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1974 Pittsburgh Steelers

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10-3-1, AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.8, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 305 points (21.8/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 189 points (13.5/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 116 points (8.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (10-3-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: Three Rivers 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 Terry Bradshaw 26 4 7 67 for 148, 785 yards, 7 td, 8 int, & 34 rushes for 224 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Rocky Bleier 28 6 7 88 rushes for 373 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 87 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
FB Franco Harris* 24 2 11 208 rushes for 1,006 yards, 5 td, & 23 catches for 200 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
WR Frank Lewis 27 3 11 30 catches for 365 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
WR Ron Shanklin 26 4 12 19 catches for 324 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1970
TE Larry Brown 25 3 14 17 catches for 190 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
LT Jon Kolb 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
LG Sam Davis 30 7 10
C Ray Mansfield 33 11 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
RG Gerry Mullins 25 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
RT Gordon Gravelle 25 2 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
 Defensive Starters
LDE L.C. Greenwood*+ 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
LDT Joe Greene*+ 28 5 14 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Ernie Holmes 26 2 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 203rd pick / 1971
RDE Dwight White 25 3 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
LLB Jack Ham*+ 26 3 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
MLB Jack Lambert 22 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
RLB Andy Russell* 33 11 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB J.T. Thomas 23 1 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
RCB Mel Blount 26 4 13 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Mike Wagner 25 3 13 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
FS Glen Edwards 27 3 14 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela* 26 5 0 20 of 29 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Bobby Walden 36 10 0 78 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Lynn Swann 22 Rook 2 41 punt returns for a 14.1 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
KR Steve Davis 26 2 6 12 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1971

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Jimmy Allen 22 db 14 1 194 6-2 Pierce College (CA),UCLA 3/6/1952 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1974
20 Rocky Bleier 28 RB 12 7 210 5-11 Notre Dame 3/5/1946 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
47 Mel Blount 26 RCB 13 13 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
38 Ed Bradley 24 10 0 239 6-2 Wake Forest 4/22/1950 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 88th pick / 1972
12 Terry Bradshaw 26 QB 8 7 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
87 Larry Brown 25 TE 14 14 246 6-4 Kansas 6/16/1949 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
50 Jim Clack 27 13 9 250 6-3 Wake Forest 10/26/1947 3 4
22 Dick Conn 23 12 0 185 6-0 Georgia 1/9/1951 Rook 3
77 Charles Davis 23 14 0 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
57 Sam Davis 30 LG 11 10 255 6-1 Allen 7/5/1944 7 5
35 Steve Davis 26 KR 14 6 218 6-1 Delaware St. 11/10/1948 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1971
73 Rich Druschel 22 11 0 248 6-2 North Carolina St. 1/15/1952 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1974
27 Glen Edwards 27 FS 14 14 185 6-0 Florida A&M 7/31/1947 3 9
33 John Fuqua 28 9 2 205 5-11 Morgan St. 9/12/1946 5 2 New York Giants / 11th / 273rd pick / 1969
64 Steve Furness 24 dt 14 1 255 6-4 Rhode Island 12/5/1950 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
86 Reggie Garrett 23 14 0 172 6-1 New Mex. Highlands 11/22/1951 Rook 0
10 Roy Gerela* 26 K 14 0 185 5-10 New Mexico St. 4/2/1948 5 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
17 Joe Gilliam 24 qb 9 6 187 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/29/1950 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 273rd pick / 1972
71 Gordon Gravelle 25 RT 14 13 250 6-5 BYU 6/12/1949 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
75 Joe Greene*+ 28 LDT 14 14 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 5 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood*+ 28 LDE 14 14 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 5 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
84 Randy Grossman 22 14 0 218 6-1 Temple 9/20/1952 Rook 2
59 Jack Ham*+ 26 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Penn St. 12/23/1948 3 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
5 Terry Hanratty 26 qb 3 1 210 6-1 Notre Dame 1/19/1948 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1969
32 Franco Harris* 24 FB 12 11 230 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1950 2 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
46 Reggie Harrison 23 4 0 218 5-11 Cincinnati 1/9/1951 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 215th pick / 1974
63 Ernie Holmes 26 RDT 13 13 260 6-3 Texas Southern 7/11/1948 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 203rd pick / 1971
54 Marv Kellum 22 14 0 225 6-2 Wichita St. 6/23/1952 Rook 4
55 Jon Kolb 27 LT 14 14 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
58 Jack Lambert 22 MLB 14 14 220 6-4 Kent St. 7/8/1952 Rook 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
43 Frank Lewis 27 WR 12 11 196 6-1 Grambling St. 7/4/1947 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
56 Ray Mansfield 33 C 14 13 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 11 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
89 John McMakin 24 8 0 232 6-3 Clemson 9/24/1950 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1972
72 Gerry Mullins 25 RG 12 10 244 6-3 USC 8/24/1949 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
26 Preston Pearson 29 9 2 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 7 4 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
74 Dave Reavis 24 14 0 257 6-5 Arkansas 6/19/1950 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
34 Andy Russell* 33 RLB 14 14 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 11 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
25 Ron Shanklin 26 WR 12 12 183 6-1 North Texas 1/21/1948 4 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1970
31 Donnie Shell 22 14 1 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 Rook 4
82 John Stallworth 22 wr 13 3 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
88 Lynn Swann 22 PR 12 2 180 5-11 USC 3/7/1952 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
24 J.T. Thomas 23 LCB 14 14 196 6-2 Florida St. 4/22/1951 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
51 Loren Toews 23 14 0 220 6-3 California 11/3/1951 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
23 Mike Wagner 25 SS 13 13 210 6-1 West. Illinois 6/22/1949 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
39 Bobby Walden 36 P 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 10 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
52 Mike Webster 22 c 14 1 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
78 Dwight White 25 RDE 14 14 255 6-4 Texas A&M-Commerce 7/30/1949 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
62 Jim Wolf 22 11 0 240 6-2 Prairie View 3/4/1952 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 149th pick / 1974
Team Total 25.3 14 222.5 6-1.8 2.8