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1963 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-4-3, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 1.7, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (22.9/g), 6th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 295 points (21.1/g), 8th.
 Differential of 26 points (1.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-6.3.

Coach: Buddy Parker (7-4-3)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 321 4913 976 5.0 33 13 21 272 170 368 2777 21 20 7.0 129 578 2136 14 3.7 122
Team Defense 295 4829 837 5.8 44 19 22 244 191 384 3101 21 25 7.4 132 419 1728 14 4.1 90
Lg Rank Offense 6 3 3 3 2 10 5 7 4 2 1 3 7 11
Lg Rank Defense 8 11 3 3 8 9 11 7 4 13 5 6 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 21 21 315 206 109 2 14 353 295 58 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-0-1 New York Giants 31 0 18 286 63 223 1 7 175 116 59 5
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 23 10 14 217 38 179 1 13 303 166 137 5
4 Sat October 5 boxscore L 2-1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 23 35 23 400 303 97 2 19 357 138 219 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 23 24 14 321 215 106 1 23 525 408 117 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-2-1 Washington Redskins 38 27 24 349 219 130 1 23 397 300 97 5
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-2-1 Dallas Cowboys 27 21 19 484 370 114 3 22 416 290 126 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 33 17 278 155 123 5 24 399 151 248 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-3-1 Cleveland Browns 9 7 23 382 195 187 1 14 227 93 134 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Washington Redskins 34 28 22 390 246 144 3 22 442 404 38 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore T 6-3-2 Chicago Bears 17 17 19 291 125 166 1 19 328 241 87 3
12 Sun December 1 boxscore T 6-3-3 Philadelphia Eagles 20 20 22 374 215 159 5 8 221 107 114 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-3-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 19 19 426 215 211 2 15 263 112 151 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-4-3 @ New York Giants 17 33 17 400 212 188 5 21 423 280 143 4

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Ed Brown 35 P/QB 14 14 7-4-3 168 362 46.4 2982 21 5.8 20 5.5 85 8.2 6.9 17.8 213.0 71.4 6 4
12 Terry Nofsinger 25 2 0 2 3 66.7 46 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 15.3 15.3 23.0 23.0 109.7
14 Bill Nelsen 22 2 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
30 Tom Tracy 29 6 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.8 14 7-4-3 170 368 46.2 3028 21 5.7 20 5.4 85 8.2 6.9 17.8 216.3 71.2 6 4
Opp Total 14 191 384 49.7 3400 21 5.5 25 6.5 8.9 7.02 17.8 242.9 71.5 34 299 7.4 5.7 8.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
42 Dick Hoak 24 HB 12 0 216 679 6 17 3.1 56.6 18.0 11 118 10.7 1 23 0.9 9.8 797 7 4
35 John Henry Johnson* 34 FB 12 0 186 773 4 48 4.2 64.4 15.5 21 145 6.9 1 26 1.8 12.1 918 5 5
33 Theron Sapp 28 10 0 96 431 1 27 4.5 43.1 9.6 3 41 13.7 0 22 0.3 4.1 472 1 3
46 Bob Ferguson 24 5 0 43 171 1 19 4.0 34.2 8.6 3 7 2.3 0 9 0.6 1.4 178 1 0
15 Ed Brown 35 P/QB 14 14 15 20 2 7 1.3 1.4 1.1 20 2 5
30 Tom Tracy 29 6 0 10 11 0 5 1.1 1.8 1.7 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.2 3.5 32 0 0
85 Gary Ballman 23 FL/KR 14 0 8 59 0 18 7.4 4.2 0.6 26 492 18.9 5 67 1.9 35.1 551 5 2
23 Red Mack 26 TE 14 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.1 25 618 24.7 3 85 1.8 44.1 619 3 0
40 Preston Carpenter 29 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 17 233 13.7 1 28 1.2 16.6 230 1 0
14 Bill Nelsen 22 2 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -3.0 0.5 -6 0 1
84 Buddy Dial* 26 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 1295 21.6 9 83 4.3 92.5 1295 9 2
86 John Burrell 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 27 13.5 0 14 0.1 1.9 27 0 0
25 Roy Curry 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 31 31.0 1 31 0.2 5.2 31 1 0
Team Total 26.8 14 578 2136 14 48 3.7 152.6 41.3 170 3028 17.8 21 85 12.1 216.3 5164 35 25
Opp Total 14 419 1728 14 4.1 123.4 29.9 191 3101 16.2 21 13.6 221.5 4829 35 31

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Gary Ballman 23 FL/KR 14 0 22 698 1 93 31.7 1249
26 Brady Keys 27 PR/RCB 11 0 13 198 0 82 15.2 9 219 0 58 24.3 417
28 Clendon Thomas* 28 LS 13 0 6 24 0 16 4.0 12 286 0 41 23.8 310
27 Dick Haley 26 LCB 14 0 12 59 0 12 4.9 59
43 Glenn Glass 23 RS 14 14 2 46 0 29 23.0 46
33 Theron Sapp 28 10 0 2 18 0 11 9.0 490
74 Lou Cordileone 26 14 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
25 Roy Curry 24 6 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 58
Team Total 26.8 14 31 281 0 82 9.1 49 1312 1 93 26.8 6757
Opp Total 14 29 285 0 9.8 53 1133 0 21.4

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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* 28 K/LDE 14 0 41 21 51.2% 35 32 91.4%
15 Ed Brown 35 P/QB 14 14 57 2256 57 0 39.6
24 Jim Bradshaw 24 14 0 2 70 38 0 35.0
30 Tom Tracy 29 6 0 2 2 100.0%
Team Total 26.8 14 41 21 51.2% 37 34 91.9% 59 2326 57 0 39.4
Opp Total 14 22 15 68.2% 36 34 94.4% 66 2937 44.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
28 Clendon Thomas* 28 LS 13 0 8 122 0 32 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Dick Haley 26 LCB 14 0 6 65 1 37 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Dick Hoak 24 HB 12 0 0 4 3 0 0
35 John Henry Johnson* 34 FB 12 0 0 5 2 0 0
15 Ed Brown 35 P/QB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
36 Andy Russell 22 RLB 14 0 3 20 0 10 0 0 1 1 2 0
78 John Baker 28 RDE 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
66 Myron Pottios* 24 MLB 14 0 4 78 0 38 0
24 Jim Bradshaw 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Buddy Dial* 26 SE 14 0 0 2 1 5 0
26 Brady Keys 27 PR/RCB 11 0 0 1 2 0 0
33 Theron Sapp 28 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
85 Gary Ballman 23 FL/KR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
43 Glenn Glass 23 RS 14 14 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Lou Michaels* 28 K/LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Bill Nelsen 22 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
62 Mike Sandusky 28 LG 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
63 Art Anderson 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Frank Atkinson 22 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Charlie Bradshaw* 27 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Joe Krupa* 30 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Red Mack 26 TE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 John Powers 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 John Reger 32 9 0 1 16 0 16 0
70 Ernie Stautner 38 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 George Tarasovic 33 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 25 330 1 38 0 0 25 31 7 0 1
Opp Total 14 30 31 12

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
79 Lou Michaels* 28 K/LDE 14 0 32 21 95
84 Buddy Dial* 26 SE 14 0 9 9 54
42 Dick Hoak 24 HB 12 0 6 1 7 42
85 Gary Ballman 23 FL/KR 14 0 5 1 6 36
35 John Henry Johnson* 34 FB 12 0 4 1 5 30
23 Red Mack 26 TE 14 0 3 3 18
15 Ed Brown 35 P/QB 14 14 2 2 12
40 Preston Carpenter 29 14 0 1 1 6
25 Roy Curry 24 6 0 1 1 6
46 Bob Ferguson 24 5 0 1 1 6
27 Dick Haley 26 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
33 Theron Sapp 28 10 0 1 1 6
67 Bob Schmitz 25 LLB 11 0 1 2
30 Tom Tracy 29 6 0 2 2
Team Total 26.8 14 14 21 1 1 37 34 21 1 321
Opp Total 14 14 21 1 34 15 295