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1970 Pittsburgh Steelers

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -1.5, SoS: -3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (15.0/g), 21st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (19.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of -62 points (-4.4/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-9.1.

Coach: Chuck Noll (5-9-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Terry Bradshaw 22 Rook 8 83 for 218, 1,410 yards, 6 td, 24 int, & 32 rushes for 233 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Preston Pearson 25 3 14 173 rushes for 503 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 71 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
FB John Fuqua 24 1 14 138 rushes for 691 yards, 7 td, & 23 catches for 289 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 11th / 273rd pick / 1969
WR Ron Shanklin 22 Rook 14 30 catches for 691 yards, 4 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1970
WR Dave Smith 23 Rook 7 30 catches for 458 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 184th pick / 1970
TE Dennis Hughes 22 Rook 8 24 catches for 332 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -8 yards and 0 td
LT Mike Haggerty 25 3 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 140th pick / 1967
LG Sam Davis 26 3 14
C Ray Mansfield 29 7 14 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RG Bruce Van Dyke 26 4 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 133rd pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 174th pick / 1966
RT John Brown 31 8 14 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lloyd Voss 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
LDT Joe Greene* 24 1 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Chuck Hinton 31 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
RDE Ben McGee 31 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
LLB Jerry Hillebrand 30 7 10 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
MLB Chuck Allen 31 9 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
RLB Andy Russell* 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB Mel Blount 22 Rook 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
RCB Lee Calland 29 7 14 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Chuck Beatty 24 1 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 160th pick / 1969
FS Ocie Austin 23 2 7 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 10th / 257th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo 32 10 0 5 of 18 field goals & 17 of 17 extra points
P Bobby Walden 32 6 0 75 punts for a 45.2 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Hubie Bryant 24 Rook 7 37 punt returns for a 4.3 average and 0 td
KR Mel Blount 22 Rook 10 18 kick returns for a 29.7 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Bob Adams 24 14 2 225 6-2 Pacific 8/15/1946 1 0
58 Chuck Allen 31 MLB 14 14 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 9 8 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
71 Dick Arndt 26 14 0 265 6-5 Stanford,Idaho 3/12/1944 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 77th pick / 1966
28 Ocie Austin 23 FS 7 7 200 6-3 Utah St. 1/8/1947 2 6 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 257th pick / 1968
46 Warren Bankston 23 4 0 235 6-4 Tulane 7/22/1947 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1969
29 Fred Barry 22 9 0 184 5-10 Boston Univ. 7/31/1948 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 193rd pick / 1970
37 Chuck Beatty 24 SS 12 12 200 6-2 North Texas 2/8/1946 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 160th pick / 1969
47 Mel Blount 22 KR 14 10 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
12 Terry Bradshaw 22 QB 13 8 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
74 John Brown 31 RT 14 14 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 8 5 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
32 Hubie Bryant 24 PR 14 7 170 5-10 Minnesota 2/10/1946 Rook 2
44 Lee Calland 29 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Louisville 9/14/1941 7 8
30 Terry Cole 25 10 0 220 6-2 Indiana 7/7/1945 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 242nd pick / 1968
31 Carl Crennel 22 3 0 230 6-1 West Virginia 9/14/1948 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 209th pick / 1970
53 Henry Davis 28 14 4 235 6-3 Grambling St. 11/8/1942 2 3 New York Giants / 11th / 288th pick / 1968
57 Sam Davis 26 LG 14 14 255 6-1 Allen 7/5/1944 3 5
54 Doug Fisher 23 4 0 225 6-1 San Diego St. 3/10/1947 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 290th pick / 1969
33 John Fuqua 24 FB 14 14 205 5-11 Morgan St. 9/12/1946 1 8 New York Giants / 11th / 273rd pick / 1969
24 Kenny Graham 29 3 0 210 6-0 Washington St. 11/25/1941 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
75 Joe Greene* 24 LDT 14 14 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood 24 12 0 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
76 Mike Haggerty 25 LT 14 14 245 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/14/1945 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 140th pick / 1967
5 Terry Hanratty 22 qb 13 6 210 6-1 Notre Dame 1/19/1948 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1969
69 Jerry Hillebrand 30 LLB 12 10 240 6-3 Colorado 3/28/1940 7 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
64 Chuck Hinton 31 RDT 14 14 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
42 Dick Hoak 31 12 0 195 5-11 Penn St. 12/8/1939 9 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 90th pick / 1961
82 Dennis Hughes 22 TE 11 8 225 6-1 Georgia 2/22/1948 Rook 3
84 Dave Kalina 23 2 0 205 6-3 Miami (FL) 9/2/1947 Rook 0
55 Jon Kolb 23 14 0 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
56 Ray Mansfield 29 C 14 14 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 7 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
60 Ben McGee 31 RDE 14 14 250 6-3 Jackson St. 1/26/1939 6 7 New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
21 Gene Mingo 32 K 10 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 10 -1
27 Clancy Oliver 23 14 7 183 6-1 San Diego St. 11/17/1947 1 3
26 Preston Pearson 25 RB 14 14 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
48 John Rowser 26 7 4 190 6-1 Michigan 4/24/1944 3 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1967
34 Andy Russell* 29 RLB 14 14 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 7 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
25 Ron Shanklin 22 WR 14 14 183 6-1 North Texas 1/21/1948 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1970
73 Rick Sharp 22 14 0 265 6-3 Washington 6/1/1948 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 288th pick / 1970
88 Dave Smith 23 WR 14 7 205 6-2 Waynesburg,Indiana (PA) 5/18/1947 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 184th pick / 1970
49 John Sodaski 22 3 2 222 6-2 Villanova 1/14/1948 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 212th pick / 1969
2 Jon Staggers 22 12 0 185 5-10 Missouri 12/14/1948 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 105th pick / 1970
61 Brian Stenger 23 7 0 241 6-4 Notre Dame 1/16/1947 1 3
66 Bruce Van Dyke 26 RG 14 13 255 6-2 Missouri 8/6/1944 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 133rd pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 174th pick / 1966
65 Lloyd Voss 28 LDE 14 14 256 6-4 Nebraska 2/13/1942 6 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 11th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1964
39 Bobby Walden 32 P 13 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 6 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
67 Clarence Washington 24 14 0 264 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 12/23/1946 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 264th pick / 1969
14 Allan Watson 26 4 0 162 5-9 Newport (Wales) 11/5/1944 Rook 0
62 Ralph Wenzel 27 14 1 250 6-2 San Jose St.,San Diego St. 3/13/1943 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 168th pick / 1966
86 J.R. Wilburn 27 6 4 190 6-2 South Carolina 4/27/1943 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 171st pick / 1965
Team Total 25.6 14 222.2 6-1.8 2.8