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1985 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.5, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 355 points (22.2/g), 15th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: Chuck Noll (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Tony Dungy

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 Mark Malone 27 5 8 117 for 233, 1,428 yards, 13 td, 7 int, & 15 rushes for 80 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
RB Walter Abercrombie 26 3 16 227 rushes for 851 yards, 7 td, & 24 catches for 209 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 12th pick / 1982
FB Frank Pollard 28 5 16 233 rushes for 991 yards, 3 td, & 24 catches for 250 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
WR Louis Lipps* 23 1 16 59 catches for 1,134 yards, 12 td, & 2 rushes for 16 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
WR John Stallworth 33 11 16 75 catches for 937 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
TE Bennie Cunningham 31 9 11 6 catches for 61 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
LT Ray Pinney 31 9 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
LG Craig Wolfley 27 5 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
C Mike Webster* 33 11 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Terry Long 26 1 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
RT Tunch Ilkin 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Keith Willis 26 3 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
NT Gary Dunn 32 9 7 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
RDE Keith Gary 26 2 7 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 17th pick / 1981
LOLB Mike Merriweather* 25 3 16 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
LILB David Little 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
RILB Robin Cole 30 8 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
ROLB Bryan Hinkle 26 3 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
LCB Dwayne Woodruff 28 6 10 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
RCB Harvey Clayton 24 2 14
SS Donnie Shell 33 11 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Eric Williams 25 2 14 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 164th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson* 26 3 0 33 of 42 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Harry Newsome 22 Rook 0 78 punts for a 39.6 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
PR Louis Lipps* 23 1 16 36 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
KR Todd Spencer 23 1 0 27 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
34 Walter Abercrombie 26 RB 16 16 210 6-0 Baylor 9/26/1959 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 12th pick / 1982
1 Gary Anderson* 26 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
71 Emil Boures 25 t 6 5 259 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/29/1960 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 182nd pick / 1982
23 Chris Brown 23 6 0 200 6-0 Notre Dame 4/11/1962 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 164th pick / 1984
10 Scott Campbell 23 qb 16 2 196 6-0 Purdue 4/15/1962 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
91 Gregg Carr 23 lb 16 2 219 6-2 Auburn 3/31/1962 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 160th pick / 1985
78 Mark Catano 23 nt 15 6 265 6-3 Valdosta St. 1/26/1962 1 4
33 Harvey Clayton 24 RCB 14 14 179 5-9 Florida St. 4/4/1961 2 6
56 Robin Cole 30 RILB 16 16 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 8 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
89 Bennie Cunningham 31 TE 11 11 254 6-5 Clemson 12/23/1954 9 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1976
67 Gary Dunn 32 NT 10 7 258 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/24/1953 9 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
42 Dave Edwards 23 14 0 195 6-0 Illinois 3/31/1962 Rook 1
24 Rich Erenberg 23 14 0 200 5-10 Colgate 4/17/1962 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 247th pick / 1984
92 Keith Gary 26 RDE 12 7 263 6-3 Ferrum,Oklahoma 9/14/1959 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 17th pick / 1981
95 John Goodman 27 rde 12 6 253 6-6 Oklahoma 11/12/1958 4 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1980
86 Preston Gothard 23 16 0 239 6-4 Alabama 2/23/1962 Rook 1
53 Bryan Hinkle 26 ROLB 14 14 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
76 Glen Howe 24 2 0 295 6-7 Southern Miss 10/18/1961 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 233rd pick / 1984
62 Tunch Ilkin 28 RT 16 16 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
90 Bob Kohrs 27 11 0 240 6-3 Arizona St. 11/8/1958 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1980
83 Louis Lipps* 23 PR 16 16 190 5-10 Southern Miss 8/9/1962 1 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
50 David Little 26 LILB 16 16 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
74 Terry Long 26 RG 15 14 272 5-11 East Carolina 7/21/1959 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
16 Mark Malone 27 QB 10 8 223 6-4 Arizona St. 11/22/1958 5 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
57 Mike Merriweather* 25 LOLB 16 16 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 3 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
47 Steve Morse 22 16 0 211 5-11 Virginia 5/28/1963 Rook 0
81 Darrell Nelson 24 te 5 5 235 6-2 Memphis 10/27/1961 1 0
64 Edmund Nelson 25 rde 6 6 272 6-3 Auburn 4/30/1960 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1982
18 Harry Newsome 22 P 16 0 192 6-0 Wake Forest 1/25/1963 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
65 Ray Pinney 31 LT 15 11 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
80 Frank Pokorny 22 4 0 198 6-0 Youngstown St. 5/13/1963 Rook 0
30 Frank Pollard 28 FB 16 16 218 5-10 Baylor 6/15/1957 5 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
60 Randy Rasmussen 25 11 0 253 6-7 Minnesota 9/27/1960 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 220th pick / 1984
63 Pete Rostosky 24 lt 16 5 259 6-4 Connecticut 7/29/1961 1 3
31 Donnie Shell 33 SS 16 16 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 11 8
99 Darryl Sims 24 16 0 278 6-3 Wisconsin 7/23/1961 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 20th pick / 1985
54 Fred Small 22 16 0 227 5-11 Washington 7/15/1963 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 241st pick / 1985
72 Ray Snell 27 5 0 262 6-4 Wisconsin 2/24/1958 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1980
36 Todd Spencer 23 KR 16 0 203 6-0 USC 7/26/1962 1 1
82 John Stallworth 33 WR 16 16 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 11 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
26 John Swain 26 db 9 1 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 9/4/1959 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
85 Calvin Sweeney 30 16 0 190 6-2 California-Riverside,USC 1/12/1955 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1979
87 Weegie Thompson 24 16 0 212 6-6 Florida St. 3/21/1961 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1984
25 Anthony Tuggle 22 2 0 211 6-1 Southern,Nicholls St. 9/13/1963 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 97th pick / 1985
51 Dan Turk 23 1 0 290 6-4 Drake,Wisconsin 6/25/1962 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1985
41 Sam Washington 25 7 0 180 5-8 Miss. Valley St. 3/7/1960 3 1
52 Mike Webster* 33 C 16 16 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 11 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
21 Eric Williams 25 FS 14 14 188 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/21/1960 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 164th pick / 1983
93 Keith Willis 26 LDE 16 16 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 3 7
61 Blake Wingle 25 3 0 267 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,UCLA 4/17/1960 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 244th pick / 1983
55 Dirt Winston 30 10 0 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 8 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
73 Craig Wolfley 27 LG 13 13 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
19 David Woodley 27 qb 9 6 210 6-2 LSU 10/25/1958 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 214th pick / 1980
49 Dwayne Woodruff 28 LCB 12 10 198 5-11 Louisville 2/18/1957 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
22 Rick Woods 26 LCB 16 9 196 6-0 Boise St. 11/16/1959 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1982
Team Total 25.9 16 228.3 6-1.5 3.3