1
Art Jones 26 wb 7 2 16 64 0 20 4.0 9.1 2.3 5 8 1.6 0 6 0.7 1.1 72 0 1
George Kiick 28 fb 6 3 15 45 1 9 3.0 7.5 2.5 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.2 -0.3 43 1 0
Jackie Lowther 23 b 2 2 15 54 0 17 3.6 27.0 7.5 54 0 0
Pepper Petrella 25 hb 3 1 15 33 0 11 2.2 11.0 5.0 33 0 2
Ed Stofko 25 tb 2 1 13 -16 0 6 -1.2 -8.0 6.5 -16 0 1
Paul Duhart 25 b 2 2 11 7 1 0 0.6 3.5 5.5 7 1 0
Allen Nichols 29 fb 1 1 10 5 0 9 0.5 5.0 10.0 5 0 1
Toimi Jarvi 25 1 0 9 24 0 11 2.7 24.0 9.0 24 0 0
Tony Bova 28 HB 10 5 6 11 0 5 1.8 1.1 0.6 15 215 14.3 0 52 1.5 21.5 226 0 1
Leon Pense 23 BB 10 8 6 1 0 1 0.2 0.1 0.6 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.1 3.2 33 0 1
Sid Tinsley 25 P 9 0 5 3 0 4 0.6 0.3 0.6 3 0 1
Jack Itzel 21 10 0 4 11 0 5 2.8 1.1 0.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 15 0 0
John Popovich 27 1 0 4 -8 0 4 -2.0 -8.0 4.0 -8 0 1
John Petchel 26 bb 9 2 2 2 0 15 1.0 0.2 0.2 2 25 12.5 0 21 0.2 2.8 27 0 0
Al Postus 25 2 0 2 4 0 12 2.0 2.0 1.0 4 0 0
John Naioti 24 hb 6 1 1 -17 0 -17 -17.0 -2.8 0.2 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.3 2.3 -3 0 1
Morgan Tiller 27 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 146 14.6 0 35 1.0 14.6 146 0 0
Dick Dolly 28 LE 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 122 15.3 0 47 0.8 12.2 122 0 0
Frank Kimble 28 e 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 13 0.2 1.8 16 0 0
Al Olszewski 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 0 22 2.0 28.0 28 0 0
Team Total 25.6 10 368 961 8 75 2.6 96.1 36.8 61 652 10.7 0 52 6.1 65.2 1613 8 26
Opp Total 10 363 1374 16 3.8 137.4 36.3 103 1617 15.7 14 10.3 161.7 2991 30 40

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Buss Warren 29 KR/PR/tb 8 4 13 168 0 20 12.9 5 135 0 33 27.0 594
Pepper Petrella 25 hb 3 1 6 52 0 16 8.7 3 85 0 36 28.3 170
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 5 20 0 6 4.0 3 65 0 35 21.7 289
Art Jones 26 wb 7 2 5 62 0 20 12.4 1 26 0 26 26.0 160
John Lucente 23 FB 10 5 5 102 0 30 20.4 389
Jackie Lowther 23 b 2 2 2 35 0 22 17.5 1 20 0 20 20.0 109
Morgan Tiller 27 10 0 3 47 0 20 15.7 193
Paul Duhart 25 b 2 2 2 49 0 32 24.5 56
Tony Bova 28 HB 10 5 1 24 0 24 24.0 250
George Kiick 28 fb 6 3 1 19 0 19 19.0 62
Leon Pense 23 BB 10 8 1 21 0 21 21.0 54
Joe Pierre 25 RE 10 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
John Popovich 27 1 0 1 39 0 39 39.0 31
Al Postus 25 2 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 18
Glen Stough 24 LT 10 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.6 10 31 337 0 22 10.9 30 662 0 39 22.1 2612
Opp Total 10 42 1185 0 28.2 25 520 0 20.8

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Sid Tinsley 25 P 9 0 57 2308 58 1 40.5
Ben Agajanian 26 K 5 1 4 4 100.0% 2 1 50.0%
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 3 2 66.7% 2 36 36 1 18.0
John Naioti 24 hb 6 1 4 4 100.0%
Ed Stofko 25 tb 2 1 3 109 46 0 36.3
Toimi Jarvi 25 1 0 2 69 38 0 34.5
Jackie Lowther 23 b 2 2 1 0.0% 1 35 35 0 35.0
Team Total 25.6 10 4 4 100.0% 10 7 70.0% 65 2557 58 2 39.3
Opp Total 10 8 5 62.5% 30 25 83.3% 48 904 18.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
John Lucente 23 FB 10 5 0 8 6 16 0
Leon Pense 23 BB 10 8 3 39 0 30 0 0 1 3 0 0
Buss Warren 29 KR/PR/tb 8 4 1 19 0 19 0 0 4 2 9 0
Tony Bova 28 HB 10 5 0 1 3 -4 0
Elmer Merkovsky 28 LG 10 10 0 0 4 -2 0
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 2 47 0 26 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Perko 31 RG 10 10 0 1 2 0 0
Pepper Petrella 25 hb 3 1 1 8 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sid Tinsley 25 P 9 0 1 -2 0 -2 0 0 1 1 -3 0
Ted Doyle 31 RT 10 10 1 50 1 50 0 0 0 1 0 0
Art Jones 26 wb 7 2 1 17 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Naioti 24 hb 6 1 0 1 1 -17 0
Allen Nichols 29 fb 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
John Popovich 27 1 0 0 1 1 -10 0
Ed Stofko 25 tb 2 1 0 1 1 -16 0
Al Wukits 28 c 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
Chuck Cherundolo 29 C 6 5 1 17 0 17 0
Joe Coomer 27 lt 9 5 0 0 1 0 0
Jack Itzel 21 10 0 1 13 0 13 0
Toimi Jarvi 25 1 0 0 0 1 -17 0
John Petchel 26 bb 9 2 1 4 0 4 0
Joe Pierre 25 RE 10 7 0 0 1 0 0
Glen Stough 24 LT 10 5 0 0 1 0 0
Morgan Tiller 27 10 0 0 0 1 23 0
Si Titus 27 c 9 3 0 0 1 11 0
Team Total 25.6 10 13 212 1 50 0 0 26 32 -10 0
Opp Total 10 40 26

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bill Dudley 26 TB 4 4 3 3 2 20
Ben Agajanian 26 K 5 1 1 4 13
John Lucente 23 FB 10 5 1 1 2 12
Buss Warren 29 KR/PR/tb 8 4 2 2 12
Ted Doyle 31 RT 10 10 1 1 6
Paul Duhart 25 b 2 2 1 1 6
George Kiick 28 fb 6 3 1 1 6
John Naioti 24 hb 6 1 4 4
Team Total 25.6 10 8 1 1 10 7 4 79
Opp Total 10 16 14 1 25 5 220