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1991 Pittsburgh Steelers

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7-9-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.9, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -2.2, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 292 points (18.2/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -52 points (-3.2/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Chuck Noll (7-9-0)
 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 Neil O'Donnell 25 Rook 8 156 for 286, 1,963 yards, 11 td, 7 int, & 18 rushes for 82 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
RB Barry Foster 23 1 9 96 rushes for 488 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 117 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 128th pick / 1990
FB Merril Hoge 26 4 16 165 rushes for 610 yards, 2 td, & 49 catches for 379 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
WR Louis Lipps 29 7 14 55 catches for 671 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
WR Dwight Stone 27 4 8 32 catches for 649 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td
TE Eric Green 24 1 11 41 catches for 582 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1990
LT John Jackson 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
LG Tom Ricketts 26 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1989
C Dermontti Dawson 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
RG Carlton Haselrig 25 1 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 312th pick / 1989
RT Tunch Ilkin 34 11 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Jones 25 3 7 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 18th pick / 1988
NT Gerald Williams 28 5 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
RDE Donald Evans 27 4 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1987
LOLB Bryan Hinkle 32 9 14 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
LILB Hardy Nickerson 26 4 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
RILB David Little 32 10 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
ROLB Greg Lloyd* 26 3 16 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
LCB D.J. Johnson 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
RCB Rod Woodson* 26 4 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
SS Carnell Lake 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
FS Thomas Everett 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 32 9 0 23 of 33 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Dan Stryzinski 26 1 0 74 punts for a 40.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Rod Woodson* 26 4 15 28 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
KR Rod Woodson* 26 4 15 44 kick returns for a 20.0 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 32 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 9 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
60 Brian Blankenship 28 g 3 3 286 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha,Nebraska 4/7/1963 4 1
94 Jeff Brady 23 16 0 235 6-1 Kentucky 11/9/1968 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 323rd pick / 1991
6 Bubby Brister 29 QB 8 8 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
61 Dean Caliguire 24 7 0 280 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/2/1967 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1990
88 Chris Calloway 23 12 0 188 5-10 Michigan 3/29/1968 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1990
85 Keith Cash 22 5 2 242 6-4 Texas 8/7/1969 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 188th pick / 1991
87 Adrian Cooper 23 TE 16 8 255 6-5 Oklahoma 4/27/1968 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 103rd pick / 1991
64 Kenny Davidson 24 de 13 1 272 6-5 LSU 8/17/1967 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1990
63 Dermontti Dawson 26 C 16 16 288 6-2 Kentucky 6/17/1965 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
66 Donald Evans 27 RDE 16 14 282 6-2 Winston-Salem St. 3/14/1964 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1987
27 Thomas Everett 27 FS 16 16 190 5-9 Baylor 11/21/1964 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1987
29 Barry Foster 23 RB 10 9 223 5-10 Arkansas 12/8/1968 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 128th pick / 1990
81 Jeff Graham 22 wr 13 1 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/14/1969 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1991
86 Eric Green 24 TE 11 11 280 6-5 Liberty 6/22/1967 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1990
22 Larry Griffin 28 6 0 197 6-0 North Carolina 1/11/1963 5 1 Houston Oilers / 8th / 199th pick / 1986
35 Delton Hall 26 6 0 205 6-1 Clemson 1/16/1965 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1987
77 Carlton Haselrig 25 RG 16 16 295 6-1 Pittsburgh-Johnstown 1/22/1966 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 312th pick / 1989
53 Bryan Hinkle 32 LOLB 14 14 222 6-1 Oregon 6/4/1959 9 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 156th pick / 1981
33 Merril Hoge 26 FB 16 16 225 6-2 Idaho St. 1/26/1965 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 261st pick / 1987
62 Tunch Ilkin 34 RT 16 16 263 6-3 Indiana St. 9/23/1957 11 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1980
65 John Jackson 26 LT 16 16 297 6-6 East. Kentucky 1/4/1965 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
44 D.J. Johnson 25 LCB 16 16 187 6-0 Kentucky 7/14/1966 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
97 Aaron Jones 25 LDE 16 7 261 6-5 East. Kentucky 12/18/1966 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 18th pick / 1988
25 Gary Jones 24 db 9 1 210 6-1 Texas A&M 11/30/1967 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 239th pick / 1990
37 Carnell Lake 24 SS 16 16 210 6-1 UCLA 7/15/1967 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1989
83 Louis Lipps 29 WR 15 14 190 5-10 Southern Miss 8/9/1962 7 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1984
50 David Little 32 RILB 14 10 232 6-1 Florida 1/3/1959 10 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1981
95 Greg Lloyd* 26 ROLB 16 16 228 6-2 Fort Valley St. 5/26/1965 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 150th pick / 1987
74 Terry Long 32 g 8 3 272 5-11 East Carolina 7/21/1959 7 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 1984
56 Rob McGovern 25 15 0 225 6-2 Holy Cross 10/1/1966 2 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 255th pick / 1989
89 Ernie Mills 23 wr 16 2 192 5-11 Florida 10/28/1968 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1991
84 Mike Mularkey 30 te 9 6 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 8 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
54 Hardy Nickerson 26 LILB 16 14 230 6-2 California 9/1/1965 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
14 Neil O'Donnell 25 QB 12 8 228 6-3 Maryland 7/3/1966 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
55 Jerry Olsavsky 24 lb 16 4 221 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/29/1967 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 258th pick / 1989
90 Huey Richardson 23 5 0 238 6-5 Florida 2/2/1968 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 15th pick / 1991
71 Tom Ricketts 26 LG 14 8 296 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/21/1965 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1989
24 Richard Shelton 25 db 14 2 180 5-10 Liberty 1/2/1966 2 3 Denver Broncos / 11th / 292nd pick / 1989
41 Kevin Smith 24 db 16 1 204 5-11 Rhode Island 4/2/1967 Rook 1
69 Ariel Solomon 23 c 5 2 290 6-5 Colorado 7/16/1968 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 269th pick / 1991
20 Dwight Stone 27 WR 16 8 191 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 1/28/1964 4 6
11 Rick Strom 26 1 0 210 6-2 Georgia Tech 3/11/1965 2 0
4 Dan Stryzinski 26 P 16 0 237 6-0 Indiana 5/15/1965 1 2
73 Justin Strzelczyk 23 16 0 301 6-6 Maine 8/18/1968 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 293rd pick / 1990
34 Leroy Thompson 22 13 0 216 5-11 Penn St. 2/3/1969 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 158th pick / 1991
91 Craig Veasey 25 dt 13 2 285 6-2 Houston 12/25/1966 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1990
43 Shawn Vincent 23 db 10 1 180 5-10 Akron 6/2/1968 Rook 1
23 Sammy Walker 22 2 0 203 5-11 Texas Tech 1/20/1969 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 88th pick / 1991
98 Gerald Williams 28 NT 16 15 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
57 Jerrol Williams 24 lb 16 4 245 6-4 Purdue 7/5/1967 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 91st pick / 1989
42 Warren Williams 26 rb 16 3 209 6-0 Miami (FL) 7/29/1965 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 155th pick / 1988
93 Keith Willis 32 lde 16 7 260 6-1 Northeastern 7/29/1959 9 4
68 Mike Withycombe 27 2 0 300 6-5 Fresno St. 11/18/1964 3 0 New York Jets / 5th / 119th pick / 1988
26 Rod Woodson* 26 KR 15 15 200 6-0 Purdue 3/10/1965 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1987
38 Tim Worley 25 2 0 228 6-2 Georgia 9/24/1966 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1989
Team Total 25.8 16 236.0 6-1.6 2.9