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1962 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.7, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -4.6, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (22.3/g), 6th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 363 points (25.9/g), 11th.
 Differential of -51 points (-3.6/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-8.2.

Coach: Buddy Parker (9-5-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: West Liberty University (West Liberty, West Virginia)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner/President Art Rooney
General Manager Francis Fogarty
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 312 4402 935 4.7 36 13 16 261 160 319 2069 14 23 5.7 112 572 2333 17 4.1 133
Team Defense 363 4625 837 5.5 38 10 15 250 223 438 3206 34 28 6.8 157 363 1419 13 3.9 78
Lg Rank Offense 6 9 5 1 4 13 13 12 7 11 1 2 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 11 8 9 14 6 13 12 13 2 7 2 2 4 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 45 10 173 129 44 2 26 395 236 159
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 30 28 22 354 144 210 1 19 351 225 126 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-2 New York Giants 27 31 23 317 142 175 3 19 427 332 95 1
4 Sat October 6 boxscore W 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles 13 7 18 368 132 236 2 11 197 153 44 3
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-2 @ New York Giants 20 17 16 322 72 250 1 18 291 194 97 3
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-3 Dallas Cowboys 27 42 21 373 250 123 4 19 402 295 107 3
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-4 Cleveland Browns 14 41 17 205 41 164 4 21 354 154 200 2
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-4 Minnesota Vikings 39 31 29 439 227 212 1 15 319 240 79 2
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 26 17 16 253 59 194 1 17 335 220 115 5
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-4 Washington Redskins 23 21 18 347 251 96 6 14 271 174 97 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 6-5 @ Cleveland Browns 14 35 18 288 144 144 3 24 418 263 155 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 7-5 St. Louis Cardinals 19 7 23 412 174 238 2 14 271 213 58 4
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 8-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 26 17 16 268 138 130 4 16 283 218 65 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 9-5 @ Washington Redskins 27 24 14 283 166 117 2 17 311 289 22 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
22 Bobby Layne 36 QB 13 11 7-4-0 116 233 49.8% 1686 9 3.9 17 7.3 62 7.2 4.7 14.5 129.7 56.2 2 2
15 Ed Brown 34 P 14 3 2-1-0 43 84 51.2% 726 5 6.0 6 7.1 50 8.6 6.6 16.9 51.9 70.8 1 2
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
30 Tom Tracy 28 4 0 1 1 100.0% 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 7.0 7.0 1.8 95.8
Team Total 27.0 14 9-5-0 160 319 50.2% 2419 14 4.4 23 7.2 62 7.6 5.2 15.1 172.8 60.1 3 4
Opp Total 14 223 438 50.9% 3490 34 7.8 28 6.4 8.0 6.64 15.7 249.3 77.0 36 284 6.8 5.5 7.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 John Henry Johnson* 33 FB 14 0 251 1141 7 40 4.5 81.5 17.9 32 226 7.1 2 18 2.3 16.1 1367 9 5
32 Joe Womack 26 HB 11 0 128 468 5 28 3.7 42.5 11.6 6 57 9.5 0 33 0.5 5.2 525 5 3
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 117 442 4 39 3.8 31.6 8.4 9 133 14.8 0 23 0.6 9.5 575 4 3
30 Tom Tracy 28 4 0 20 116 0 35 5.8 29.0 5.0 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.5 2.8 127 0 0
46 Bob Ferguson 23 13 0 20 37 0 13 1.9 2.8 1.5 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 43 0 3
22 Bobby Layne 36 QB 13 11 15 25 1 17 1.7 1.9 1.2 25 1 7
87 Harlon Hill 30 7 0 7 72 0 24 10.3 10.3 1.0 7 101 14.4 0 25 1.0 14.4 173 0 0
86 John Burrell 22 14 0 6 38 0 18 6.3 2.7 0.4 8 193 24.1 0 42 0.6 13.8 231 0 0
48 Gary Ballman 22 3 0 3 7 0 3 2.3 2.3 1.0 7 0 0
23 Red Mack 25 14 0 2 -2 0 7 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 8 203 25.4 2 40 0.6 14.5 201 2 1
15 Ed Brown 34 P 14 3 2 -8 0 -2 -4.0 -0.6 0.1 -8 0 1
40 Preston Carpenter* 28 PR/TE 13 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 36 492 13.7 4 43 2.8 37.8 489 4 0
84 Buddy Dial 25 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 981 19.6 6 62 3.6 70.1 981 6 0
88 John Powers 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.1 16 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 572 2333 17 40 4.1 166.6 40.9 160 2419 15.1 14 62 11.4 172.8 4752 31 24
Opp Total 14 363 1419 13 3.9 101.4 25.9 223 3206 14.4 34 15.9 229.0 4625 47 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Brady Keys 26 KR/RCB 14 0 7 46 0 25 6.6 28 667 0 57 23.8 713
87 Glenn Glass 22 7 0 16 396 0 55 24.8 396
40 Preston Carpenter* 28 PR/TE 13 0 7 109 0 60 15.6 1 29 0 29 29.0 627
27 Dick Haley 25 LCB 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 7 105 0 23 15.0 118
24 Johnny Sample 26 6 0 4 1 0 1 0.3 2 52 0 30 26.0 53
46 Bob Ferguson 23 13 0 2 30 0 21 15.0 73
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 2 40 0 22 20.0 615
79 Lou Michaels* 27 K/LDE 14 0 2 15 0 15 7.5 15
62 Mike Sandusky 27 LG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
32 Joe Womack 26 HB 11 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 541
Team Total 27.0 14 19 169 0 60 8.9 62 1350 0 57 21.8 6271
Opp Total 14 18 119 0 6.6 54 1151 0 21.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
79 Lou Michaels* 27 K/LDE 14 0 42 26 61.9%% 33 32 97.0%%
15 Ed Brown 34 P 14 3 60 2400 78 0 40.0
Team Total 27.0 14 42 26 61.9%% 33 32 97.0%% 60 2400 78 0 40.0
Opp Total 14 19 9 47.4%% 48 48 100.0%% 62 2523 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
22 Bobby Layne 36 QB 13 11 0 7 2 0 0
28 Clendon Thomas 27 LS 14 0 7 48 0 15 0
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 0 3 3 4 0
44 Willie Daniel 25 RS 13 0 5 85 1 49 0
35 John Henry Johnson* 33 FB 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
46 Bob Ferguson 23 13 0 0 3 1 0 0
27 Dick Haley 25 LCB 14 0 4 26 0 18 0
50 John Reger 31 RLB 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
82 George Tarasovic 32 LLB 14 0 4 55 0 37 0
26 Brady Keys 26 KR/RCB 14 0 3 16 0 13 0
62 Mike Sandusky 27 LG 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
67 Bob Schmitz 24 MLB 9 0 3 65 1 24 0
70 Ernie Stautner 37 RDE 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
32 Joe Womack 26 HB 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
65 Tom Bettis 29 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Ed Brown 34 P 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
37 Ken Kirk 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Joe Krupa 29 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Ray Lemek 28 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Gene Lipscomb* 31 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 3 0
23 Red Mack 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
79 Lou Michaels* 27 K/LDE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Bob Simms 24 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 28 318 2 49 0 0 24 20 7 0 1
Opp Total 14 44 21 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
79 Lou Michaels* 27 K/LDE 14 0 32 26 110
35 John Henry Johnson* 33 FB 14 0 7 2 9 54
84 Buddy Dial 25 SE 14 0 6 6 36
32 Joe Womack 26 HB 11 0 5 5 30
40 Preston Carpenter* 28 PR/TE 13 0 4 4 24
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 4 4 24
23 Red Mack 25 14 0 2 2 12
44 Willie Daniel 25 RS 13 0 1 1 6
22 Bobby Layne 36 QB 13 11 1 1 6
67 Bob Schmitz 24 MLB 9 0 1 1 6
70 Ernie Stautner 37 RDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 27.0 14 17 14 2 33 32 26 2 310
Opp Total 14 13 34 1 48 9 363

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 @ DET L, 7-45 2 43 pass Preston Carpenter 43 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1962-09-23 @ DAL W, 30-28 2 16 rush Joe Womack 16 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
3 1962-09-23 @ DAL W, 30-28 2 38 pass Buddy Dial 38 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
4 1962-09-23 @ DAL W, 30-28 2 16 pass John Henry Johnson 16 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
5 1962-09-23 @ DAL W, 30-28 4 3 rush Joe Womack 3 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1962-09-30 NYG L, 27-31 1 7 rush Joe Womack 7 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
7 1962-09-30 NYG L, 27-31 1 28 pass Red Mack 28 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
8 1962-09-30 NYG L, 27-31 4 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
9 1962-10-06 PHI W, 13-7 1 24 interception Bob Schmitz 24 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
10 1962-10-14 @ NYG W, 20-17 2 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1962-10-14 @ NYG W, 20-17 3 5 pass John Henry Johnson 5 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1962-10-21 DAL L, 27-42 1 26 pass Buddy Dial 26 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1962-10-21 DAL L, 27-42 4 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1962-10-21 DAL L, 27-42 4 9 pass Buddy Dial 9 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1962-10-28 CLE L, 14-41 3 1 rush Dick Hoak 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1962-10-28 CLE L, 14-41 4 6 pass Buddy Dial 6 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1962-11-04 MIN W, 39-31 1 2 rush John Henry Johnson 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1962-11-04 MIN W, 39-31 2 3 rush Joe Womack 3 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
19 1962-11-04 MIN W, 39-31 3 2 rush John Henry Johnson 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
20 1962-11-04 MIN W, 39-31 4 16 rush Dick Hoak 16 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
21 1962-11-11 @ STL W, 26-17 2 9 pass Preston Carpenter 9 yard pass from Bobby Layne
22 1962-11-11 @ STL W, 26-17 4 5 rush Dick Hoak 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
23 1962-11-11 @ STL W, 26-17 4 5 rush John Henry Johnson 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1962-11-18 WAS W, 23-21 4 20 pass Red Mack 20 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1962-11-18 WAS W, 23-21 4 9 pass Buddy Dial 9 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
26 1962-11-25 @ CLE L, 14-35 3 15 rush Joe Womack 15 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
27 1962-11-25 @ CLE L, 14-35 4 6 rush John Henry Johnson 6 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1962-12-02 STL W, 19-7 1 49 interception Willie Daniel 49 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
29 1962-12-09 @ PHI W, 26-17 2 12 pass Preston Carpenter 12 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
30 1962-12-09 @ PHI W, 26-17 2 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
31 1962-12-16 @ WAS W, 27-24 1 39 pass Buddy Dial 39 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)
32 1962-12-16 @ WAS W, 27-24 2 1 rush Dick Hoak 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
33 1962-12-16 @ WAS W, 27-24 4 23 pass Preston Carpenter 23 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Lou Michaels kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 2 1 pass Gail Cogdill 1 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
2 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 2 22 rush Nick Pietrosante 22 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 2 21 pass Gail Cogdill 21 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
4 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 3 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
5 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 4 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
6 1962-09-16 @ DET W, 45-7 4 9 pass Pat Studstill 9 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
7 1962-09-23 @ DAL L, 28-30 1 29 pass J.W. Lockett 29 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
8 1962-09-23 @ DAL L, 28-30 3 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
9 1962-09-23 @ DAL L, 28-30 4 6 rush Don Perkins 6 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
10 1962-09-23 @ DAL L, 28-30 4 13 pass Frank Clarke 13 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
11 1962-09-30 NYG W, 31-27 2 11 pass Paul Dudley 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
12 1962-09-30 NYG W, 31-27 2 58 pass Alex Webster 58 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
13 1962-09-30 NYG W, 31-27 3 27 pass Frank Gifford 27 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
14 1962-09-30 NYG W, 31-27 4 16 pass Del Shofner 16 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
15 1962-10-06 PHI L, 7-13 3 46 pass Tommy McDonald 46 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
16 1962-10-14 @ NYG L, 17-20 3 21 pass Joe Walton 21 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
17 1962-10-14 @ NYG L, 17-20 4 16 pass Frank Gifford 16 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
18 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 1 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
19 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 1 16 pass Billy Howton 16 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
20 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 2 45 pass Frank Clarke 45 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
21 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 3 3 pass Frank Clarke 3 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
22 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 4 13 pass Frank Clarke 13 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
23 1962-10-21 DAL W, 42-27 4 26 pass Lee Folkins 26 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
24 1962-10-28 CLE W, 41-14 1 21 fumble Vince Costello 21 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
25 1962-10-28 CLE W, 41-14 3 12 rush Charlie Scales 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
26 1962-10-28 CLE W, 41-14 3 15 pass Jim Brown 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
27 1962-10-28 CLE W, 41-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1962-10-28 CLE W, 41-14 4 8 pass Ernie Green 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
29 1962-11-04 MIN L, 31-39 2 37 pass Tommy Mason 37 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Jim Christopherson kick)
30 1962-11-04 MIN L, 31-39 2 19 pass Charley Ferguson 19 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Jim Christopherson kick)
31 1962-11-04 MIN L, 31-39 3 4 pass Jerry Reichow 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Jim Christopherson kick)
32 1962-11-04 MIN L, 31-39 4 59 pass Charley Ferguson 59 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Jim Christopherson kick)
33 1962-11-11 @ STL L, 17-26 1 22 rush John David Crow 22 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
34 1962-11-11 @ STL L, 17-26 3 1 rush Prentice Gautt 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
35 1962-11-18 WAS L, 21-23 2 10 pass Jim Cunningham 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
36 1962-11-18 WAS L, 21-23 3 46 pass Bill Anderson 46 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
37 1962-11-18 WAS L, 21-23 3 32 rush Billy Ray Barnes 32 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
38 1962-11-25 @ CLE W, 35-14 2 34 pass Jim Brown 34 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
39 1962-11-25 @ CLE W, 35-14 2 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
40 1962-11-25 @ CLE W, 35-14 4 31 pass Ray Renfro 31 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
41 1962-11-25 @ CLE W, 35-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
42 1962-11-25 @ CLE W, 35-14 4 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
43 1962-12-02 STL L, 7-19 4 12 pass Sonny Randle 12 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
44 1962-12-09 @ PHI L, 17-26 1 7 pass Pete Retzlaff 7 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
45 1962-12-09 @ PHI L, 17-26 3 49 pass Pete Retzlaff 49 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
46 1962-12-16 @ WAS L, 24-27 3 25 pass Dick James 25 yard pass from George Izo (Bob Khayat kick)
47 1962-12-16 @ WAS L, 24-27 4 49 pass Dick James 49 yard pass from George Izo (Bob Khayat kick)
48 1962-12-16 @ WAS L, 24-27 4 26 pass Bill Anderson 26 yard pass from George Izo (Bob Khayat kick)