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1986 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 307 points (19.2/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 336 points (21.0/g), 17th.
 Differential of -29 points (-1.8/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-8.9.

Coach: Chuck Noll (6-10-0)
 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 28 6 14 216 for 425, 2,444 yards, 15 td, 18 int, & 31 rushes for 107 yards and 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
RB Walter Abercrombie 27 4 16 214 rushes for 877 yards, 6 td, & 47 catches for 395 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 12th pick / 1982
FB Earnest Jackson* 27 3 13 216 rushes for 910 yards, 5 td, & 17 catches for 169 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1983
WR Louis Lipps 24 2 12 38 catches for 590 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
WR John Stallworth 34 12 9 34 catches for 466 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
TE Preston Gothard 24 1 16 21 catches for 246 yards, 1 td
LT Ray Pinney 32 10 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
LG Craig Wolfley 28 6 9 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
C Mike Webster 34 12 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
RG Terry Long 27 2 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
RT Tunch Ilkin 29 6 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Keith Willis 27 4 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
NT Gary Dunn 33 10 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
RDE Edmund Nelson 26 4 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1982
LOLB Mike Merriweather* 26 4 16 6.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
LILB David Little 27 5 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
RILB Robin Cole 31 9 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
ROLB Bryan Hinkle 27 4 16 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
LCB John Swain 27 5 10 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
RCB Harvey Clayton 25 3 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Donnie Shell 34 12 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Eric Williams 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 164th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 27 4 0 21 of 32 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Harry Newsome 23 1 0 86 punts for a 40.1 average, 3 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
PR Rick Woods 27 4 0 33 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1982
KR Lupe Sanchez 25 Rook 4 25 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
34 Walter Abercrombie 27 RB 16 16 210 6-0 Baylor 9/26/1959 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 12th pick / 1982
1 Gary Anderson 27 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
66 Mark Behning 25 t 16 1 290 6-6 Nebraska 9/26/1961 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1985
6 Bubby Brister 24 qb 2 2 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
88 Jessie Britt 23 8 0 198 6-4 North Carolina A&T 3/3/1963 Rook 0
10 Scott Campbell 24 3 0 196 6-0 Purdue 4/15/1962 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1984
91 Gregg Carr 24 16 0 219 6-2 Auburn 3/31/1962 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 160th pick / 1985
33 Harvey Clayton 25 RCB 15 12 179 5-9 Florida St. 4/4/1961 3 7
56 Robin Cole 31 RILB 16 16 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 9 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
67 Gary Dunn 33 NT 16 16 258 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/24/1953 10 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1976
42 Dave Edwards 24 db 16 1 195 6-0 Illinois 3/31/1962 1 2
37 Donnie Elder 24 9 0 175 5-9 Memphis 12/13/1962 1 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1985
24 Rich Erenberg 24 rb 16 0 200 5-10 Colgate 4/17/1962 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 247th pick / 1984
92 Keith Gary 27 16 0 263 6-3 Ferrum,Oklahoma 9/14/1959 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 17th pick / 1981
86 Preston Gothard 24 TE 16 16 239 6-4 Alabama 2/23/1962 1 3
96 Anthony Henton 23 16 0 218 6-1 Troy 7/27/1963 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 234th pick / 1986
53 Bryan Hinkle 27 ROLB 16 16 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
36 David Hughes 27 5 0 220 6-0 Boise St. 6/1/1959 5 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 31st pick / 1981
62 Tunch Ilkin 29 RT 15 15 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
43 Earnest Jackson* 27 FB 13 13 213 5-9 Texas A&M 12/18/1959 3 8 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1983
83 Louis Lipps 24 WR 13 12 190 5-10 Southern Miss 8/9/1962 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
50 David Little 27 LILB 16 16 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
74 Terry Long 27 RG 16 16 272 5-11 East Carolina 7/21/1959 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
16 Mark Malone 28 QB 14 14 223 6-4 Arizona St. 11/22/1958 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
57 Mike Merriweather* 26 LOLB 16 16 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 4 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
64 Edmund Nelson 26 RDE 16 16 272 6-3 Auburn 4/30/1960 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1982
18 Harry Newsome 23 P 16 0 192 6-0 Wake Forest 1/25/1963 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
65 Ray Pinney 32 LT 16 15 251 6-4 Washington 6/29/1954 10 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1976
30 Frank Pollard 29 rb 3 3 218 5-10 Baylor 6/15/1957 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 305th pick / 1980
60 Randy Rasmussen 26 c 4 3 253 6-7 Minnesota 9/27/1960 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 220th pick / 1984
40 Dan Reeder 25 11 0 235 5-11 Boston Col.,Delaware 3/18/1961 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 5th / 135th pick / 1985
79 John Rienstra 23 g 4 4 273 6-5 Temple 3/22/1963 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1986
63 Pete Rostosky 25 t 11 1 259 6-4 Connecticut 7/29/1961 2 1
28 Lupe Sanchez 25 KR 11 4 192 5-10 UCLA 10/28/1961 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984 Supp
45 Chuck Sanders 22 rb 14 0 233 6-1 Slippery Rock 4/24/1964 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 293rd pick / 1986
80 Warren Seitz 24 16 0 217 6-4 Missouri 9/29/1962 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 260th pick / 1986
41 Chris Sheffield 23 lcb 10 6 193 6-1 Albany State (GA) 1/9/1963 Rook 3
31 Donnie Shell 34 SS 15 15 190 5-11 South Carolina St. 8/26/1952 12 9
99 Darryl Sims 25 16 0 278 6-3 Wisconsin 7/23/1961 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 20th pick / 1985
82 John Stallworth 34 WR 11 9 191 6-2 Alabama A&M 7/15/1952 12 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 82nd pick / 1974
90 Larry Station 23 6 0 227 5-11 Iowa 12/5/1963 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 287th pick / 1986
26 John Swain 27 LCB 11 10 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 9/4/1959 5 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
85 Calvin Sweeney 31 wr 16 7 190 6-2 California-Riverside,USC 1/12/1955 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1979
87 Weegie Thompson 25 wr 16 4 212 6-6 Florida St. 3/21/1961 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1984
51 Dan Turk 24 c 16 4 290 6-4 Drake,Wisconsin 6/25/1962 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1985
52 Mike Webster 34 C 12 12 255 6-1 Wisconsin 3/18/1952 12 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1974
21 Eric Williams 26 FS 16 16 188 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/21/1960 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 164th pick / 1983
98 Gerald Williams 23 16 0 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
93 Keith Willis 27 LDE 16 16 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 4 8
55 Dirt Winston 31 16 0 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
73 Craig Wolfley 28 LG 9 9 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
22 Rick Woods 27 PR 15 0 196 6-0 Boise St. 11/16/1959 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.4 16 226.3 6-1.4 3.5