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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)

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 Bobby Layne 36 14 11 116 for 233, 1,686 yards, 9 td, 17 int, & 15 rushes for 25 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
HB Joe Womack 26 Rook 0 128 rushes for 468 yards, 5 td, & 6 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 150th pick / 1960
FB John Henry Johnson* 33 8 0 251 rushes for 1,141 yards, 7 td, & 32 catches for 226 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
FL Dick Hoak 23 1 0 9 catches for 133 yards, 0 td, & 117 rushes for 442 yards and 4 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
SE Buddy Dial 25 3 0 50 catches for 981 yards, 6 td New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
TE Preston Carpenter* 28 6 0 36 catches for 492 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
LT Charlie Bradshaw 26 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
LG Mike Sandusky 27 5 0 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Buzz Nutter* 31 8 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
RG Ray Lemek 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
RT Dan James 25 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lou Michaels* 27 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
LDT Gene Lipscomb* 31 9 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Joe Krupa 29 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
RDE Ernie Stautner 37 12 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
LLB George Tarasovic 32 10 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
MLB Bob Schmitz 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
RLB John Reger 31 7 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
LCB Dick Haley 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1959
RCB Brady Keys 26 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
LS Clendon Thomas 27 4 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
RS Willie Daniel 25 1 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Michaels* 27 4 0 26 of 42 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
P Ed Brown 34 8 3 60 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
PR Preston Carpenter* 28 6 0 7 punt returns for a 15.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
KR Brady Keys 26 1 0 28 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Gary Ballman 22 3 0 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
65 Tom Bettis 29 11 0 228 6-2 Purdue 3/17/1933 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
71 Charlie Bradshaw 26 LT 14 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
15 Ed Brown 34 P 14 3 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 8 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
86 John Burrell 22 14 0 185 6-3 Rice 11/22/1940 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 92nd pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 25th / 195th pick / 1962
40 Preston Carpenter* 28 PR 13 0 190 6-2 Arkansas 1/24/1934 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
74 Lou Cordileone 25 12 0 250 6-1 Clemson 8/4/1937 2 2 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1960
44 Willie Daniel 25 RS 13 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/10/1937 1 6
84 Buddy Dial 25 SE 14 0 194 6-1 Rice 1/17/1937 3 12 New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
46 Bob Ferguson 23 13 0 220 5-11 Ohio St. 8/29/1939 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
87 Glenn Glass 22 7 0 205 6-1 Tennessee 2/16/1940 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 17th / 231st pick / 1962
27 Dick Haley 25 LCB 14 0 183 5-10 Pittsburgh 10/2/1937 3 5 Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1959
36 Rudy Hayes 27 4 0 217 6-0 Clemson 1/12/1935 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 20th / 235th pick / 1959
87 Harlon Hill 30 7 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 8 2 Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
42 Dick Hoak 23 FL 14 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
77 Dan James 25 RT 14 0 262 6-4 Ohio St. 8/10/1937 2 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
35 John Henry Johnson* 33 FB 14 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 8 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
64 John Kapele 25 6 0 240 6-0 Utah,BYU 10/19/1937 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 114th pick / 1960
74 John Kenerson 24 1 0 255 6-3 Kentucky St. 3/18/1938 2 2
26 Brady Keys 26 KR 14 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
37 Ken Kirk 24 14 0 230 6-2 Mississippi 2/26/1938 2 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1960
75 Joe Krupa 29 RDT 14 0 232 6-2 Purdue 7/6/1933 6 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
22 Bobby Layne 36 QB 13 11 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 14 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
72 Ray Lemek 28 RG 14 0 238 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1934 5 7 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
76 Gene Lipscomb* 31 LDT 14 0 284 6-6 none 8/9/1931 9 6
23 Red Mack 25 14 0 180 5-10 Notre Dame 6/19/1937 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 131st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 179th pick / 1961
79 Lou Michaels* 27 K 14 0 243 6-2 Kentucky 9/28/1935 4 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
18 Terry Nofsinger 24 1 0 215 6-4 Utah 7/13/1938 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 230th pick / 1961
51 Buzz Nutter* 31 C 14 0 230 6-4 Virginia Tech 2/16/1931 8 9 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
88 John Powers 22 14 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 6/15/1940 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 117th pick / 1962
50 John Reger 31 RLB 9 0 225 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/11/1931 7 5
24 Johnny Sample 26 6 0 203 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 6/15/1936 4 2 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
62 Mike Sandusky 27 LG 14 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 5 7 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
67 Bob Schmitz 24 MLB 9 0 235 6-1 Wisconsin,Montana St. 9/10/1938 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
34 Bob Simms 24 3 0 230 6-1 Rutgers 9/3/1938 2 2 New York Giants / 10th / 120th pick / 1960
47 Jackie Simpson 28 13 0 183 5-10 Florida 4/2/1934 4 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1957
70 Ernie Stautner 37 RDE 14 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 12 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
68 Ron Stehouwer 25 14 0 230 6-2 Colorado St. 2/4/1937 2 4 Detroit Lions / 12th / 136th pick / 1959
74 George Strugar 28 1 0 239 6-5 Washington 4/2/1934 5 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1957
82 George Tarasovic 32 LLB 14 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 10 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
28 Clendon Thomas 27 LS 14 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
30 Tom Tracy 28 4 0 205 5-9 Tennessee 9/7/1934 6 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
32 Joe Womack 26 HB 11 0 210 5-9 Los Angeles St. 12/10/1936 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 150th pick / 1960
Team Total 27.0 14 218.8 6-1.3 4.0