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1980 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: 2.4, Defense: -0.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (22.0/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 313 points (19.6/g), 15th.
 Differential of 39 points (2.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-6.9.

Coach: Chuck Noll (9-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Terry Bradshaw 32 10 15 218 for 424, 3,339 yards, 24 td, 22 int, & 36 rushes for 111 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Rocky Bleier 34 12 6 78 rushes for 340 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 174 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
FB Franco Harris* 30 8 13 208 rushes for 789 yards, 4 td, & 30 catches for 196 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
WR Jim Smith 25 3 10 37 catches for 711 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977
WR Lynn Swann 28 6 11 44 catches for 710 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
TE Randy Grossman 28 6 15 23 catches for 293 yards, 0 td
LT Ted Petersen 25 3 9 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1977
LG Ray Pinney 26 4 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
C Mike Webster*+ 28 6 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Tyrone McGriff 22 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 333rd pick / 1980
RT Larry Brown 31 9 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE L.C. Greenwood 34 11 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
LDT Joe Greene 34 11 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
RDT Steve Furness 30 8 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
RDE John Banaszak 30 5 11
LLB Jack Ham* 32 9 16 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
MLB Jack Lambert*+ 28 6 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
RLB Robin Cole 25 3 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
LCB Ron Johnson 24 2 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1978
RCB Mel Blount 32 10 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Donnie Shell*+ 28 6 16 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Mike Wagner 31 9 13 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Bahr 24 1 0 19 of 28 field goals & 39 of 42 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
P Craig Colquitt 26 2 0 61 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1978
PR Theo Bell 27 4 9 34 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
KR Frank Pollard 23 Rook 0 22 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
30 Larry Anderson 24 4 0 183 5-11 Louisiana Tech 9/25/1956 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1978
9 Matt Bahr 24 K 16 0 175 5-10 Penn St. 7/6/1956 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
76 John Banaszak 30 RDE 12 11 242 6-3 East. Michigan 8/24/1950 5 5
65 Tom Beasley 26 de 15 4 253 6-5 Virginia Tech 8/11/1954 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1977
83 Theo Bell 27 PR 14 9 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
20 Rocky Bleier 34 RB 16 6 210 5-11 Notre Dame 3/5/1946 12 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 417th pick / 1968
47 Mel Blount 32 RCB 16 16 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 10 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
12 Terry Bradshaw 32 QB 15 15 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 10 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
79 Larry Brown 31 RT 16 16 246 6-4 Kansas 6/16/1949 9 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
25 Marvin Cobb 27 6 0 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
56 Robin Cole 25 RLB 14 12 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
5 Craig Colquitt 26 P 16 0 182 6-1 Tennessee 6/9/1954 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1978
77 Steve Courson 25 rg 8 6 274 6-1 South Carolina 10/1/1955 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
89 Bennie Cunningham 26 te 15 1 254 6-5 Clemson 12/23/1954 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
45 Russell Davis 24 rb 14 2 227 6-0 Michigan 9/15/1956 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1979
67 Gary Dunn 27 nt 16 1 258 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/24/1953 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
64 Steve Furness 30 RDT 16 16 255 6-4 Rhode Island 12/5/1950 8 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 113th pick / 1972
75 Joe Greene 34 LDT 15 15 275 6-4 North Texas 9/24/1946 11 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 4th pick / 1969
68 L.C. Greenwood 34 LDE 15 15 245 6-6 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/8/1946 11 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 238th pick / 1969
84 Randy Grossman 28 TE 15 15 218 6-1 Temple 9/20/1952 6 3
59 Jack Ham* 32 LLB 16 16 225 6-1 Penn St. 12/23/1948 9 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
32 Franco Harris* 30 FB 13 13 230 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1950 8 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
27 Greg Hawthorne 24 rb 15 6 228 6-2 Baylor 9/5/1956 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1979
62 Tunch Ilkin 23 10 0 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
29 Ron Johnson 24 LCB 16 16 200 5-10 East. Michigan 6/8/1956 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1978
55 Jon Kolb 33 lt 7 7 262 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/30/1947 11 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1969
58 Jack Lambert*+ 28 MLB 14 13 220 6-4 Kent St. 7/8/1952 6 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
16 Mark Malone 22 1 0 223 6-4 Arizona St. 11/22/1958 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
61 Tyrone McGriff 22 RG 16 10 270 6-0 Florida A&M 1/13/1958 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 333rd pick / 1980
41 Tom Moriarty 27 4 0 185 6-0 Bowling Green 4/7/1953 3 0
66 Ted Petersen 25 LT 16 9 244 6-5 East. Illinois 2/7/1955 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1977
74 Ray Pinney 26 LG 16 16 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
44 Frank Pollard 23 KR 16 0 218 5-10 Baylor 6/15/1957 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
31 Donnie Shell*+ 28 SS 16 16 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 6 13
86 Jim Smith 25 WR 12 10 205 6-2 Michigan 7/20/1955 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977
82 John Stallworth 28 wr 3 2 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 6 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
18 Cliff Stoudt 25 qb 6 1 215 6-4 Youngstown St. 3/27/1955 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 121st pick / 1977
88 Lynn Swann 28 WR 13 11 180 5-11 USC 3/7/1952 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
85 Calvin Sweeney 25 15 0 190 6-2 California-Riverside,USC 1/12/1955 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1979
24 J.T. Thomas 29 db 16 3 196 6-2 Florida St. 4/22/1951 7 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
38 Sidney Thornton 26 rb 12 5 230 5-11 NW State (LA) 9/2/1954 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1977
51 Loren Toews 29 lb 16 4 220 6-3 California 11/3/1951 7 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
54 Zack Valentine 23 16 0 220 6-2 East Carolina 5/29/1957 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1979
23 Mike Wagner 31 FS 15 13 210 6-1 West. Illinois 6/22/1949 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 268th pick / 1971
52 Mike Webster*+ 28 C 16 16 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 6 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
78 Dwight White 31 de 7 2 255 6-4 Texas A&M-Commerce 7/30/1949 9 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 104th pick / 1971
53 Dirt Winston 25 lb 14 3 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
73 Craig Wolfley 22 16 0 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
49 Dwayne Woodruff 23 16 0 198 5-11 Louisville 2/18/1957 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
Team Total 27.2 16 224.0 6-1.7 4.6