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1982 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 204 points (22.7/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 146 points (16.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 58 points (6.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-2.8.

Coach: Chuck Noll (6-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer
 Other Notable Asst.: Tony Dungy (Defensive Backs)

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 34 12 9 127 for 240, 1,768 yards, 17 td, 11 int, & 8 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
RB Frank Pollard 25 2 8 62 rushes for 238 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 39 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
FB Franco Harris 32 10 9 140 rushes for 604 yards, 2 td, & 31 catches for 249 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
WR John Stallworth* 30 8 9 27 catches for 441 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
WR Lynn Swann 30 8 8 18 catches for 265 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 25 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
TE Bennie Cunningham 28 6 9 21 catches for 277 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
LT Ray Pinney 28 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
LG Craig Wolfley 24 2 9 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
C Mike Webster* 30 8 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Steve Courson 27 4 8 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
RT Larry Brown* 33 11 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Goodman 24 1 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1980
NT Gary Dunn 29 6 9 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
RDE Tom Beasley 28 4 7 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1977
LOLB Jack Ham 34 11 8 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
LILB Loren Toews 31 9 9 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
RILB Jack Lambert*+ 30 8 8 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
ROLB Robin Cole 27 5 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
LCB Dwayne Woodruff 25 3 9 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
RCB Mel Blount 34 12 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
SS Donnie Shell*+ 30 8 9 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Ron Johnson 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 23 Rook 0 10 of 12 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P John Goodson 22 Rook 0 49 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 209th pick / 1982
PR Willie Sydnor 23 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td
KR Fred Bohannon 24 Rook 0 14 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
34 Walter Abercrombie 23 6 0 210 6-0 Baylor 9/26/1959 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 12th pick / 1982
1 Gary Anderson 23 K 9 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
65 Tom Beasley 28 RDE 7 7 253 6-5 Virginia Tech 8/11/1954 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1977
54 Craig Bingham 23 6 0 218 6-2 Syracuse 9/26/1959 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 167th pick / 1982
47 Mel Blount 34 RCB 9 9 205 6-3 Southern 4/10/1948 12 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1970
23 Fred Bohannon 24 KR 7 0 201 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 5/31/1958 Rook 0
71 Emil Boures 22 t 5 1 259 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/29/1960 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 182nd pick / 1982
12 Terry Bradshaw 34 QB 9 9 215 6-3 Louisiana Tech 9/2/1948 12 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1970
79 Larry Brown* 33 RT 8 8 246 6-4 Kansas 6/16/1949 11 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1971
56 Robin Cole 27 ROLB 9 9 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
77 Steve Courson 27 RG 8 8 274 6-1 South Carolina 10/1/1955 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
89 Bennie Cunningham 28 TE 9 9 254 6-5 Clemson 12/23/1954 6 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
45 Russell Davis 26 7 0 227 6-0 Michigan 9/15/1956 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 86th pick / 1979
55 Rick Donnalley 24 5 0 261 6-2 North Carolina 12/11/1958 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1981
67 Gary Dunn 29 NT 9 9 258 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/24/1953 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
20 Ernest French 23 3 0 195 5-11 Alabama A&M 9/5/1959 Rook 0
95 John Goodman 24 LDE 9 9 253 6-6 Oklahoma 11/12/1958 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1980
17 John Goodson 22 P 9 0 204 6-3 Texas 3/18/1960 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 209th pick / 1982
59 Jack Ham 34 LOLB 8 8 225 6-1 Penn St. 12/23/1948 11 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1971
32 Franco Harris 32 FB 9 9 230 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1950 10 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1972
27 Greg Hawthorne 26 rb 9 1 228 6-2 Baylor 9/5/1956 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1979
53 Bryan Hinkle 23 lb 9 1 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
62 Tunch Ilkin 25 t 8 1 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
29 Ron Johnson 26 FS 9 9 200 5-10 East. Michigan 6/8/1956 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1978
90 Bob Kohrs 24 9 0 240 6-3 Arizona St. 11/8/1958 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1980
58 Jack Lambert*+ 30 RILB 8 8 220 6-4 Kent St. 7/8/1952 8 17 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1974
50 David Little 23 lb 9 1 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
61 Tyrone McGriff 24 8 0 270 6-0 Florida A&M 1/13/1958 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 333rd pick / 1980
57 Mike Merriweather 22 9 0 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
39 Rick Moser 26 6 0 210 6-0 Rhode Island 12/18/1956 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 208th pick / 1978
64 Edmund Nelson 22 de 8 2 272 6-3 Auburn 4/30/1960 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1982
66 Ted Petersen 27 7 0 244 6-5 East. Illinois 2/7/1955 5 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1977
74 Ray Pinney 28 LT 9 9 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
44 Frank Pollard 25 RB 9 8 218 5-10 Baylor 6/15/1957 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
87 John Rodgers 22 7 0 220 6-2 Louisiana Tech 2/7/1960 Rook 0
36 Guy Ruff 22 2 0 215 6-1 Syracuse 8/18/1960 Rook 0
31 Donnie Shell*+ 30 SS 9 9 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 8 16
86 Jim Smith 27 8 0 205 6-2 Michigan 7/20/1955 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1977
82 John Stallworth* 30 WR 9 9 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 8 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
18 Cliff Stoudt 27 6 0 215 6-4 Youngstown St. 3/27/1955 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 121st pick / 1977
88 Lynn Swann 30 WR 9 8 180 5-11 USC 3/7/1952 8 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1974
85 Calvin Sweeney 27 wr 7 1 190 6-2 California-Riverside,USC 1/12/1955 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1979
83 Willie Sydnor 23 PR 8 0 170 5-11 Northwestern,Villanova,Syracuse 3/21/1959 Rook 0
38 Sidney Thornton 28 4 0 230 5-11 NW State (LA) 9/2/1954 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1977
51 Loren Toews 31 LILB 9 9 220 6-3 California 11/3/1951 9 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 192nd pick / 1973
42 Anthony Washington 24 9 0 204 6-1 California,Fresno St. 2/4/1958 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1981
41 Sam Washington 22 4 0 180 5-8 Miss. Valley St. 3/7/1960 Rook 0
52 Mike Webster* 30 C 9 9 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
93 Keith Willis 23 9 0 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 Rook 1
37 Frank Wilson 24 1 0 233 6-2 Rice 10/11/1958 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 209th pick / 1981
73 Craig Wolfley 24 LG 9 9 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
49 Dwayne Woodruff 25 LCB 9 9 198 5-11 Louisville 2/18/1957 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
22 Rick Woods 23 5 0 196 6-0 Boise St. 11/16/1959 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.1 9 224.9 6-1.5 3.5