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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ed Brown 35 9 14 168 for 362, 2,982 yards, 21 td, 20 int, & 15 rushes for 20 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
HB Dick Hoak 24 2 0 216 rushes for 679 yards, 6 td, & 11 catches for 118 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
FB John Henry Johnson* 34 9 0 186 rushes for 773 yards, 4 td, & 21 catches for 145 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
FL Gary Ballman 23 1 0 26 catches for 492 yards, 5 td, & 8 rushes for 59 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
SE Buddy Dial* 26 4 0 60 catches for 1,295 yards, 9 td New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
TE Red Mack 26 2 0 25 catches for 618 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 131st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 179th pick / 1961
LT Charlie Bradshaw* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
LG Mike Sandusky 28 6 0 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Buzz Nutter 32 9 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
RG Ray Lemek 29 6 0 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
RT Dan James 26 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lou Michaels* 28 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
LDT Frank Atkinson 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 108th pick / 1963
RDT Joe Krupa* 30 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
RDE John Baker 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
LLB Bob Schmitz 25 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
MLB Myron Pottios* 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
RLB Andy Russell 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB Dick Haley 26 4 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1959
RCB Brady Keys 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
LS Clendon Thomas* 28 5 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
RS Glenn Glass 23 1 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 17th / 231st pick / 1962
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Michaels* 28 5 0 21 of 41 field goals & 32 of 35 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
P Ed Brown 35 9 14 57 punts for a 39.6 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
PR Brady Keys 27 2 0 13 punt returns for a 15.2 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
KR Gary Ballman 23 1 0 22 kick returns for a 31.7 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Art Anderson 27 13 0 244 6-3 Idaho 10/9/1936 2 4
73 Frank Atkinson 22 LDT 14 0 240 6-3 Stanford 12/13/1941 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 108th pick / 1963
78 John Baker 28 RDE 14 0 279 6-6 North Carolina Central 6/10/1935 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
85 Gary Ballman 23 FL 14 0 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
71 Charlie Bradshaw* 27 LT 14 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 5 11 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
24 Jim Bradshaw 24 14 0 205 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 1/13/1939 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 20th / 158th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 248th pick / 1963
15 Ed Brown 35 P 14 14 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 9 13 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
86 John Burrell 23 14 0 185 6-3 Rice 11/22/1940 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 92nd pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 25th / 195th pick / 1962
40 Preston Carpenter 29 14 0 190 6-2 Arkansas 1/24/1934 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
74 Lou Cordileone 26 14 0 250 6-1 Clemson 8/4/1937 3 3 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1960
25 Roy Curry 24 6 0 185 6-1 Jackson St. 11/9/1939 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 164th pick / 1963
44 Willie Daniel 26 13 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/10/1937 2 3
84 Buddy Dial* 26 SE 14 0 194 6-1 Rice 1/17/1937 4 14 New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
46 Bob Ferguson 24 5 0 220 5-11 Ohio St. 8/29/1939 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
43 Glenn Glass 23 RS 14 14 205 6-1 Tennessee 2/16/1940 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 17th / 231st pick / 1962
27 Dick Haley 26 LCB 14 0 183 5-10 Pittsburgh 10/2/1937 4 7 Washington Redskins / 9th / 100th pick / 1959
42 Dick Hoak 24 HB 12 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
77 Dan James 26 RT 14 0 262 6-4 Ohio St. 8/10/1937 3 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
35 John Henry Johnson* 34 FB 12 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 9 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
26 Brady Keys 27 PR 11 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
75 Joe Krupa* 30 RDT 14 0 232 6-2 Purdue 7/6/1933 7 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1956
72 Ray Lemek 29 RG 14 0 238 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1934 6 7 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
23 Red Mack 26 TE 14 0 180 5-10 Notre Dame 6/19/1937 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 131st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 179th pick / 1961
79 Lou Michaels* 28 K 14 0 243 6-2 Kentucky 9/28/1935 5 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
14 Bill Nelsen 22 2 0 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
12 Terry Nofsinger 25 2 0 215 6-4 Utah 7/13/1938 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 230th pick / 1961
51 Buzz Nutter 32 C 14 0 230 6-4 Virginia Tech 2/16/1931 9 7 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1953
66 Myron Pottios* 24 MLB 14 0 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 2 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
88 John Powers 23 14 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 6/15/1940 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 117th pick / 1962
50 John Reger 32 9 0 225 6-0 Pittsburgh 9/11/1931 8 3
56 Bob Rowley 22 3 0 235 6-2 Virginia 9/16/1941 Rook 2
36 Andy Russell 22 RLB 14 0 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
62 Mike Sandusky 28 LG 13 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
33 Theron Sapp 28 10 0 203 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1935 4 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 112th pick / 1958
67 Bob Schmitz 25 LLB 11 0 235 6-1 Wisconsin,Montana St. 9/10/1938 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
70 Ernie Stautner 38 14 0 230 6-1 Boston Col. 4/20/1925 13 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1950
68 Ron Stehouwer 26 14 0 230 6-2 Colorado St. 2/4/1937 3 4 Detroit Lions / 12th / 136th pick / 1959
82 George Tarasovic 33 8 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 11 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
28 Clendon Thomas* 28 LS 13 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 5 11 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
30 Tom Tracy 29 6 0 205 5-9 Tennessee 9/7/1934 7 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
Team Total 26.8 14 218.3 6-1.5 3.9