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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Bob Cifers 28 2 7 112 rushes for 361 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 55 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
TB Ray Evans 26 Rook 8 99 rushes for 343 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 93 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1944
FB Jerry Shipkey 23 Rook 4 64 rushes for 199 yards, 8 td, & 10 catches for 106 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
BB Charlie Seabright 30 7 11 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 63 yards and 1 td
LE Charley Mehelich 26 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
LT John Mastrangelo 22 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1947
LG Red Moore 26 1 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
C Chuck Cherundolo 32 11 6
RG Bill Cregar 23 1 6 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 158th pick / 1947
RT Frank Wydo 24 1 9 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
RE Elbie Nickel 26 1 7 22 catches for 324 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Glamp 27 1 2 4 of 10 field goals & 26 of 27 extra points
P Bob Cifers 28 2 7 62 punts for a 39.6 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
PR Ray Evans 26 Rook 8 10 punt returns for a 13.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1944
KR Bob Cifers 28 2 7 9 kick returns for a 27.2 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Chuck Cherundolo 32 C 12 6 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 11
Bob Cifers 28 HB 12 7 201 5-11 Tennessee 9/5/1920 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
Johnny Clement 29 tb 5 1 189 6-0 SMU 10/31/1919 7 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1941
Tony Compagno 27 fb 12 1 199 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) 1/29/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 197th pick / 1943
Bill Cregar 23 RG 12 6 195 5-11 Holy Cross 5/2/1925 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 158th pick / 1947
Bob Davis 27 e 12 4 192 5-11 Penn St. 9/26/1921 2
Paul Davis 23 fb 6 3 188 6-1 Ohio St.,Otterbein 3/21/1925 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 24th / 218th pick / 1947
Ray Evans 26 PR 9 8 195 6-1 Kansas 9/22/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1944
Bill Garnaas 27 6 0 187 5-11 Minnesota 10/8/1921 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 6th / 44th pick / 1944
Joe Gasparella 21 bb 9 3 222 6-4 Notre Dame 2/5/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1948
Joe Glamp 27 K 12 2 180 5-11 LSU 5/13/1921 1
Val Jansante 28 le 12 5 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
Roy Kurrasch 26 9 0 195 6-2 UCLA 10/8/1922 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 68th pick / 1947
John Mastrangelo 22 LT 12 7 228 6-1 Notre Dame 3/10/1926 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1947
Bryant Meeks 22 c 10 3 193 6-2 Georgia,South Carolina 1/16/1926 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 49th pick / 1947
Charley Mehelich 26 LE 12 6 199 6-1 Duquesne 8/4/1922 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
Red Moore 26 LG 12 12 248 5-11 Penn St. 12/14/1922 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
Gonzalo Morales 26 hb 10 3 185 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 6/10/1922 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 63rd pick / 1945
Norm Mosley 26 tb 5 1 185 5-9 Alabama 1/4/1922 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 23rd / 239th pick / 1945
Elbie Nickel 26 RE 12 7 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
Leo Nobile 26 g 12 1 213 5-10 Penn St. 9/22/1922 1
Jerry Nuzum 25 hb 10 1 199 6-1 New Mexico St. 9/8/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1948
George Papach 23 fb 10 3 208 6-2 Purdue 4/27/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1948
Ed Ryan 23 e 9 2 215 6-2 British Columbia,St. Mary's (CA) 12/29/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 73rd pick / 1948
Carl Samuelson 25 11 0 250 6-4 Nebraska 4/11/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 83rd pick / 1947
Charlie Seabright 30 BB 12 11 204 6-2 West Virginia 2/13/1918 7
Jerry Shipkey 23 FB 12 4 213 6-1 USC,UCLA 10/31/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
Hubert Shurtz 25 t 12 1 235 6-3 LSU 7/1/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 152nd pick / 1947
Frank Sinkovitz 25 lb 9 3 218 6-1 Duke 5/20/1923 1
Nick Skorich 27 g 12 1 197 5-9 Cincinnati 6/26/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 17th / 157th pick / 1943
Steve Suhey 26 g 12 4 215 5-11 Penn St. 1/8/1922 Rook
Jack Wiley 28 lt 12 7 208 5-11 Waynesburg 4/18/1920 2
Frank Wydo 24 RT 12 9 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
Team Total 25.7 12 205.5 6-0.5 1.6