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1946 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-5-1, NFL East Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 136 points (12.4/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 117 points (10.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 19 points (1.7/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-4.5.

Coach: Jock Sutherland (5-5-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Merl Condit 29 6 8 46 rushes for 141 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 33 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1940
TB Bill Dudley 27 4 11 146 rushes for 604 yards, 2 td, & 4 catches for 109 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
FB Tony Compagno 25 Rook 8 67 rushes for 217 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 101 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 197th pick / 1943
BB Charlie Seabright 28 5 7 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 77 yards and 1 td
LE Val Jansante 26 Rook 7 10 catches for 136 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
LT Jack Wiley 26 Rook 8 3 fumbles recovered
LG Ralph Fife 26 4 9
C Chuck Cherundolo 30 9 11
RG Ray Bucek 24 Rook 11 1 fumble recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 19th / 177th pick / 1943
RT Art McCaffray 25 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 4th / 31st pick / 1944
RE Bob Davis 25 Rook 11 1 catch for 13 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Dudley 27 4 11 2 of 7 field goals & 12 of 14 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
P Bill Dudley 27 4 11 60 punts for a 40.1 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
PR Bill Dudley 27 4 11 27 punt returns for a 14.3 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
KR Bill Dudley 27 4 11 14 kick returns for a 20.0 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Ernie Bonelli 27 3 0 194 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/27/1919 1
Tony Bova 29 11 0 190 6-1 St. Francis (PA) 8/21/1917 4
Art Brandau 24 5 0 210 6-2 Tennessee 6/23/1922 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 89th pick / 1945
Ray Bucek 24 RG 11 11 186 6-0 Texas A&M 1/31/1922 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 19th / 177th pick / 1943
Chuck Cherundolo 30 C 11 11 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 9
Johnny Clement 27 11 0 189 6-0 SMU 10/31/1919 5 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1941
Tony Compagno 25 FB 10 8 199 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) 1/29/1921 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 197th pick / 1943
Merl Condit 29 HB 9 8 187 5-11 West Virginia,Carnegie Mellon 3/21/1917 6 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1940
Joe Coomer 28 t 7 3 281 6-6 Austin 9/11/1918 5
Bob Davis 25 RE 11 11 192 5-11 Penn St. 9/26/1921 Rook
Bill Dudley 27 K 11 11 182 5-10 Virginia 12/24/1919 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
Bill Dutton 28 hb 11 3 180 5-10 Pittsburgh 12/9/1918 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1943
Ralph Fife 26 LG 10 9 207 5-11 Pittsburgh 1/26/1920 4
Bill Garnaas 25 qb 10 3 187 5-11 Minnesota 10/8/1921 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 6th / 44th pick / 1944
Walt Gorinski 27 fb 6 1 207 6-1 LSU 12/20/1919 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 17th / 152nd pick / 1943
Sam Gray 27 6 0 195 6-0 Tulsa 1/1/1919 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 12th / 113th pick / 1944
Val Jansante 26 LE 11 7 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
Max Kielbasa 25 2 0 185 6-1 Duquesne 8/23/1921 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 16th / 147th pick / 1943
Earl Klapstein 24 9 0 220 6-0 Pacific 3/8/1922 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 24th / 250th pick / 1944
Steve Lach 26 wb 11 3 210 6-2 Duke 8/6/1920 4 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1942
Frank Mattioli 23 g 11 2 210 6-0 Pittsburgh 2/14/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 14th / 139th pick / 1945
Art McCaffray 25 RT 11 10 190 5-11 Santa Clara,Pacific 12/26/1921 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 4th / 31st pick / 1944
Charley Mehelich 24 de 10 4 199 6-1 Duquesne 8/4/1922 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
Elmer Merkovsky 29 g 4 1 239 6-1 Pittsburgh 4/13/1917 2
John Patrick 28 4 0 202 6-0 Penn St. 1/16/1918 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 101st pick / 1941
John Perko 32 9 0 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 9
Joe Repko 26 9 0 236 6-0 Seton Hall,Boston Col. 3/15/1920 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 12th / 107th pick / 1943
Jim Reynolds 25 2 0 193 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/21/1921 Rook
Cullen Rogers 25 5 0 175 5-10 Texas A&M 5/29/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 16th / 145th pick / 1943
Charlie Seabright 28 BB 10 7 204 6-2 West Virginia 2/13/1918 5
Nick Skorich 25 8 0 197 5-9 Cincinnati 6/26/1921 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 17th / 157th pick / 1943
George Titus 24 11 0 185 5-10 Holy Cross 1/7/1922 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 69th pick / 1944
Andy Tomasic 27 4 0 175 6-0 Temple 12/10/1919 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 141st pick / 1942
Jack Wiley 26 LT 11 8 208 5-11 Waynesburg 4/18/1920 Rook
Team Total 26.4 11 200.8 6-0.0 2.0