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1957 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: -7.0, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 161 points (13.4/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 178 points (14.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-6.7.

Coach: Buddy Parker (6-6-0)

 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 Earl Morrall* 23 1 11 139 for 289, 1,900 yards, 11 td, 12 int, & 41 rushes for 81 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
FB Fran Rogel 30 7 0 68 rushes for 232 yards, 1 td, & 20 catches for 128 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 100th pick / 1950
LH Billy Wells 26 3 0 154 rushes for 532 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 89 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954
RH Elbie Nickel 35 10 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 115 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
LE Jug Girard 30 9 0 21 catches for 419 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for -5 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
LT Willie McClung 27 2 0 1 fumble recovered
LG Mike Sandusky 22 Rook 0 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Ed Beatty 25 2 0 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
RG John Nisby 21 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
RT Frank Varrichione* 25 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
RE Ray Mathews 28 6 0 15 catches for 369 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob O'Neil 26 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 173rd pick / 1953
LDT Joe Krupa 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
RDT Ernie Stautner* 32 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
RDE Bill McPeak 31 8 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
LLB John Reger 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered
MLB Dale Dodrill* 31 6 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
RLB Aubrey Rozzell 25 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDH Gary Glick 27 1 0 2 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
RDH Dick Alban 28 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
LS Jack Butler*+ 30 6 0 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Fred Bruney 26 4 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1953
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Glick 27 1 0 5 of 18 field goals & 10 of 12 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
P Jug Girard 30 9 0 68 punts for a 40.5 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
PR Billy Wells 26 3 0 21 punt returns for a 6.8 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954
KR Billy Wells 26 3 0 11 kick returns for a 27.8 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Dick Alban 28 RDH 12 0 193 6-0 Northwestern 1/17/1929 5 Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
68 Ed Beatty 25 C 12 0 229 6-3 Mississippi 4/6/1932 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
43 Bill Bowman 26 5 0 215 6-2 William & Mary 9/22/1931 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 37th pick / 1954
22 Fred Bruney 26 RS 12 0 184 5-10 Ohio St. 12/30/1931 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1953
80 Jack Butler*+ 30 LS 12 0 200 6-1 St. Bonaventure 11/12/1927 6
20 Chick Cichowski 23 12 0 195 6-0 Indiana 5/20/1934 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 246th pick / 1957
16 Len Dawson 22 qb 3 1 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
27 Dean Derby 22 8 0 185 6-0 Washington 6/11/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
60 Dale Dodrill* 31 MLB 12 0 215 6-1 Colorado St. 2/27/1926 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
72 Sid Fournet 25 2 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
41 Jug Girard 30 LE 12 0 176 5-11 Wisconsin 1/25/1927 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
26 Gary Glick 27 K 12 0 195 6-2 Colorado St. 5/14/1930 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
82 Bob Gunderman 23 1 0 220 6-3 Virginia 10/8/1934 Rook Detroit Lions / 19th / 227th pick / 1957
24 Dick Hughes 25 1 0 185 5-9 Tulsa 9/26/1932 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 127th pick / 1957
7 Jack Kemp 22 4 0 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
75 Joe Krupa 24 LDT 12 0 232 6-2 Purdue 7/6/1933 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
66 Jerry Leahy 23 1 0 220 6-2 Colorado 10/15/1934 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 83rd pick / 1957
72 Herman Lee 26 8 0 244 6-4 Florida A&M 8/29/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 23rd / 270th pick / 1954
79 Dave Liddick 22 4 0 240 6-2 George Washington 12/10/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 8th / 95th pick / 1957
25 Ray Mathews 28 RE 12 0 185 6-0 Clemson 2/26/1929 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
Richie McCabe 24 2 0 185 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/12/1933 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 22nd / 258th pick / 1955
87 Jack McClairen* 26 12 0 213 6-4 Bethune-Cookman 3/2/1931 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 26th / 306th pick / 1953
76 Willie McClung 27 LT 12 0 250 6-2 Florida A&M 5/9/1930 2
84 Bill McPeak 31 RDE 12 0 208 6-1 Notre Dame,Pittsburgh 7/24/1926 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 142nd pick / 1948
64 Bill Michael 22 3 0 240 6-2 Ohio St. 12/24/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1957
10 Earl Morrall* 23 QB 12 11 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
81 Elbie Nickel 35 RH 12 0 196 6-1 Cincinnati 12/28/1922 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 149th pick / 1947
65 John Nisby 21 RG 11 0 235 6-1 Pacific 9/9/1936 Rook Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
65 Bob O'Neil 26 LDE 12 0 229 6-1 Duquesne,Notre Dame 2/21/1931 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 173rd pick / 1953
64 Bill Priatko 26 2 0 220 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/16/1931 Rook
50 John Reger 26 LLB 12 0 225 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/11/1931 2
86 Perry Richards 23 7 0 205 6-2 Detroit Mercy 1/14/1934 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1957
33 Fran Rogel 30 FB 12 0 203 5-11 California (PA),Penn St. 12/12/1927 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 100th pick / 1950
66 Aubrey Rozzell 25 RLB 7 0 215 6-2 Delta St. 11/2/1932 Rook
62 Mike Sandusky 22 LG 12 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 Rook San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
70 Ernie Stautner* 32 RDT 12 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
52 George Tarasovic 27 12 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
74 Frank Varrichione* 25 RT 12 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
39 Sid Watson 25 11 0 187 5-11 Northeastern 5/4/1932 2
24 Billy Wells 26 KR 10 0 180 5-9 Michigan St. 12/7/1931 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 56th pick / 1954
33 Dick Young 27 11 0 210 5-11 Tenn-Chattanooga 8/25/1930 2 Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 206th pick / 1954
Team Total 25.8 12 211.8 6-0.9 2.5