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1950 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: -5.9, Defense: 6.9, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 180 points (15.0/g), 13th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 195 points (16.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-6.6.

Coach: John Michelosen (6-6-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Joe Geri*+ 26 1 0 188 rushes for 705 yards, 2 td, & 1 catch for 33 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
FB Jerry Shipkey* 25 2 0 18 rushes for 17 yards, 3 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
BB Charlie Seabright 32 9 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 37 yards and 1 td
WB Lynn Chandnois 25 Rook 0 71 rushes for 216 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 158 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950
LE Val Jansante 30 4 0 26 catches for 353 yards, 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
LT Lou Allen 26 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 60th pick / 1950
LG Dick Tomlinson 22 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 268th pick / 1950
C Bill Walsh* 23 1 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
RG George Hughes 25 Rook 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 34th pick / 1950
RT Frank Wydo 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
RE Elbie Nickel 28 3 0 22 catches for 527 yards, 4 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charley Mehelich 28 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
LDT Ernie Stautner 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
MG George Nicksich 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RDT Walt Szot 30 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 18th / 176th pick / 1944
RDE Bill McPeak 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
LLB Jerry Shipkey* 25 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
MLB Frank Sinkovitz 27 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Darrell Hogan 24 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LDH Shorty McWilliams 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 62nd pick / 1948
RDH Howard Hartley 26 2 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
S Lynn Chandnois 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Geri*+ 26 1 0 8 of 14 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
P Joe Geri*+ 26 1 0 55 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
PR Bob Gage 23 1 0 14 punt returns for a 13.7 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1949
KR Lynn Chandnois 25 Rook 0 12 kick returns for a 29.2 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
65 Lou Allen 26 LT 12 0 215 6-3 Duke 7/12/1924 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 60th pick / 1950
56 Bob Balog 26 9 0 225 6-2 Georgia,Denver 11/2/1924 1
14 Lynn Chandnois 25 KR 12 0 198 6-2 Michigan St. 2/24/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950
28 Bob Davis 29 10 0 192 5-11 Penn St. 9/26/1921 4
7 Jim Finks 23 9 0 180 5-11 Tulsa 8/31/1927 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 116th pick / 1949
77 Bob Gage 23 PR 10 0 175 5-11 Clemson 12/15/1927 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1949
48 Joe Gasparella 23 11 0 222 6-4 Notre Dame 2/5/1927 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1948
35 Joe Geri*+ 26 K 12 0 185 5-10 Georgia 10/20/1924 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
11 Howard Hartley 26 RDH 12 0 185 6-0 Duke 9/26/1924 2
80 George Hays 26 12 0 211 6-2 St. Bonaventure 8/29/1924 Rook
73 Darrell Hogan 24 RLB 12 0 210 5-10 Baylor,Trinity (TX) 7/2/1926 1
42 Joe Hollingsworth 25 10 0 198 6-0 Georgia,East. Kentucky 6/20/1925 1
40 George Hughes 25 RG 12 0 225 6-1 William & Mary 8/19/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 34th pick / 1950
54 Val Jansante 30 LE 12 0 190 6-1 Duquesne,Villanova 9/27/1920 4 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 91st pick / 1944
84 Bill McPeak 24 RDE 11 0 208 6-1 Notre Dame,Pittsburgh 7/24/1926 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
44 Shorty McWilliams 24 LDH 10 0 185 5-11 Mississippi St.,Army 5/12/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 62nd pick / 1948
55 Charley Mehelich 28 LDE 12 0 199 6-1 Duquesne 8/4/1922 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1945
81 Elbie Nickel 28 RE 12 0 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
88 George Nicksich 22 MG 12 0 225 6-0 St. Bonaventure 5/5/1928 Rook
22 Jerry Nuzum 27 12 0 199 6-1 New Mexico St. 9/8/1923 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1948
27 Fran Rogel 23 12 0 203 5-11 California (PA),Penn St. 12/12/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 100th pick / 1950
66 Don Samuel 26 1 0 190 5-11 Oregon St. 2/16/1924 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1946
86 Carl Samuelson 27 8 0 250 6-4 Nebraska 4/11/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 83rd pick / 1947
33 Charlie Seabright 32 BB 10 0 204 6-2 West Virginia 2/13/1918 9
49 Jerry Shipkey* 25 FB 12 0 213 6-1 USC,UCLA 10/31/1925 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
57 Frank Sinkovitz 27 MLB 11 0 218 6-1 Duke 5/20/1923 3
30 Truett Smith 26 9 0 208 6-2 Wyoming,Mississippi St. 3/17/1924 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 86th pick / 1950
63 Ernie Stautner 25 LDT 12 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
89 Walt Szot 30 RDT 11 0 222 6-1 Bucknell 3/30/1920 4 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 18th / 176th pick / 1944
62 Dick Tomlinson 22 LG 11 0 205 6-1 Kansas 8/5/1928 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 268th pick / 1950
46 Bill Walsh* 23 C 12 0 230 6-2 Notre Dame 9/8/1927 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
75 Jack Wiley 30 11 0 208 5-11 Waynesburg 4/18/1920 4
79 Frank Wydo 26 RT 12 0 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
Team Total 25.8 12 206.9 6-0.8 1.8