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1958 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (21.8/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-5.1.

Coach: Buddy Parker (7-4-1)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: California University of Pennsylvania (California, 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
QB Bobby Layne* 32 10 10 133 for 268, 2,339 yards, 13 td, 10 int, & 37 rushes for 153 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FB Tank Younger 30 9 0 88 rushes for 344 yards, 3 td, & 16 catches for 188 yards and 0 td
LH Ray Mathews 29 7 0 4 rushes for 24 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 525 yards and 4 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
RH Tom Tracy* 24 2 0 169 rushes for 714 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 535 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
LE Jimmy Orr 23 Rook 0 33 catches for 910 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
LT Ted Karras 24 Rook 0 2 fumbles recovered
LG Mike Sandusky 23 1 0 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Ed Beatty 26 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
RG John Nisby 22 1 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
RT Frank Varrichione* 26 3 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
RE Jack McClairen 27 3 0 29 catches for 491 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 26th / 306th pick / 1953
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Tarasovic 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
LDT Joe Lewis 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 199th pick / 1958
MG Dick Lasse 23 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 68th pick / 1958
RDT Joe Krupa 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
RDE Ernie Stautner*+ 33 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
LLB Dale Dodrill 32 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
RLB John Reger 27 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDH Dean Derby 23 1 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
RDH Dick Alban 29 6 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
LS Gary Glick 28 2 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
RS Jack Butler*+ 31 7 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Tom Miner 26 Rook 0 14 of 28 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1954
P Jimmy Orr 23 Rook 0 51 punts for a 39.7 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
PR Billy Reynolds 27 5 0 25 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953
KR Dick Christy 23 Rook 0 16 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Dick Alban 29 RDH 12 0 193 6-0 Northwestern 1/17/1929 6 Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
57 Ed Beatty 26 C 12 0 229 6-3 Mississippi 4/6/1932 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
85 Don Bishop 24 12 0 209 6-2 Los Angeles CC 7/1/1934 Rook
80 Jack Butler*+ 31 RS 12 0 200 6-1 St. Bonaventure 11/12/1927 7
66 Dick Campbell 23 12 0 227 6-1 Marquette 7/17/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 116th pick / 1958
20 Dick Christy 23 KR 12 0 191 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/24/1935 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
16 Len Dawson 23 4 0 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
27 Dean Derby 23 LDH 12 0 185 6-0 Washington 6/11/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
72 Darrell Dess 23 12 0 243 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/11/1935 Rook Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
60 Dale Dodrill 32 LLB 12 0 215 6-1 Colorado St. 2/27/1926 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 67th pick / 1951
63 Bob Dougherty 26 12 0 240 6-1 Cincinnati,Kentucky 4/20/1932 1 Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 238th pick / 1954
34 Leo Elter 29 7 0 201 5-10 Duquesne,Villanova 10/21/1929 5
86 Jon Evans 22 1 0 205 6-4 Oklahoma St. 1/31/1936 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 26th / 308th pick / 1958
26 Gary Glick 28 LS 12 0 195 6-2 Colorado St. 5/14/1930 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
61 Ted Karras 24 LT 12 0 245 6-1 Indiana 1/31/1934 Rook
64 Billy Krisher 23 8 0 233 6-1 Oklahoma 9/18/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1958
75 Joe Krupa 25 RDT 12 0 232 6-2 Purdue 7/6/1933 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
31 Larry Krutko 23 6 0 220 6-0 West Virginia 6/27/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1958
89 Dick Lasse 23 MG 12 0 222 6-2 Syracuse 11/13/1935 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 68th pick / 1958
22 Bobby Layne* 32 QB 10 10 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
71 Joe Lewis 22 LDT 12 0 256 6-2 Compton CC (CA) 1/23/1936 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 199th pick / 1958
83 Dick Lucas 24 4 0 213 6-2 Boston Col. 1/9/1934 Rook Chicago Bears / 10th / 119th pick / 1956
25 Ray Mathews 29 LH 12 0 185 6-0 Clemson 2/26/1929 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 81st pick / 1951
24 Richie McCabe 25 5 0 185 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/12/1933 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 22nd / 258th pick / 1955
87 Jack McClairen 27 RE 12 0 213 6-4 Bethune-Cookman 3/2/1931 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 26th / 306th pick / 1953
82 Tom Miner 26 K 12 0 235 6-3 Tulsa 5/14/1932 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1954
10 Earl Morrall 24 qb 2 2 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
65 John Nisby 22 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Pacific 9/9/1936 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
86 Jimmy Orr 23 LE 12 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest,Clemson,Georgia 10/4/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
50 John Reger 27 RLB 12 0 225 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/11/1931 3
46 Billy Reynolds 27 PR 12 0 195 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/20/1931 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953
62 Mike Sandusky 23 LG 12 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
72 John Simerson 23 3 0 257 6-3 Purdue 4/20/1935 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 254th pick / 1957
77 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 23 12 0 240 6-4 Auburn,Arkansas 1/27/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
70 Ernie Stautner*+ 33 RDE 12 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
52 George Tarasovic 28 LDE 12 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
30 Tom Tracy* 24 RH 12 0 205 5-9 Tennessee 9/7/1934 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
74 Frank Varrichione* 26 RT 12 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
35 Tank Younger 30 FB 12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 9
Team Total 25.6 12 217.3 6-1.1 2.6