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1948 Pittsburgh Steelers

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4-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 243 points (20.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of -43 points (-3.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.6-7.4.

Coach: John Michelosen (4-8-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: Alliance College (Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 200 3463 776 4.5 46 17 20 210 108 266 1529 8 29 5.7 68 510 1934 17 3.8 122
Team Defense 243 3635 713 5.1 31 18 15 188 149 279 1987 18 13 7.1 83 434 1648 7 3.8 90
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 7 2 7 9 8 9 8 8 4 4 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 4 3 10 5 3 2 5 4 10 7 4 5 2 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 @ Washington Redskins 14 17 23 344 111 233 3 18 399 257 142 1
2 Sun October 3 boxscore W 1-1 Boston Yanks 24 14 24 339 48 291 5 5 137 31 106 2
3 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-1 Washington Redskins 10 7 17 210 113 97 2 15 243 121 122 6
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-2 @ Boston Yanks 7 13 11 205 113 92 7 9 242 162 80 4
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-3 @ New York Giants 27 34 14 287 204 83 5 13 336 192 144 1
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 7 34 15 254 144 110 6 20 334 177 157 3
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-4 Green Bay Packers 38 7 19 301 80 221 3 13 250 152 98 3
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 3-5 Chicago Cardinals 7 24 14 327 186 141 5 18 368 184 184 1
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 3-6 @ Detroit Lions 14 17 22 288 86 202 5 11 192 68 124
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 3-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 17 12 200 113 87 2 15 350 167 183 5
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 4-7 New York Giants 38 28 23 431 165 266 31 463 363 100 3
12 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 31 16 277 166 111 3 20 321 113 208 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 64 137 46.7% 924 5 3.6 17 12.4 66 6.7 1.9 14.4 102.7 41.7 0 0
Johnny Clement 29 tb 5 1 18 58 31.0% 281 3 5.2 7 12.1 39 4.8 0.4 15.6 56.2 25.8 0 0
Joe Gasparella 21 bb 9 3 23 57 40.4% 294 0 0.0 4 7.0 43 5.2 2.0 12.8 32.7 28.0 0 0
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 -11.3 0.0 0.0 0 0
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 3 4 75.0% 30 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 7.5 7.5 10.0 3.0 95.8 0 0
Charley Mehelich 26 LE 12 6 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 108 266 40.6% 1529 8 3.0 29 10.9 66 5.7 1.4 14.2 127.4 30.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 149 279 53.4% 1987 18 6.5 13 4.7 7.1 6.32 13.3 165.6 78.4 0 0 7.1 6.3 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 112 361 1 21 3.2 30.1 9.3 4 55 13.8 0 29 0.3 4.6 416 1 4
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 99 343 2 24 3.5 38.1 11.0 7 93 13.3 0 36 0.8 10.3 436 2 9
Johnny Clement 29 tb 5 1 67 261 2 28 3.9 52.2 13.4 261 2 5
Jerry Shipkey 23 FB 12 4 64 199 8 16 3.1 16.6 5.3 10 106 10.6 0 43 0.8 8.8 305 8 4
George Papach 23 fb 10 3 60 324 2 42 5.4 32.4 6.0 4 72 18.0 1 31 0.4 7.2 396 3 0
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 28 167 1 55 6.0 13.9 2.3 9 138 15.3 2 39 0.8 11.5 305 3 1
Jerry Nuzum 25 hb 10 1 26 109 0 20 4.2 10.9 2.6 2 37 18.5 0 32 0.2 3.7 146 0 4
Tony Compagno 27 fb 12 1 24 101 0 20 4.2 8.4 2.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 105 0 5
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 13 29 0 8 2.2 2.9 1.3 29 0 0
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 13 39 1 8 3.0 7.8 2.6 39 1 1
Paul Davis 23 fb 6 3 2 -1 0 1 -0.5 -0.2 0.3 -1 0 2
Val Jansante 28 le 12 5 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 39 623 16.0 3 66 3.3 51.9 620 3 2
Joe Gasparella 21 bb 9 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.6 0.1 5 0 1
Elbie Nickel 26 RE 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 324 14.7 1 35 1.8 27.0 324 1 2
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 63 7.9 1 16 0.7 5.3 63 1 1
Bob Davis 27 e 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 14 7.0 0 11 0.2 1.2 14 0 1
Team Total 25.7 12 510 1934 17 55 3.8 161.2 42.5 108 1529 14.2 8 66 9.0 127.4 3463 25 43
Opp Total 12 434 1648 7 3.8 137.3 36.2 149 1987 13.3 18 12.4 165.6 3635 25 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 10 133 0 22 13.3 7 122 0 27 17.4 691
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 8 83 0 20 10.4 3 62 0 24 20.7 174
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 1 8 0 8 8.0 9 245 0 55 27.2 669
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 1 15 0 15 15.0 7 158 0 30 22.6 478
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 7 52 0 13 7.4 1 31 0 31 31.0 122
Jerry Nuzum 25 hb 10 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 6 122 0 32 20.3 275
Paul Davis 23 fb 6 3 4 34 0 11 8.5 1 13 0 13 13.0 46
Tony Compagno 27 fb 12 1 4 21 0 9 5.3 126
Jerry Shipkey 23 FB 12 4 2 34 0 20 17.0 339
Bob Davis 27 e 12 4 1 8 0 8 8.0 22
Bill Garnaas 27 6 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Charley Mehelich 26 LE 12 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
George Papach 23 fb 10 3 1 16 0 16 16.0 412
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 67
Steve Suhey 26 g 12 4 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 25.7 12 36 353 0 22 9.8 42 846 0 55 20.1 4662
Opp Total 12 33 1374 1 41.6 35 622 0 17.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 62 2454 66 0 39.6
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 10 4 40.0%% 27 26 96.3%%
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 1 0 0 1 0.0
Team Total 25.7 12 10 4 40.0%% 27 26 96.3%% 63 2454 66 1 39.0
Opp Total 12 16 7 43.8%% 32 30 93.8%% 67 2875 42.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Tony Compagno 27 fb 12 1 7 179 1 82 0 0 5 4 0 0
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 0 9 4 7 0
Jerry Nuzum 25 hb 10 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 4 4 0 0
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 0 4 3 -2 0
Johnny Clement 29 tb 5 1 0 5 2 0 0
Jerry Shipkey 23 FB 12 4 0 4 3 -2 0
Paul Davis 23 fb 6 3 1 7 0 7 0 0 2 3 5 0
Elbie Nickel 26 RE 12 7 0 2 3 5 0
Joe Gasparella 21 bb 9 3 0 1 3 0 0
Val Jansante 28 le 12 5 0 2 1 5 0
Steve Suhey 26 g 12 4 0 1 2 0 0
Bill Cregar 23 RG 12 6 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 0 1 1 0 0
Bryant Meeks 22 c 10 3 0 0 2 0 0
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 1 17 0 11 0 0 0 1 36 1
Carl Samuelson 25 11 0 1 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 1 16 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Frank Wydo 24 RT 12 9 0 0 2 0 0
Bob Davis 27 e 12 4 0 1 0 0 0
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
George Papach 23 fb 10 3 0 0 1 0 0
Hubert Shurtz 25 t 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Sinkovitz 25 lb 9 3 1 65 0 65 0
Jack Wiley 28 lt 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 13 320 1 82 0 0 43 44 54 1
Opp Total 12 29 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 1 2 3 26 4 56
Jerry Shipkey 23 FB 12 4 8 8 48
Val Jansante 28 le 12 5 3 3 18
George Papach 23 fb 10 3 2 1 3 18
Johnny Clement 29 tb 5 1 2 2 12
Ray Evans 26 PR/TB 9 8 2 2 12
Bob Cifers 28 HB/KR/P 12 7 1 1 6
Tony Compagno 27 fb 12 1 1 1 6
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 1 1 6
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 1 1 6
Elbie Nickel 26 RE 12 7 1 1 6
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 1 1 6
Team Total 25.7 12 17 8 1 1 27 26 4 200
Opp Total 12 7 18 1 5 30 7 243

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-26 @ WAS L, 14-17 1 28 rush Johnny Clement 28 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
2 1948-09-26 @ WAS L, 14-17 2 38 pass Joe Glamp 38 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
3 1948-10-03 BOS W, 24-14 2 24 pass Elbie Nickel 24 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
4 1948-10-03 BOS W, 24-14 4 7 pass Charlie Seabright 7 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Joe Glamp kick)
5 1948-10-03 BOS W, 24-14 4 3 rush Norm Mosley 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
6 1948-10-10 WAS W, 10-7 3 3 rush Johnny Clement 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
7 1948-10-17 @ BOS L, 7-13 4 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
8 1948-10-24 @ NYG L, 27-34 1 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush
9 1948-10-24 @ NYG L, 27-34 2 12 pass Val Jansante 12 yard pass from Ray Evans (Joe Glamp kick)
10 1948-10-24 @ NYG L, 27-34 3 66 pass Val Jansante 66 yard pass from Ray Evans (Joe Glamp kick)
11 1948-10-24 @ NYG L, 27-34 3 3 rush Jerry Shipkey 3 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
12 1948-10-31 PHI L, 7-34 2 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
13 1948-11-07 GNB W, 38-7 1 7 pass Val Jansante 7 yard pass from Ray Evans (Joe Glamp kick)
14 1948-11-07 GNB W, 38-7 2 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
15 1948-11-07 GNB W, 38-7 2 14 rush Ray Evans 14 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
16 1948-11-07 GNB W, 38-7 3 55 rush Joe Glamp 55 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
17 1948-11-07 GNB W, 38-7 4 82 interception Tony Compagno 82 yard interception return (Joe Glamp kick)
18 1948-11-14 CRD L, 7-24 1 16 rush Jerry Shipkey 16 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
19 1948-11-21 @ DET L, 14-17 1 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
20 1948-11-21 @ DET L, 14-17 4 2 rush George Papach 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
21 1948-12-05 NYG W, 38-28 1 9 rush Ray Evans 9 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
22 1948-12-05 NYG W, 38-28 2 3 pass Joe Glamp 3 yard pass from Ray Evans (Joe Glamp kick)
23 1948-12-05 NYG W, 38-28 4 2 rush Jerry Shipkey 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
24 1948-12-05 NYG W, 38-28 4 2 rush Bob Cifers 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
25 1948-12-05 NYG W, 38-28 4 36 fumble Gonzalo Morales 36 yard fumble return (Joe Glamp kick)
26 1948-12-12 @ RAM L, 14-31 3 1 rush George Papach 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
27 1948-12-12 @ RAM L, 14-31 4 28 pass George Papach 28 yard pass from Ray Evans (Joe Glamp kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-26 @ WAS W, 17-14 1 22 pass Jim Castiglia 22 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
2 1948-09-26 @ WAS W, 17-14 4 33 fumble Doug Turley 33 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
3 1948-10-03 BOS L, 14-24 1 15 pass Bill Paschal 15 yard pass from Jim Youel (Roy Zimmerman kick)
4 1948-10-03 BOS L, 14-24 2 33 fumble Steve Pritko 33 yard fumble return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
5 1948-10-10 WAS L, 7-10 4 19 pass Hal Crisler 19 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1948-10-17 @ BOS W, 13-7 1 14 fumble Ralph Heywood 14 yard fumble return
7 1948-10-17 @ BOS W, 13-7 4 22 pass Frank Seno 22 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
8 1948-10-24 @ NYG W, 34-27 1 2 rush Joe Sulaitis 2 yard rush (Frank Williams kick)
9 1948-10-24 @ NYG W, 34-27 1 54 kickoff Jim White 54 yard kickoff return
10 1948-10-24 @ NYG W, 34-27 2 49 pass Gene Roberts 49 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Frank Williams kick)
11 1948-10-24 @ NYG W, 34-27 3 34 pass Joe Sulaitis 34 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Frank Williams kick)
12 1948-10-24 @ NYG W, 34-27 4 1 rush Charlie Conerly 1 yard rush (Frank Williams kick)
13 1948-10-31 PHI W, 34-7 2 20 rush Steve Van Buren 20 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
14 1948-10-31 PHI W, 34-7 2 7 pass Jack Ferrante 7 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
15 1948-10-31 PHI W, 34-7 4 55 punt Bosh Pritchard 55 yard punt return (Cliff Patton kick)
16 1948-10-31 PHI W, 34-7 4 18 fumble Bosh Pritchard 18 yard fumble return (Cliff Patton kick)
17 1948-11-07 GNB L, 7-38 4 19 pass Clyde Goodnight 19 yard pass from Jug Girard (Ted Fritsch kick)
18 1948-11-14 CRD W, 24-7 1 42 pass Mal Kutner 42 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
19 1948-11-14 CRD W, 24-7 1 67 punt Charlie Trippi 67 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
20 1948-11-14 CRD W, 24-7 2 8 rush Pat Harder 8 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
21 1948-11-21 @ DET W, 17-14 2 19 pass Bill Dudley 19 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
22 1948-11-21 @ DET W, 17-14 4 28 fumble Bill Dudley 28 yard fumble return (Merv Pregulman kick)
23 1948-11-28 @ PHI W, 17-0 1 5 rush Bosh Pritchard 5 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
24 1948-11-28 @ PHI W, 17-0 2 13 pass Pete Pihos 13 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
25 1948-12-05 NYG L, 28-38 1 6 rush Skippy Minisi 6 yard rush (Len Younce kick)
26 1948-12-05 NYG L, 28-38 3 18 pass Gene Roberts 18 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
27 1948-12-05 NYG L, 28-38 4 11 pass Joe Johnson 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
28 1948-12-05 NYG L, 28-38 4 11 pass Bill Swiacki 11 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Len Younce kick)
29 1948-12-12 @ RAM W, 31-14 2 21 pass Red Hickey 21 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1948-12-12 @ RAM W, 31-14 2 8 pass Frank Hubbell 8 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
31 1948-12-12 @ RAM W, 31-14 3 29 pass Tom Fears 29 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
32 1948-12-12 @ RAM W, 31-14 4 16 pass Dante Magnani 16 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Fred Gehrke kick)