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1990 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, AFC Central Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -3.4, Defense: 5.0, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 292 points (18.2/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 240 points (15.0/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 52 points (3.2/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-6.2.

Coach: Chuck Noll (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Brazil
 Other Notable Asst.: John Fox (Defensive Backs)

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 Bubby Brister 28 4 16 223 for 387, 2,725 yards, 20 td, 14 int, & 25 rushes for 64 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
RB Tim Worley 24 1 8 109 rushes for 418 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 70 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1989
FB Merril Hoge 25 3 15 203 rushes for 772 yards, 7 td, & 40 catches for 342 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
WR Derek Hill 23 1 12 25 catches for 391 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1989
WR Louis Lipps 28 6 14 50 catches for 682 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
TE Mike Mularkey 29 7 15 32 catches for 365 yards, 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
LT John Jackson 25 2 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
LG Brian Blankenship 27 3 13
C Dermontti Dawson 25 2 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
RG Terry Long 31 6 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
RT Tunch Ilkin 33 10 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Keith Willis 31 8 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
NT Gerald Williams 27 4 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
RDE Donald Evans 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1987
LOLB Bryan Hinkle 31 8 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
LILB Hardy Nickerson 25 3 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
RILB David Little* 31 9 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
ROLB Greg Lloyd 25 2 14 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
LCB D.J. Johnson 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
RCB Rod Woodson*+ 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
SS Carnell Lake 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
FS Thomas Everett 26 3 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 31 8 0 20 of 25 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Dan Stryzinski 25 Rook 0 65 punts for a 37.8 average, 1 blocked
PR Rod Woodson*+ 25 3 16 38 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
KR Rod Woodson*+ 25 3 16 35 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Gary Anderson 31 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
21 Richard Bell 23 rb 16 1 200 6-0 Nebraska 5/3/1967 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 319th pick / 1990
60 Brian Blankenship 27 LG 16 13 286 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha,Nebraska 4/7/1963 3 7
6 Bubby Brister 28 QB 16 16 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
88 Chris Calloway 22 wr 16 2 188 5-10 Michigan 3/29/1968 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1990
64 Kenny Davidson 23 14 0 272 6-5 LSU 8/17/1967 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1990
89 Lorenzo Davis 22 4 0 185 5-11 Youngstown St. 2/12/1968 Rook 0
63 Dermontti Dawson 25 C 16 16 288 6-2 Kentucky 6/17/1965 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
66 Donald Evans 26 RDE 16 16 282 6-2 Winston-Salem St. 3/14/1964 3 11 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1987
27 Thomas Everett 26 FS 15 14 190 5-9 Baylor 11/21/1964 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
29 Barry Foster 22 rb 16 1 223 5-10 Arkansas 12/8/1968 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 128th pick / 1990
68 Lorenzo Freeman 26 nt 11 1 300 6-5 Pittsburgh 5/23/1964 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 89th pick / 1987
86 Eric Green 23 te 13 6 280 6-5 Liberty 6/22/1967 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1990
22 Larry Griffin 27 db 16 3 197 6-0 North Carolina 1/11/1963 4 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 199th pick / 1986
35 Delton Hall 25 db 12 1 205 6-1 Clemson 1/16/1965 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1987
77 Carlton Haselrig 24 16 0 295 6-1 Pittsburgh-Johnstown 1/22/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 312th pick / 1989
82 Derek Hill 23 WR 16 12 193 6-1 Arizona 11/4/1967 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1989
53 Bryan Hinkle 31 LOLB 16 16 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
33 Merril Hoge 25 FB 16 15 225 6-2 Idaho St. 1/26/1965 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
62 Tunch Ilkin 33 RT 13 13 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 10 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
65 John Jackson 25 LT 16 16 297 6-6 East. Kentucky 1/4/1965 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
99 A.J. Jenkins 24 5 0 237 6-2 Cal State-Fullerton 4/12/1966 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 228th pick / 1989
44 D.J. Johnson 24 LCB 16 15 187 6-0 Kentucky 7/14/1966 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
97 Aaron Jones 24 de 7 1 261 6-5 East. Kentucky 12/18/1966 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 18th pick / 1988
25 Gary Jones 23 db 16 1 210 6-1 Texas A&M 11/30/1967 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 239th pick / 1990
37 Carnell Lake 23 SS 16 16 210 6-1 UCLA 7/15/1967 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
83 Louis Lipps 28 WR 14 14 190 5-10 Southern Miss 8/9/1962 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
50 David Little* 31 RILB 16 14 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 9 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
95 Greg Lloyd 25 ROLB 15 14 228 6-2 Fort Valley St. 5/26/1965 2 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
74 Terry Long 31 RG 16 16 272 5-11 East Carolina 7/21/1959 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
94 Eddie Miles 22 1 0 233 6-1 Minnesota 9/13/1968 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 266th pick / 1990
84 Mike Mularkey 29 TE 16 15 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 7 4 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
54 Hardy Nickerson 25 LILB 16 14 230 6-2 California 9/1/1965 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
85 Terry O'Shea 24 16 0 236 6-4 California (PA) 12/3/1966 1 0
55 Jerry Olsavsky 23 15 0 221 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/29/1967 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 258th pick / 1989
71 Tom Ricketts 25 g 16 3 296 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/21/1965 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1989
79 John Rienstra 27 g 6 3 273 6-5 Temple 3/22/1963 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1986
24 Richard Shelton 24 db 2 1 180 5-10 Liberty 1/2/1966 1 0 Denver Broncos / 11th / 292nd pick / 1989
20 Dwight Stone 26 wr 16 2 191 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 1/28/1964 3 3
90 Tyronne Stowe 25 16 0 250 6-2 Rutgers 5/30/1965 3 2
11 Rick Strom 25 6 0 210 6-2 Georgia Tech 3/11/1965 1 1
4 Dan Stryzinski 25 P 16 0 237 6-0 Indiana 5/15/1965 Rook 1
73 Justin Strzelczyk 22 16 0 301 6-6 Maine 8/18/1968 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 293rd pick / 1990
91 Craig Veasey 24 10 0 285 6-2 Houston 12/25/1966 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1990
98 Gerald Williams 27 NT 16 15 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
57 Jerrol Williams 23 lb 16 1 245 6-4 Purdue 7/5/1967 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 91st pick / 1989
42 Warren Williams 25 rb 14 4 209 6-0 Miami (FL) 7/29/1965 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 155th pick / 1988
93 Keith Willis 31 LDE 16 16 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 8 10
49 Dwayne Woodruff 33 db 15 1 198 5-11 Louisville 2/18/1957 11 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 161st pick / 1979
26 Rod Woodson*+ 25 KR 16 16 205 5-11 Purdue 3/10/1965 3 20 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
38 Tim Worley 24 RB 11 8 228 6-2 Georgia 9/24/1966 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1989
Team Total 25.6 16 236.1 6-1.5 2.7