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1960 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-6-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1960 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (20.0/g), 8th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (22.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -35 points (-2.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-7.0.

Coach: Buddy Parker (5-6-1)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: California University of Pennsylvania (California, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bobby Layne 34 12 9 103 for 209, 1,814 yards, 13 td, 17 int, & 19 rushes for 12 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
HB Tom Tracy* 26 4 0 192 rushes for 680 yards, 5 td, & 24 catches for 349 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
FB John Henry Johnson 31 6 0 118 rushes for 621 yards, 2 td, & 12 catches for 112 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
FL Jimmy Orr 25 2 0 29 catches for 541 yards, 4 td, & 8 rushes for 57 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
SE Buddy Dial 23 1 0 40 catches for 972 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
TE Preston Carpenter 26 4 0 29 catches for 495 yards, 2 td, & 17 rushes for 36 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
LT Dan James 23 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
LG Mike Sandusky* 25 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Ed Beatty 28 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
RG John Nisby 24 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
RT Frank Varrichione* 28 5 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Tarasovic 30 8 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
LDT Ernie Stautner* 35 10 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
RDT Joe Krupa 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
RDE Billy Ray Sr. Smith 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
LLB Rudy Hayes 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 20th / 235th pick / 1959
MLB Dick Campbell 25 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 116th pick / 1958
RLB John Reger* 29 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Joe Scudero 30 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Junior Wren 31 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 24th / 288th pick / 1952
LS Dean Derby 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
RS Dicky Moegle 26 5 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Layne 34 12 9 5 of 6 field goals & 21 of 22 extra points Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
P Bobby Joe Green 24 Rook 0 64 punts for a 44.2 average, 1 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
PR Preston Carpenter 26 4 0 13 punt returns for a 9.2 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
KR Rex Johnston 23 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 Tom Barnett 23 12 0 190 5-11 Purdue 7/11/1937 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 91st pick / 1959
72 Byron Beams 31 3 0 248 6-6 Notre Dame 9/8/1929 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 232nd pick / 1957
57 Ed Beatty 28 C 12 0 229 6-3 Mississippi 4/6/1932 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
88 Pete Brewster 30 12 0 210 6-3 Purdue 9/1/1930 8 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
10 Rudy Bukich 28 qb 12 3 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 7 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
66 Dick Campbell 25 MLB 12 0 227 6-1 Marquette 7/17/1935 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 116th pick / 1958
40 Preston Carpenter 26 PR 12 0 190 6-2 Arkansas 1/24/1934 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
27 Dean Derby 25 LS 12 0 185 6-0 Washington 6/11/1935 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
84 Buddy Dial 23 SE 12 0 194 6-1 Rice 1/17/1937 1 11 New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
89 Bobby Joe Green 24 P 12 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
36 Rudy Hayes 25 LLB 12 0 217 6-0 Clemson 1/12/1935 1 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 20th / 235th pick / 1959
37 Mike Henry 24 12 0 220 6-2 USC 8/15/1936 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
55 Dan James 23 LT 12 0 262 6-4 Ohio St. 8/10/1937 Rook 6 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
35 John Henry Johnson 31 FB 12 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
28 Rex Johnston 23 KR 12 0 195 6-1 USC 11/8/1937 Rook 0
64 John Kapele 23 12 0 240 6-0 Utah,BYU 10/19/1937 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 114th pick / 1960
75 Joe Krupa 27 RDT 12 0 232 6-2 Purdue 7/6/1933 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
39 Larry Krutko 25 7 0 220 6-0 West Virginia 6/27/1935 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1958
22 Bobby Layne 34 K 12 9 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 12 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
71 Joe Lewis 24 12 0 256 6-2 Compton CC (CA) 1/23/1936 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 199th pick / 1958
76 Ken Longenecker 22 4 0 285 6-4 Lebanon Valley 4/23/1938 Rook 3
87 Jack McClairen 29 1 0 213 6-4 Bethune-Cookman 3/2/1931 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 26th / 306th pick / 1953
47 Dicky Moegle 26 RS 12 0 195 6-0 Rice 9/14/1934 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
20 Jack Morris 29 4 0 189 6-0 Oregon 11/1/1931 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 84th pick / 1956
65 John Nisby 24 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Pacific 9/9/1936 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 70th pick / 1957
86 Jimmy Orr 25 FL 12 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest,Clemson,Georgia 10/4/1935 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
44 Bert Rechichar 30 6 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 8 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
50 John Reger* 29 RLB 12 0 225 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/11/1931 5 8
73 Will Renfro 28 12 0 233 6-5 Memphis 3/15/1932 3 3 Washington Redskins / 24th / 284th pick / 1954
62 Mike Sandusky* 25 LG 12 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 3 8 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
34 Charlie Scales 22 12 0 210 5-11 Indiana 1/11/1938 Rook 1
26 Joe Scudero 30 LCB 4 0 173 5-10 San Francisco 7/2/1930 6 4
77 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 25 RDE 12 0 240 6-4 Auburn,Arkansas 1/27/1935 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
70 Ernie Stautner* 35 LDT 12 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 10 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
68 Ron Stehouwer 23 12 0 230 6-2 Colorado St. 2/4/1937 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 12th / 136th pick / 1959
20 Don Sutherin 24 4 0 193 5-10 Ohio St. 2/29/1936 1 2 New York Giants / 8th / 94th pick / 1958
82 George Tarasovic 30 LDE 12 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 8 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
30 Tom Tracy* 26 HB 12 0 205 5-9 Tennessee 9/7/1934 4 11 Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
74 Frank Varrichione* 28 RT 12 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
46 Fred Williamson 23 11 0 219 6-3 Northwestern 3/5/1937 Rook 3
42 Junior Wren 31 RCB 12 0 192 6-0 Missouri 12/10/1929 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 24th / 288th pick / 1952
Team Total 26.5 12 216.3 6-1.2 3.3