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1965 Pittsburgh Steelers

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2-12-0, Finished 7th in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -18.3, Offense: -10.8, Defense: -7.5, SoS: -4.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 202 points (14.4/g), 14th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 397 points (28.4/g), 12th.
 Differential of -195 points (-13.9/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 2.3-11.7.

Coach: Mike Nixon (2-12-0)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Rhode Island (Kingston, Rhode Island)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bill Nelsen 24 2 12 121 for 270, 1,917 yards, 8 td, 17 int, & 26 rushes for 84 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
HB Dick Hoak 26 4 0 131 rushes for 426 yards, 5 td, & 19 catches for 228 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
FB Mike Lind 25 2 0 111 rushes for 375 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 236 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 64th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 19th / 152nd pick / 1962
FL Gary Ballman* 25 3 0 40 catches for 859 yards, 5 td, & 17 rushes for 46 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
SE Clendon Thomas 30 7 0 25 catches for 431 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
TE John Hilton 23 Rook 0 4 catches for 32 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
LT Charlie Bradshaw 29 7 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
LG Mike Sandusky 30 8 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
C Art Hunter 32 11 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RG Mike Magac 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1960
RT Dan James 28 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben McGee 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
LDT Ray Mansfield 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RDT Chuck Hinton 26 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
RDE John Baker 30 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
LLB John Campbell 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
MLB Myron Pottios 26 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
RLB Gene Breen 24 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 210th pick / 1963
LCB Marv Woodson 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
RCB Brady Keys 29 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
LS Jim Bradshaw 26 2 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 20th / 158th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 248th pick / 1963
RS Willie Daniel 28 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Clark 25 2 0 11 of 19 field goals & 19 of 24 extra points
P Frank Lambert 22 Rook 0 78 punts for a 45.1 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1965
New York Jets / 10th / 76th pick / 1965
PR Roy Jefferson 22 Rook 0 13 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
KR Cannonball Butler 22 Rook 0 25 kick returns for a 20.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Ed Adamchik 24 2 0 235 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/2/1941 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 21st / 164th pick / 1963
New York Giants / 12th / 166th pick / 1963
25 Duane Allen 28 2 0 225 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 10/21/1937 4 0 Denver Broncos / 33rd / 258th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1961
78 John Baker 30 RDE 14 0 279 6-6 North Carolina Central 6/10/1935 7 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
85 Gary Ballman* 25 FL 14 0 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
71 Charlie Bradshaw 29 LT 14 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 7 4 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
24 Jim Bradshaw 26 LS 12 0 205 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 1/13/1939 2 7 Boston Patriots / 20th / 158th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 248th pick / 1963
63 Rod Breedlove 27 14 0 230 6-2 Maryland 3/10/1938 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 35th pick / 1960
52 Gene Breen 24 RLB 14 0 230 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/21/1941 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 210th pick / 1963
15 Ed Brown 37 13 0 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 11 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
23 Cannonball Butler 22 KR 14 0 194 5-9 Edward Waters 5/4/1943 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
53 John Campbell 27 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Minnesota 10/7/1938 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
83 Mike Clark 25 K 14 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 11/7/1940 2 3
44 Willie Daniel 28 RS 9 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/10/1937 4 6
84 Lee Folkins 26 8 0 215 6-5 Washington 7/4/1939 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
61 Riley Gunnels 28 14 0 253 6-3 Georgia 9/24/1937 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 115th pick / 1959
51 Ken Henson 22 4 0 260 6-6 TCU 4/11/1943 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 63rd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 14th / 110th pick / 1964
82 John Hilton 23 TE 14 0 225 6-5 Richmond 3/12/1942 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
64 Chuck Hinton 26 RDT 14 0 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
42 Dick Hoak 26 HB 14 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 4 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
29 Bob Hohn 24 10 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 6/4/1941 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 154th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 273rd pick / 1964
56 Art Hunter 32 C 9 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 11 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
77 Dan James 28 RT 13 0 262 6-4 Ohio St. 8/10/1937 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
87 Roy Jefferson 22 PR 10 0 195 6-2 Utah 11/9/1943 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
35 John Henry Johnson 36 1 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 11 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
26 Brady Keys 29 RCB 14 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
75 Ken Kortas 23 14 0 280 6-4 Louisville 5/17/1942 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 18th pick / 1964
46 Frank Lambert 22 P 14 0 200 6-3 Mississippi 4/17/1943 Rook 3 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1965
New York Jets / 10th / 76th pick / 1965
72 Ray Lemek 31 14 0 238 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1934 8 2 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
38 Mike Lind 25 FB 14 0 220 6-2 Notre Dame 2/22/1940 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 64th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 19th / 152nd pick / 1962
27 Red Mack 28 2 0 180 5-10 Notre Dame 6/19/1937 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 131st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 179th pick / 1961
68 Mike Magac 27 RG 8 0 240 6-3 Missouri 5/25/1938 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1960
61 Fran Mallick 24 6 0 245 6-2 none 2/25/1941 Rook 2
73 Ray Mansfield 24 LDT 14 0 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 2 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
20 Paul Martha 23 12 0 187 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/22/1942 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 69th pick / 1964
60 Ben McGee 26 LDE 13 0 250 6-3 Jackson St. 1/26/1939 1 5 New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
54 Max Messner 27 14 0 225 6-3 Cincinnati 10/13/1938 5 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 99th pick / 1960
14 Bill Nelsen 24 QB 12 12 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
65 Bob Nichols 22 14 0 250 6-3 Stanford 7/18/1943 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 122nd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 18th / 142nd pick / 1964
36 Clarence Peaks 30 10 0 218 6-1 Michigan St. 9/23/1935 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1957
58 Ed Pine 25 8 0 235 6-4 Utah 7/13/1940 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 17th pick / 1962
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1962
66 Myron Pottios 26 MLB 6 0 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
88 John Powers 25 2 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 6/15/1940 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 117th pick / 1962
62 Mike Sandusky 30 LG 12 0 231 6-0 Maryland 3/14/1935 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1957
33 Theron Sapp 30 14 0 203 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1935 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 112th pick / 1958
67 Bob Schmitz 27 1 0 235 6-1 Wisconsin,Montana St. 9/10/1938 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
49 Bob Sherman 23 11 0 195 6-2 Iowa 7/4/1942 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 163rd pick / 1964
25 Jerry Simmons 23 4 0 190 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 11/14/1942 Rook 0
28 Clendon Thomas 30 SE 14 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 7 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
16 Tommy Wade 23 qb 4 2 195 6-2 Texas 3/23/1942 1 1
47 Marv Woodson 24 LCB 13 0 190 6-1 Indiana 9/19/1941 1 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
Team Total 26.3 14 221.4 6-2.1 3.4