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1947 Pittsburgh Steelers

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8-4-0, NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 240 points (20.0/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (21.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Jock Sutherland (8-4-0)

 Training Camp: Alliance College (Cambridge Springs, 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 Joe Glamp 26 Rook 5 1 rush for 2 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
TB Johnny Clement 28 6 4 129 rushes for 670 yards, 4 td, & 1 catch for 6 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1941
FB Steve Lach 27 5 8 120 rushes for 372 yards, 8 td, & 11 catches for 77 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1942
BB Charlie Seabright 29 6 12 1 rush for 4 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 16 yards and 0 td
LE Val Jansante 27 1 8 35 catches for 599 yards, 5 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
LT Jack Wiley 27 1 11 2 fumbles recovered
LG Red Moore 25 Rook 12 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
C Chuck Cherundolo 31 10 12
RG Nick Skorich 26 1 6 2 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 17th / 157th pick / 1943
RT Frank Wydo 23 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
RE Bob Davis 26 1 11 5 catches for 145 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Glamp 26 Rook 5 6 of 14 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points
P Bob Cifers 27 1 4 68 punts for a 41.1 average, 2 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
PR Walt Slater 27 Rook 8 28 punt returns for a 15.5 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 37th pick / 1946
KR Walt Slater 27 Rook 8 22 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 37th pick / 1946

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Bova 30 10 0 190 6-1 St. Francis (PA) 8/21/1917 5
Ralph Calcagni 25 9 0 230 6-3 Cornell,Pennsylvania 2/6/1922 1 Boston Yanks / 31st / 324th pick / 1944
Chuck Cherundolo 31 C 12 12 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 10
Bob Cifers 27 P 10 4 201 5-11 Tennessee 9/5/1920 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
Johnny Clement 28 TB 10 4 189 6-0 SMU 10/31/1919 6 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1941
Tony Compagno 26 fb 12 4 199 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) 1/29/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 197th pick / 1943
Bill Cregar 22 11 0 195 5-11 Holy Cross 5/2/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 158th pick / 1947
Bob Davis 26 RE 11 11 192 5-11 Penn St. 9/26/1921 1
Paul Davis 22 5 0 188 6-1 Ohio St.,Otterbein 3/21/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 24th / 218th pick / 1947
Al Drulis 26 b 10 2 193 5-10 Temple 8/30/1921 2 Chicago Cardinals / 27th / 253rd pick / 1943
Bill Garnaas 26 10 0 187 5-11 Minnesota 10/8/1921 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 6th / 44th pick / 1944
Joe Glamp 26 HB 12 5 180 5-11 LSU 5/13/1921 Rook
Sam Gray 28 10 0 195 6-0 Tulsa 1/1/1919 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 12th / 113th pick / 1944
Bill Hornick 28 4 0 207 6-1 Tulane 2/13/1919 Rook
Gene Hubka 23 1 0 175 5-11 Temple,Bucknell 5/18/1924 Rook
Val Jansante 27 LE 12 8 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
Steve Lach 27 FB 12 8 210 6-2 Duke 8/6/1920 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1942
John Mastrangelo 21 rg 11 5 228 6-1 Notre Dame 3/10/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1947
Bryant Meeks 21 8 0 193 6-2 Georgia,South Carolina 1/16/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 49th pick / 1947
Charley Mehelich 25 de 11 4 199 6-1 Duquesne 8/4/1922 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
Red Moore 25 LG 12 12 248 5-11 Penn St. 12/14/1922 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
Gonzalo Morales 25 hb 8 1 185 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 6/10/1922 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 63rd pick / 1945
Elbie Nickel 25 e 11 1 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
John Perko 33 7 0 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 10
Joe Repko 27 8 0 236 6-0 Seton Hall,Boston Col. 3/15/1920 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 12th / 107th pick / 1943
Charlie Seabright 29 BB 12 12 204 6-2 West Virginia 2/13/1918 6
Frank Sinkovitz 24 9 0 218 6-1 Duke 5/20/1923 Rook
Nick Skorich 26 RG 12 6 197 5-9 Cincinnati 6/26/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 17th / 157th pick / 1943
Walt Slater 27 KR 11 8 187 5-11 Tennessee 1/31/1920 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 37th pick / 1946
Paul Stenn 29 rt 11 5 242 6-2 Villanova 7/12/1918 5
Bob Sullivan 23 hb 3 1 191 5-9 Holy Cross,Iowa 12/24/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 13th / 107th pick / 1947
Paul White 26 hb 11 1 183 6-1 Michigan 11/13/1921 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 101st pick / 1944
Jack Wiley 27 LT 11 11 208 5-11 Waynesburg 4/18/1920 1
Frank Wydo 23 RT 12 7 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
Team Total 26.0 12 202.4 6-0.2 1.8