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1952 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-7-0, NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 5.0, Defense: -0.9, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (25.0/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (22.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of 27 points (2.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-5.3.

Coach: Joe Bach (5-7-0)

 Training Camp: St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, New York)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Finks* 25 3 12 158 for 336, 2,307 yards, 20 td, 19 int, & 23 rushes for 37 yards and 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 116th pick / 1949
FB Ed Modzelewski 23 Rook 0 82 rushes for 195 yards, 3 td, & 11 catches for 109 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1952
LH Ray Mathews* 23 1 0 66 rushes for 315 yards, 0 td, & 33 catches for 543 yards and 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
RH Lynn Chandnois* 27 2 0 97 rushes for 298 yards, 1 td, & 28 catches for 370 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950
LE George Sulima 24 Rook 0 9 catches for 176 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1951
LT Bill Murray 26 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 41st pick / 1950
LG John Schweder 25 2 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 251st pick / 1949
C Bill Walsh 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
RG Pete Ladygo 27 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 186th pick / 1952
RT George Hughes 27 2 0 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 34th pick / 1950
RE Elbie Nickel* 30 5 0 55 catches for 884 yards, 9 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Hays 28 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Lou Ferry 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1949
MG Dale Dodrill 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
RDT Ernie Stautner* 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
RDE Bill McPeak* 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
LLB Jerry Shipkey*+ 27 4 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
RLB Frank Sinkovitz 29 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
LDH Claude Hipps 25 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 78th pick / 1952
RDH Jim Brandt 23 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 140th pick / 1951
LS Howard Hartley 28 4 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Ed Kissell 23 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 30th / 354th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Kerkorian 22 Rook 0 4 of 9 field goals & 35 of 41 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
P Pat Brady 26 Rook 0 77 punts for a 43.2 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 13th / 155th pick / 1952
PR Ray Mathews* 23 1 0 26 punt returns for a 15.3 average and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
KR Lynn Chandnois* 27 2 0 17 kick returns for a 35.2 average and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Rudy Andabaker 24 6 0 196 5-11 Pittsburgh 8/1/1928 Rook
28 Pat Brady 26 P 12 0 195 6-1 Bradley,Nevada-Reno 9/7/1926 Rook New York Giants / 13th / 155th pick / 1952
27 Jim Brandt 23 RDH 9 0 205 6-1 St. Thomas 5/19/1929 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 140th pick / 1951
80 Jack Butler 25 12 0 200 6-1 St. Bonaventure 11/12/1927 1
35 Tom Calvin 26 12 0 200 6-0 Alabama 6/13/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 25th / 298th pick / 1951
49 Lynn Chandnois* 27 KR 12 0 198 6-2 Michigan St. 2/24/1925 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1950
60 Dale Dodrill 26 MG 12 0 215 6-1 Colorado St. 2/27/1926 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
78 Lou Ferry 25 LDT 12 0 244 6-2 Villanova 12/1/1927 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1949
7 Jim Finks* 25 QB 12 12 180 5-11 Tulsa 8/31/1927 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 116th pick / 1949
75 Dick Fugler 21 12 0 238 6-2 Tulane 7/19/1931 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 51st pick / 1952
20 Howard Hartley 28 LS 9 0 185 6-0 Duke 9/26/1924 4
82 George Hays 28 LDE 11 0 211 6-2 St. Bonaventure 8/29/1924 2
25 Dick Hensley 25 11 0 213 6-4 Kentucky 9/8/1927 3 New York Giants / 11th / 106th pick / 1949
24 Claude Hipps 25 LDH 12 0 189 6-1 Georgia 4/21/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 78th pick / 1952
63 Darrell Hogan 26 12 0 210 5-10 Baylor,Trinity (TX) 7/2/1926 3
65 George Hughes 27 RT 12 0 225 6-1 William & Mary 8/19/1925 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 34th pick / 1950
17 Gary Kerkorian 22 K 12 0 185 5-11 Stanford 1/14/1930 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1952
14 Ed Kissell 23 RS 6 0 193 6-1 Wake Forest 9/29/1929 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 30th / 354th pick / 1952
66 Pete Ladygo 27 RG 12 0 218 6-2 Maryland 6/23/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 186th pick / 1952
59 Lou Levanti 29 6 0 215 6-1 Illinois 4/4/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 23rd / 213th pick / 1947
25 Ray Mathews* 23 LH 12 0 185 6-0 Clemson 2/26/1929 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
84 Bill McPeak* 26 RDE 12 0 208 6-1 Notre Dame,Pittsburgh 7/24/1926 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
39 Ed Modzelewski 23 FB 10 0 217 6-0 Maryland 1/13/1929 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1952
72 Bill Murray 26 LT 11 0 240 6-2 Purdue 7/16/1926 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 41st pick / 1950
81 Elbie Nickel* 30 RE 12 0 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
34 Fran Rogel 25 12 0 203 5-11 California (PA),Penn St. 12/12/1927 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 100th pick / 1950
68 John Schweder 25 LG 12 0 224 6-1 Pennsylvania 12/23/1927 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 251st pick / 1949
33 Jerry Shipkey*+ 27 LLB 12 0 213 6-1 USC,UCLA 10/31/1925 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
57 Frank Sinkovitz 29 RLB 11 0 218 6-1 Duke 5/20/1923 5
72 Alex Smail 26 1 0 235 5-8 Detroit Mercy 5/31/1926 Rook
37 Jack Spinks 22 10 0 236 6-0 Alcorn St. 2/4/1930 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 126th pick / 1952
70 Ernie Stautner* 27 RDT 12 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
88 George Sulima 24 LE 9 0 200 6-2 Boston Univ. 2/27/1928 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1951
50 George Tarasovic 22 12 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
56 Bill Walsh 25 C 12 0 230 6-2 Notre Dame 9/8/1927 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1949
Team Total 25.4 12 211.3 6-0.8 1.5