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1969 Pittsburgh Steelers

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1-13-0, Finished 4th in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -7.9, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (15.6/g), 15th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 404 points (28.9/g), 16th.
 Differential of -186 points (-13.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (1-13-0)

Stadium: Pitt Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

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 Dick Shiner 27 5 9 97 for 209, 1,422 yards, 7 td, 10 int, & 14 rushes for 55 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 87th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1964
HB Dick Hoak 30 8 0 151 rushes for 531 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 190 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
FB Earl Gros 29 7 0 116 rushes for 343 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 131 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 14th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1962
FL J.R. Wilburn 26 3 0 20 catches for 373 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 171st pick / 1965
SE Roy Jefferson*+ 26 4 0 67 catches for 1,079 yards, 9 td, & 4 rushes for 46 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
TE John Hilton 27 4 0 12 catches for 231 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
LT Mike Taylor 24 1 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1968
LG Larry Gagner 26 3 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 18th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1966
C Ray Mansfield 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RG Bruce Van Dyke 25 3 0 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 133rd pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 174th pick / 1966
RT John Brown 30 7 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lloyd Voss 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
LDT Joe Greene*+ 23 Rook 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Chuck Hinton 30 5 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
RDE Ben McGee 30 5 0 New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
LLB Jerry Hillebrand 29 6 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
MLB Ray May 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
RLB Andy Russell 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB Bob Hohn 28 4 0 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 154th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 273rd pick / 1964
RCB Jim Shorter 30 7 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 14th / 193rd pick / 1962
LS Chuck Beatty 23 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 160th pick / 1969
RS Paul Martha 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 69th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo 31 9 0 12 of 26 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Bobby Walden* 31 5 0 77 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Bob Campbell 22 Rook 0 28 punt returns for a 4.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1969
KR Bob Campbell 22 Rook 0 26 kick returns for a 20.1 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1969

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Bob Adams 23 14 0 225 6-2 Pacific 8/15/1946 Rook 1
83 Don Alley 24 8 0 200 6-2 Adams St. 4/21/1945 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 413th pick / 1967
71 Dick Arndt 25 3 0 265 6-5 Stanford,Idaho 3/12/1944 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 77th pick / 1966
46 Warren Bankston 22 14 0 235 6-4 Tulane 7/22/1947 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1969
37 Chuck Beatty 23 LS 7 0 200 6-2 North Texas 2/8/1946 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 160th pick / 1969
74 John Brown 30 RT 14 0 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 7 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
44 Lee Calland 28 8 0 190 6-0 Louisville 9/14/1941 6 2
23 Bob Campbell 22 KR 14 0 195 6-0 Penn St. 4/18/1947 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1969
53 John Campbell 31 3 0 225 6-3 Minnesota 10/7/1938 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
89 Marshall Cropper 25 4 0 200 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/1/1944 2 1
57 Sam Davis 25 g 12 2 255 6-1 Allen 7/5/1944 2 1
54 Doug Fisher 22 6 0 225 6-1 San Diego St. 3/10/1947 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 290th pick / 1969
79 Larry Gagner 26 LG 12 0 240 6-3 Florida 12/30/1943 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 18th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1966
72 Joe Greene*+ 23 LDT 14 14 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 Rook 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood 23 12 0 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
38 Earl Gros 29 FB 13 0 220 6-3 LSU 8/29/1940 7 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 14th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1962
76 Mike Haggerty 24 14 0 245 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/14/1945 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 140th pick / 1967
5 Terry Hanratty 21 qb 8 5 210 6-1 Notre Dame 1/19/1948 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1969
24 Jon Henderson 25 9 0 200 6-0 Colorado St. 12/17/1944 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1968
69 Jerry Hillebrand 29 LLB 10 0 240 6-3 Colorado 3/28/1940 6 5 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
82 John Hilton 27 TE 11 0 225 6-5 Richmond 3/12/1942 4 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 76th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 16th / 125th pick / 1964
64 Chuck Hinton 30 RDT 14 0 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
42 Dick Hoak 30 HB 14 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 8 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
29 Bob Hohn 28 LCB 11 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 6/4/1941 4 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 154th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 273rd pick / 1964
87 Roy Jefferson*+ 26 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Utah 11/9/1943 4 11 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
55 Jon Kolb 22 14 0 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
56 Ray Mansfield 28 C 14 0 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 6 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
20 Paul Martha 27 RS 14 0 187 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/22/1942 5 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 69th pick / 1964
59 Ray May 24 MLB 14 0 230 6-1 USC 6/4/1945 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
36 Don McCall 25 13 0 195 5-11 USC 9/21/1944 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 108th pick / 1967
60 Ben McGee 30 RDE 14 0 250 6-3 Jackson St. 1/26/1939 5 4 New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
11 Gene Mingo 31 K 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 9 1
10 Kent Nix 25 5 0 195 6-2 TCU 3/12/1944 2 1
27 Clancy Oliver 22 9 0 183 6-1 San Diego St. 11/17/1947 Rook 2
34 Andy Russell 28 RLB 14 0 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 6 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
17 Dick Shiner 27 QB 12 9 201 6-0 Maryland 7/18/1942 5 5 Washington Redskins / 7th / 87th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1964
21 Jim Shorter 30 RCB 14 0 184 5-11 Detroit Mercy 6/8/1939 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 193rd pick / 1962
61 Brian Stenger 22 14 0 241 6-4 Notre Dame 1/16/1947 Rook 3
77 Mike Taylor 24 LT 9 0 255 6-4 USC 5/5/1945 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1968
66 Bruce Van Dyke 25 RG 14 0 255 6-2 Missouri 8/6/1944 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 133rd pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 174th pick / 1966
65 Lloyd Voss 27 LDE 14 0 256 6-4 Nebraska 2/13/1942 5 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
39 Bobby Walden* 31 P 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 5 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
67 Clarence Washington 23 13 0 264 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 12/23/1946 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 264th pick / 1969
62 Ralph Wenzel 26 8 0 250 6-2 San Jose St.,San Diego St. 3/13/1943 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 168th pick / 1966
86 J.R. Wilburn 26 FL 10 0 190 6-2 South Carolina 4/27/1943 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 171st pick / 1965
43 Erwin Williams 22 9 0 214 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 6/21/1947 Rook 0
52 Sid Williams 27 7 0 235 6-2 Southern 3/24/1942 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 222nd pick / 1964
47 Marv Woodson 28 8 0 190 6-1 Indiana 9/19/1941 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
Team Total 25.9 14 223.2 6-2.2 3.1