Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QB Terry Bradshaw 24 2 14 147 for 308, 1,887 yards, 12 td, 12 int, & 58 rushes for 346 yards and 7 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Franco Harris* 22 Rook 10 188 rushes for 1,055 yards, 10 td, & 21 catches for 180 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
FB John Fuqua 26 3 13 150 rushes for 665 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 152 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 11th / 273rd pick / 1969
WR Frank Lewis 25 1 8 27 catches for 391 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 68 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
WR Ron Shanklin 24 2 13 38 catches for 669 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1970
TE John McMakin 22 Rook 13 21 catches for 277 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1972
LT Jon Kolb 25 3 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
LG Sam Davis 28 5 11 1 fumble recovered
C Ray Mansfield 31 9 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RG Bruce Van Dyke 28 6 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 133rd pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 174th pick / 1966
RT Gerry Mullins 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
Defensive Starters
LDE L.C. Greenwood 26 3 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
LDT Joe Greene*+ 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Ben McGee 33 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 51st pick / 1964
RDE Dwight White* 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
LLB Jack Ham 24 1 14 7 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
MLB Henry Davis 30 4 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 11th / 288th pick / 1968
RLB Andy Russell* 31 9 13 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB John Rowser 28 5 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1967
RCB Mel Blount 24 2 13 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Mike Wagner 23 1 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
FS Ralph Anderson 23 1 8 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 126th pick / 1971
Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela* 24 3 0 28 of 41 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Bobby Walden 34 8 0 65 punts for a 43.8 average, 2 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Glen Edwards 25 1 0 22 punt returns for a 9.2 average and 0 td
KR Preston Pearson 27 5 5 13 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967

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