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1977 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-5-0, AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 3.9, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 3.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (20.2/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 243 points (17.4/g), 17th.
 Differential of 40 points (2.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

Coach: Chuck Noll (9-5-0)
 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 29 7 14 162 for 314, 2,523 yards, 17 td, 19 int, & 31 rushes for 171 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Rocky Bleier 31 9 13 135 rushes for 465 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 161 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
FB Franco Harris*+ 27 5 14 300 rushes for 1,162 yards, 11 td, & 11 catches for 62 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
WR John Stallworth 25 3 14 44 catches for 784 yards, 7 td, & 6 rushes for 47 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
WR Lynn Swann* 25 3 14 50 catches for 789 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
TE Bennie Cunningham 23 1 11 20 catches for 347 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
LT Jon Kolb 30 8 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
LG Sam Davis 33 10 9
C Mike Webster 25 3 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Jim Clack 30 6 14
RT Larry Brown 28 6 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE L.C. Greenwood 31 8 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
LDT Joe Greene+ 31 8 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Steve Furness 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
RDE Dwight White 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
LLB Jack Ham*+ 29 6 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
MLB Jack Lambert* 25 3 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
RLB Loren Toews 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
LCB J.T. Thomas 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
RCB Mel Blount 29 7 13 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Donnie Shell 25 3 12 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Glen Edwards 30 6 9 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela 29 8 0 9 of 14 field goals & 34 of 37 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Bobby Walden 39 13 0 67 punts for a 37.0 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Jim Smith 22 Rook 0 36 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977
KR Jim Smith 22 Rook 0 16 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Jimmy Allen 25 12 5 194 6-2 Pierce College (CA),UCLA 3/6/1952 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1974
76 John Banaszak 27 8 0 242 6-3 East. Michigan 8/24/1950 2 3
20 Rocky Bleier 31 RB 13 13 210 5-11 Notre Dame 3/5/1946 9 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
47 Mel Blount 29 RCB 14 13 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 7 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
12 Terry Bradshaw 29 QB 14 14 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 7 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
79 Larry Brown 28 RT 14 13 246 6-4 Kansas 6/16/1949 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
50 Jim Clack 30 RG 14 14 250 6-3 Wake Forest 10/26/1947 6 8
56 Robin Cole 22 8 1 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
60 Brad Cousino 24 3 0 218 6-0 Miami (OH) 4/5/1953 2 3
89 Bennie Cunningham 23 TE 12 11 254 6-5 Clemson 12/23/1954 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
57 Sam Davis 33 LG 11 9 255 6-1 Allen 7/5/1944 10 5
35 Jack Deloplaine 23 8 0 205 5-10 Salem 4/21/1954 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 1976
21 Tony Dungy 22 14 0 188 6-0 Minnesota 10/6/1955 Rook 4
27 Glen Edwards 30 FS 13 9 185 6-0 Florida A&M 7/31/1947 6 4
17 Rick Engles 23 1 0 177 5-11 Tulsa 8/18/1954 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 89th pick / 1976
64 Steve Furness 27 LDE 14 14 255 6-4 Rhode Island 12/5/1950 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
10 Roy Gerela 29 K 14 0 185 5-10 New Mexico St. 4/2/1948 8 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
16 Neil Graff 27 4 0 205 6-3 Wisconsin 1/12/1950 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 414th pick / 1972
75 Joe Greene+ 31 LDT 13 13 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 8 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood 31 LDE 9 8 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 8 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
84 Randy Grossman 25 te 13 3 218 6-1 Temple 9/20/1952 3 1
59 Jack Ham*+ 29 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Penn St. 12/23/1948 6 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
32 Franco Harris*+ 27 FB 14 14 230 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1950 5 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
46 Reggie Harrison 26 rb 14 1 218 5-11 Cincinnati 1/9/1951 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 215th pick / 1974
63 Ernie Holmes 29 13 6 260 6-3 Texas Southern 7/11/1948 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 203rd pick / 1971
55 Jon Kolb 30 LT 13 13 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 8 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
15 Mike Kruczek 24 2 0 202 6-1 Boston Col. 3/15/1953 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1976
54 Dave LaCrosse 22 14 0 210 6-3 Wake Forest 12/22/1955 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 271st pick / 1977
58 Jack Lambert* 25 MLB 11 10 220 6-4 Kent St. 7/8/1952 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
43 Frank Lewis 30 10 0 196 6-1 Grambling St. 7/4/1947 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
28 Alvin Maxson 26 7 0 205 5-11 SMU 11/12/1951 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1974
72 Gerry Mullins 28 lg 12 5 244 6-3 USC 8/24/1949 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1971
66 Ted Petersen 22 14 0 244 6-5 East. Illinois 2/7/1955 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1977
74 Ray Pinney 23 14 2 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
85 Ernest Pough 25 14 0 174 6-1 Texas Southern 5/17/1952 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1976
29 Brent Sexton 24 11 0 190 6-1 Elon 7/23/1953 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 130th pick / 1975
31 Donnie Shell 25 SS 12 12 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 3 5
86 Jim Smith 22 KR 14 0 205 6-2 Michigan 7/20/1955 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977
37 Laverne Smith 23 7 0 193 5-10 Kansas 9/12/1954 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 99th pick / 1977
82 John Stallworth 25 WR 14 14 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 3 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
88 Lynn Swann* 25 WR 14 14 180 5-11 USC 3/7/1952 3 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
24 J.T. Thomas 26 LCB 14 14 196 6-2 Florida St. 4/22/1951 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
38 Sidney Thornton 23 13 0 230 5-11 NW State (LA) 9/2/1954 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1977
51 Loren Toews 26 RLB 14 14 220 6-3 California 11/3/1951 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
23 Mike Wagner 28 db 3 3 210 6-1 West. Illinois 6/22/1949 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
39 Bobby Walden 39 P 13 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 13 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
52 Mike Webster 25 C 14 14 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
78 Dwight White 28 RDE 14 14 255 6-4 Texas A&M-Commerce 7/30/1949 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
53 Dirt Winston 22 lb 13 4 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
Team Total 26.4 14 218.8 6-1.6 3.9