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1976 Pittsburgh Steelers

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 15.3, Offense: 5.7, Defense: 9.6, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 342 points (24.4/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 138 points (9.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 204 points (14.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.5-1.5.

Coach: Chuck Noll (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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 28 6 8 92 for 192, 1,177 yards, 10 td, 9 int, & 31 rushes for 219 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Rocky Bleier 30 8 14 220 rushes for 1,036 yards, 5 td, & 24 catches for 294 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
FB Franco Harris* 26 4 14 289 rushes for 1,128 yards, 14 td, & 23 catches for 151 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
WR Frank Lewis 29 5 12 17 catches for 306 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 24 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
WR Lynn Swann 24 2 10 28 catches for 516 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
TE Larry Brown 27 5 8 7 catches for 97 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
LT Jon Kolb 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
LG Sam Davis 32 9 12
C Mike Webster 24 2 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Jim Clack 29 5 8
RT Gerry Mullins 27 5 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE L.C. Greenwood* 30 7 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
LDT Joe Greene* 30 7 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Ernie Holmes 28 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 203rd pick / 1971
RDE Dwight White 27 5 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
LLB Jack Ham*+ 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
MLB Jack Lambert*+ 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 8 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
RLB Andy Russell 35 13 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
LCB J.T. Thomas* 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
RCB Mel Blount* 28 6 14 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Mike Wagner* 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
FS Glen Edwards* 29 5 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela 28 7 0 14 of 26 field goals & 40 of 43 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Bobby Walden 38 12 0 76 punts for a 39.2 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Theo Bell 23 Rook 1 39 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
KR Ernest Pough 24 Rook 2 18 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Jimmy Allen 24 10 0 194 6-2 Pierce College (CA),UCLA 3/6/1952 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1974
76 John Banaszak 26 rde 13 5 242 6-3 East. Michigan 8/24/1950 1 5
83 Theo Bell 23 PR 13 1 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
53 Greg Blankenship 22 6 0 212 6-1 Cal State-Hayward 3/24/1954 Rook 4
20 Rocky Bleier 30 RB 14 14 210 5-11 Notre Dame 3/5/1946 8 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
47 Mel Blount* 28 RCB 14 14 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 6 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
12 Terry Bradshaw 28 QB 10 8 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
87 Larry Brown 27 TE 13 8 246 6-4 Kansas 6/16/1949 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
50 Jim Clack 29 RG 11 8 250 6-3 Wake Forest 10/26/1947 5 9
89 Bennie Cunningham 22 12 0 254 6-5 Clemson 12/23/1954 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
57 Sam Davis 32 LG 14 12 255 6-1 Allen 7/5/1944 9 8
35 Jack Deloplaine 22 14 0 205 5-10 Salem 4/21/1954 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 1976
67 Gary Dunn 23 5 0 258 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/24/1953 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
27 Glen Edwards* 29 FS 14 14 185 6-0 Florida A&M 7/31/1947 5 14
33 John Fuqua 30 14 0 205 5-11 Morgan St. 9/12/1946 7 1 New York Giants / 11th / 273rd pick / 1969
64 Steve Furness 26 dt 9 3 255 6-4 Rhode Island 12/5/1950 4 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
10 Roy Gerela 28 K 14 0 185 5-10 New Mexico St. 4/2/1948 7 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
71 Gordon Gravelle 27 t 6 2 250 6-5 BYU 6/12/1949 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
75 Joe Greene* 30 LDT 14 14 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 7 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood* 30 LDE 13 13 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 7 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
84 Randy Grossman 24 te 14 6 218 6-1 Temple 9/20/1952 2 3
59 Jack Ham*+ 28 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Penn St. 12/23/1948 5 17 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
32 Franco Harris* 26 FB 14 14 230 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1950 4 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
46 Reggie Harrison 25 12 0 218 5-11 Cincinnati 1/9/1951 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 215th pick / 1974
63 Ernie Holmes 28 RDT 14 14 260 6-3 Texas Southern 7/11/1948 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 203rd pick / 1971
54 Marv Kellum 24 14 0 225 6-2 Wichita St. 6/23/1952 2 5
55 Jon Kolb 29 LT 14 14 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 7 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
15 Mike Kruczek 23 qb 10 6 202 6-1 Boston Col. 3/15/1953 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1976
58 Jack Lambert*+ 24 MLB 14 14 220 6-4 Kent St. 7/8/1952 2 19 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
43 Frank Lewis 29 WR 12 12 196 6-1 Grambling St. 7/4/1947 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
56 Ray Mansfield 35 14 7 250 6-3 Washington 1/21/1941 13 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 18th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 5th / 37th pick / 1963
72 Gerry Mullins 27 RT 14 13 244 6-3 USC 8/24/1949 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
53 Ray Pinney 22 t 14 0 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
22 Ernest Pough 24 KR 14 2 174 6-1 Texas Southern 5/17/1952 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1976
34 Andy Russell 35 RLB 14 12 225 6-2 Missouri 10/29/1941 13 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 220th pick / 1963
31 Donnie Shell 24 14 0 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 2 4
82 John Stallworth 24 wr 8 3 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
88 Lynn Swann 24 WR 12 10 180 5-11 USC 3/7/1952 2 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
24 J.T. Thomas* 25 LCB 14 14 196 6-2 Florida St. 4/22/1951 3 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
51 Loren Toews 25 lb 14 2 220 6-3 California 11/3/1951 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
23 Mike Wagner* 27 SS 14 14 210 6-1 West. Illinois 6/22/1949 5 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
39 Bobby Walden 38 P 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 12 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
52 Mike Webster 24 C 14 14 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 2 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
78 Dwight White 27 RDE 9 7 255 6-4 Texas A&M-Commerce 7/30/1949 5 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.8 14 223.1 6-1.8 4.2