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1949 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-5-1, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 224 points (18.7/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 214 points (17.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 10 points (0.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.3-5.7.

Coach: John Michelosen (6-5-1)

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 Jerry Nuzum 26 1 3 139 rushes for 611 yards, 5 td, & 4 catches for 81 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1948
TB Joe Geri 25 Rook 1 133 rushes for 543 yards, 5 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
FB George Papach 24 1 9 99 rushes for 407 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 18 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1948
BB Charlie Seabright 31 8 11 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 4 yards and 0 td
LE Val Jansante 29 3 10 29 catches for 445 yards, 4 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
LT Jack Wiley 29 3 10 1 fumble recovered
LG Red Moore 27 2 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
C Bill Walsh 22 Rook 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
RG Steve Suhey 27 1 10
RT Frank Wydo 25 2 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
RE Elbie Nickel 27 2 10 26 catches for 633 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Glamp 28 2 0 1 of 6 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points
P Joe Geri 25 Rook 1 43 punts for a 43.2 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
PR Bob Gage 22 Rook 4 16 punt returns for a 15.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1949
KR Frank Minini 28 2 7 16 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bob Balog 25 7 0 225 6-2 Georgia,Denver 11/2/1924 Rook
Pete Barbolak 23 10 0 235 6-3 Purdue 4/1/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 172nd pick / 1948
Bob Davis 28 11 0 192 5-11 Penn St. 9/26/1921 3
Jim Finks 22 11 0 180 5-11 Tulsa 8/31/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 116th pick / 1949
Bob Gage 22 PR 12 4 175 5-11 Clemson 12/15/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1949
Joe Geri 25 P 12 1 185 5-10 Georgia 10/20/1924 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
Joe Glamp 28 K 8 0 180 5-11 LSU 5/13/1921 2
Bob Hanlon 25 hb 12 7 195 6-1 Notre Dame,Loras 8/24/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 125th pick / 1948
Howard Hartley 25 12 0 185 6-0 Duke 9/26/1924 1
Darrell Hogan 23 lb 12 2 210 5-10 Baylor,Trinity (TX) 7/2/1926 Rook
Joe Hollingsworth 24 fb 11 2 198 6-0 Georgia,East. Kentucky 6/20/1925 Rook
Val Jansante 29 LE 12 10 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
Bill Long 23 10 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/11/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 45th pick / 1949
Bill McPeak 23 de 12 2 208 6-1 Notre Dame,Pittsburgh 7/24/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
Charley Mehelich 27 de 9 2 199 6-1 Duquesne 8/4/1922 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
Frank Minini 28 bb 12 7 209 6-1 San Jose St. 12/23/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947
Red Moore 27 LG 12 12 248 5-11 Penn St. 12/14/1922 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 118th pick / 1947
Elbie Nickel 27 RE 12 10 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
Leo Nobile 27 12 0 213 5-10 Penn St. 9/22/1922 2
Jerry Nuzum 26 HB 12 3 199 6-1 New Mexico St. 9/8/1923 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1948
George Papach 24 FB 12 9 208 6-2 Purdue 4/27/1925 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1948
Vincent Ragunas 25 3 0 200 5-11 VMI 7/12/1924 Rook
Don Samuel 25 db 5 1 190 5-11 Oregon St. 2/16/1924 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1946
Carl Samuelson 26 12 0 250 6-4 Nebraska 4/11/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 83rd pick / 1947
Charlie Seabright 31 BB 12 11 204 6-2 West Virginia 2/13/1918 8
Jerry Shipkey 24 lb 12 4 213 6-1 USC,UCLA 10/31/1925 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
Frank Sinkovitz 26 lb 12 3 218 6-1 Duke 5/20/1923 2
Steve Suhey 27 RG 12 10 215 5-11 Penn St. 1/8/1922 1
Walt Szot 29 dt 12 2 222 6-1 Bucknell 3/30/1920 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 18th / 176th pick / 1944
Bill Walsh 22 C 12 9 230 6-2 Notre Dame 9/8/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
Jack Wiley 29 LT 12 10 208 5-11 Waynesburg 4/18/1920 3
Frank Wydo 25 RT 12 11 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
Team Total 25.6 12 206.4 6-0.5 1.4