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1966 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-8-1, NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.5, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 316 points (22.6/g), 7th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (24.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -31 points (-2.2/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-7.8.

Coach: Bill Austin (5-8-1)

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

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 Ron Smith 24 1 7 79 for 181, 1,249 yards, 8 td, 12 int, & 4 rushes for -9 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 131st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 184th pick / 1964
HB Dick Hoak 27 5 0 81 rushes for 212 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 239 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
FB Willie Asbury 23 Rook 0 169 rushes for 544 yards, 7 td, & 19 catches for 228 yards and 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 64th pick / 1966
FL Gary Ballman 26 4 0 41 catches for 663 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
SE Roy Jefferson 23 1 0 32 catches for 772 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 36 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
TE John Hilton 24 1 0 46 catches for 603 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
LT Charlie Bradshaw 30 8 0 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
LG Larry Gagner 23 Rook 14 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 18th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1966
C Ray Mansfield 25 3 0 3 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RG Mike Magac 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1960
RT Dan James 29 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben McGee* 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
LDT Ken Kortas 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 18th pick / 1964
RDT Chuck Hinton 27 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
RDE Lloyd Voss 24 2 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
LLB John Campbell 28 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
MLB Bill Saul 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1962
RLB Andy Russell 25 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB Marv Woodson 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
RCB Brady Keys* 30 5 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
LS Clendon Thomas 31 8 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
RS Paul Martha 24 2 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 69th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Clark* 26 3 0 21 of 32 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points
P Frank Lambert 23 1 0 78 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1965
New York Jets / 10th / 76th pick / 1965
PR Roy Jefferson 23 1 0 12 punt returns for a 2.4 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
KR Gary Ballman 26 4 0 20 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
30 Willie Asbury 23 FB 14 0 226 6-1 Kent St. 2/22/1943 Rook 8 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 64th pick / 1966
78 John Baker 31 7 0 279 6-6 North Carolina Central 6/10/1935 8 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
85 Gary Ballman 26 FL 13 0 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
71 Charlie Bradshaw 30 LT 14 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
24 Jim Bradshaw 27 9 0 205 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 1/13/1939 3 4 Boston Patriots / 20th / 158th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 248th pick / 1963
63 Rod Breedlove 28 11 0 230 6-2 Maryland 3/10/1938 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 35th pick / 1960
52 Gene Breen 25 2 0 230 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/21/1941 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 210th pick / 1963
49 Amos Bullocks 27 8 0 202 6-1 Southern Illinois 2/7/1939 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 20th / 270th pick / 1962
23 Cannonball Butler 23 14 0 194 5-9 Edward Waters 5/4/1943 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
53 John Campbell 28 LLB 13 0 225 6-3 Minnesota 10/7/1938 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
83 Mike Clark* 26 K 14 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 11/7/1940 3 5
44 Willie Daniel 29 12 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/10/1937 5 2
79 Larry Gagner 23 LG 14 14 240 6-3 Florida 12/30/1943 Rook 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 18th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1966
74 Riley Gunnels 29 14 0 253 6-3 Georgia 9/24/1937 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 115th pick / 1959
82 John Hilton 24 TE 14 0 225 6-5 Richmond 3/12/1942 1 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
64 Chuck Hinton 27 RDT 14 0 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
42 Dick Hoak 27 HB 13 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 5 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
29 Bob Hohn 25 4 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 6/4/1941 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 154th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 273rd pick / 1964
15 George Izo 29 qb 4 2 218 6-4 Notre Dame 9/20/1937 6 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1960
77 Dan James 29 RT 10 0 262 6-4 Ohio St. 8/10/1937 6 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1959
87 Roy Jefferson 23 PR 14 0 195 6-2 Utah 11/9/1943 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
84 Tony Jeter 22 9 0 223 6-3 Nebraska 9/8/1944 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 46th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 89th pick / 1966
26 Brady Keys* 30 RCB 14 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
55 Pat Killorin 22 5 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 6/11/1944 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 35th pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 10th / 83rd pick / 1966
75 Ken Kortas 24 LDT 14 0 280 6-4 Louisville 5/17/1942 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 18th pick / 1964
46 Frank Lambert 23 P 14 0 200 6-3 Mississippi 4/17/1943 1 3 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1965
New York Jets / 10th / 76th pick / 1965
31 Dick Leftridge 22 4 0 240 6-2 West Virginia 4/14/1944 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 4th / 26th pick / 1966
38 Mike Lind 26 6 0 220 6-2 Notre Dame 2/22/1940 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 64th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 19th / 152nd pick / 1962
68 Mike Magac 28 RG 14 0 240 6-3 Missouri 5/25/1938 6 5 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1960
73 Ray Mansfield 25 C 14 0 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 3 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
20 Paul Martha 24 RS 12 0 187 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/22/1942 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 69th pick / 1964
60 Ben McGee* 27 LDE 14 0 250 6-3 Jackson St. 1/26/1939 2 7 New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
11 Ron Meyer 22 4 0 205 6-4 South Dakota St. 8/27/1944 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 107th pick / 1966
14 Bill Nelsen 25 qb 5 5 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
72 Fran O'Brien 30 11 0 253 6-1 Michigan St. 4/17/1936 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1959
58 Roger Pillath 25 6 0 242 6-4 Wisconsin 12/21/1941 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 39th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 53rd pick / 1964
51 Tim Powell 24 4 0 248 6-4 Northwestern 9/2/1942 1 2
34 Andy Russell 25 RLB 14 0 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
50 Bill Saul 26 MLB 14 0 224 6-4 Penn St. 11/19/1940 4 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1962
67 Bob Schmitz 28 8 0 235 6-1 Wisconsin,Montana St. 9/10/1938 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 187th pick / 1961
25 Jerry Simmons 24 13 0 190 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 11/14/1942 1 1
37 Bobby Smith 24 8 0 203 6-0 North Texas 5/18/1942 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 81st pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 94th pick / 1964
10 Ron Smith 24 QB 9 7 220 6-5 Wake Forest,Richmond 6/27/1942 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 131st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 184th pick / 1964
88 Steve Smith 22 3 0 250 6-2 Michigan 5/29/1944 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
61 Eli Strand 23 8 0 250 6-2 Iowa St. 2/11/1943 Rook 2
28 Clendon Thomas 31 LS 14 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 8 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
65 Lloyd Voss 24 RDE 14 0 256 6-4 Nebraska 2/13/1942 2 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
62 Ralph Wenzel 23 6 0 250 6-2 San Jose St.,San Diego St. 3/13/1943 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 168th pick / 1966
86 J.R. Wilburn 23 14 0 190 6-2 South Carolina 4/27/1943 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 171st pick / 1965
47 Marv Woodson 25 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Indiana 9/19/1941 2 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
Team Total 25.6 14 224.1 6-2.2 2.8