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1989 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -4.3, Defense: 0.6, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 265 points (16.6/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of -61 points (-3.8/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.1-9.9.

Coach: Chuck Noll (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust
 Other Notable Asst.: John Fox (Defensive Backs)

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 Bubby Brister 27 3 14 187 for 342, 2,365 yards, 9 td, 10 int, & 27 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
RB Tim Worley 23 Rook 14 195 rushes for 770 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 113 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1989
FB Merril Hoge 24 2 16 186 rushes for 621 yards, 8 td, & 34 catches for 271 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
WR Derek Hill 22 Rook 8 28 catches for 455 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1989
WR Louis Lipps 27 5 16 50 catches for 944 yards, 5 td, & 13 rushes for 180 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
TE Mike Mularkey 28 6 14 22 catches for 326 yards, 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
LT John Jackson 24 1 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
LG John Rienstra 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1986
C Dermontti Dawson 24 1 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
RG Terry Long 30 5 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
RT Tunch Ilkin* 32 9 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Keith Willis 30 7 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
NT Gerald Williams 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
RDE Tim Johnson 24 2 14 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 141st pick / 1987
LOLB Bryan Hinkle 30 7 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
LILB David Little 30 8 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
RILB Hardy Nickerson 24 2 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
ROLB Greg Lloyd 24 1 16 7.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
LCB Dwayne Woodruff 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
RCB Rod Woodson*+ 24 2 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
SS Carnell Lake 22 Rook 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 6 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
FS Thomas Everett 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 30 7 0 21 of 30 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Harry Newsome 26 4 0 82 punts for a 41.1 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
PR Rod Woodson*+ 24 2 14 29 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
KR Rod Woodson*+ 24 2 14 36 kick returns for a 27.3 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Gary Anderson 30 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 7 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
25 David Arnold 23 15 0 208 6-3 Michigan 11/21/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 118th pick / 1989
14 Todd Blackledge 28 qb 3 2 225 6-3 Penn St. 2/25/1961 6 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 7th pick / 1983
60 Brian Blankenship 26 rg 16 7 286 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha,Nebraska 4/7/1963 2 4
6 Bubby Brister 27 QB 14 14 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
24 Rodney Carter 25 15 0 218 6-0 Purdue 10/30/1964 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 175th pick / 1986
63 Dermontti Dawson 24 C 16 16 288 6-2 Kentucky 6/17/1965 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
27 Thomas Everett 25 FS 16 16 190 5-9 Baylor 11/21/1964 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
68 Lorenzo Freeman 25 16 0 300 6-5 Pittsburgh 5/23/1964 2 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 89th pick / 1987
22 Larry Griffin 26 db 16 1 197 6-0 North Carolina 1/11/1963 3 2 Houston Oilers / 8th / 199th pick / 1986
35 Delton Hall 24 db 16 2 205 6-1 Clemson 1/16/1965 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1987
82 Derek Hill 22 WR 16 8 193 6-1 Arizona 11/4/1967 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1989
53 Bryan Hinkle 30 LOLB 13 13 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
67 Mike Hinnant 23 5 0 268 6-3 Temple 9/8/1966 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 211th pick / 1988
33 Merril Hoge 24 FB 16 16 225 6-2 Idaho St. 1/26/1965 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
62 Tunch Ilkin* 32 RT 16 16 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 9 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
65 John Jackson 24 LT 14 12 297 6-6 East. Kentucky 1/4/1965 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
99 A.J. Jenkins 23 16 0 237 6-2 Cal State-Fullerton 4/12/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 228th pick / 1989
44 D.J. Johnson 23 16 0 187 6-0 Kentucky 7/14/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
88 Jason Johnson 24 14 0 178 5-10 Illinois St. 11/8/1965 1 0
78 Tim Johnson 24 RDE 14 14 275 6-3 Penn St. 1/29/1965 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 141st pick / 1987
97 Aaron Jones 23 de 16 2 261 6-5 East. Kentucky 12/18/1966 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 18th pick / 1988
37 Carnell Lake 22 SS 15 15 210 6-1 UCLA 7/15/1967 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
51 Chuck Lanza 25 11 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame 9/20/1964 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1988
83 Louis Lipps 27 WR 16 16 190 5-10 Southern Miss 8/9/1962 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
50 David Little 30 LILB 16 16 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 8 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
95 Greg Lloyd 24 ROLB 16 16 228 6-2 Fort Valley St. 5/26/1965 1 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
74 Terry Long 30 RG 13 9 272 5-11 East Carolina 7/21/1959 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
84 Mike Mularkey 28 TE 14 14 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
18 Harry Newsome 26 P 16 0 192 6-0 Wake Forest 1/25/1963 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
54 Hardy Nickerson 24 RILB 10 8 230 6-2 California 9/1/1965 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
85 Terry O'Shea 23 te 16 2 236 6-4 California (PA) 12/3/1966 Rook 0
92 Jerry Olsavsky 22 RILB 16 8 221 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/29/1967 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 258th pick / 1989
71 Tom Ricketts 24 g 12 2 296 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/21/1965 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1989
79 John Rienstra 26 LG 15 14 273 6-5 Temple 3/22/1963 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1986
80 Mark Stock 23 8 0 177 5-11 VMI 4/27/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 144th pick / 1989
20 Dwight Stone 25 WR 16 8 191 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 1/28/1964 2 1
90 Tyronne Stowe 24 16 0 250 6-2 Rutgers 5/30/1965 2 2
11 Rick Strom 24 3 0 210 6-2 Georgia Tech 3/11/1965 Rook 0
87 Weegie Thompson 28 16 0 212 6-6 Florida St. 3/21/1961 5 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1984
23 Tim Tyrrell 28 7 0 204 6-1 Northern Illinois 2/19/1961 5 0
43 Ray Wallace 26 9 0 224 6-0 Purdue 12/3/1963 3 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 145th pick / 1986
40 Eric Wilkerson 23 1 0 185 5-9 Kent St. 12/19/1966 Rook 0
98 Gerald Williams 26 NT 16 16 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
91 Jerrol Williams 22 lb 16 3 245 6-4 Purdue 7/5/1967 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 91st pick / 1989
42 Warren Williams 24 rb 5 2 209 6-0 Miami (FL) 7/29/1965 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 155th pick / 1988
93 Keith Willis 30 LDE 16 16 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 7 8
73 Craig Wolfley 31 g 15 4 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
49 Dwayne Woodruff 32 LCB 16 16 198 5-11 Louisville 2/18/1957 10 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
26 Rod Woodson*+ 24 KR 15 14 200 6-0 Purdue 3/10/1965 2 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
38 Tim Worley 23 RB 15 14 228 6-2 Georgia 9/24/1966 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1989
Team Total 25.4 16 230.9 6-1.5 2.7