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1999 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1999 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -2.2, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 17th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 12th.
 Differential of -3 points (-0.2/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Bill Cowher (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Miller (Offensive Assistant) and Mike Mularkey (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Three Rivers Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Kordell Stewart 27 4 12 160 for 275, 1,464 yards, 6 td, 10 int, & 56 rushes for 258 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
RB Jerome Bettis 27 6 16 299 rushes for 1,091 yards, 7 td, & 21 catches for 110 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
FB Jon Witman 27 3 11 6 rushes for 18 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 106 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1996
WR Courtney Hawkins 30 7 11 30 catches for 285 yards, 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1992
WR Hines Ward 23 1 14 61 catches for 638 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for -2 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Mark Bruener 27 4 14 18 catches for 176 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
LT Wayne Gandy 28 5 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Alan Faneca 23 1 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Roger Duffy 32 9 11 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
RG Brendan Stai 27 4 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1995
RT Anthony Brown 27 4 11
 Defensive Starters
LDE Orpheus Roye 26 3 16 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 200th pick / 1996
NT Joel Steed 30 7 14 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1992
RDE Kevin Henry 31 6 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1993
LOLB Jason Gildon 27 5 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
LILB Levon Kirkland 30 7 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1992
RILB Earl Holmes 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
ROLB Carlos Emmons 26 3 16 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 1996
LCB Chad Scott 25 2 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
RCB Dewayne Washington 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
SS Lee Flowers 26 4 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
FS Travis Davis 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 242nd pick / 1995
 Special Teams Starters
K Kris Brown 23 Rook 0 25 of 29 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
P Josh Miller 29 3 0 84 punts for a 45.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Troy Edwards 22 Rook 6 25 punt returns for a 9.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1999
KR Richard Huntley 27 3 2 15 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 117th pick / 1996

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
36 Jerome Bettis 27 RB 16 16 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 6 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
89 Will Blackwell 24 wr 11 1 190 6-0 San Diego St. 7/9/1975 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1997
60 Anthony Brown 27 RT 16 11 315 6-5 Utah 11/6/1972 4 6
98 Ernie Brown 28 3 0 295 6-3 Syracuse 3/14/1971 Rook 0
3 Kris Brown 23 K 16 0 206 5-11 Nebraska 12/23/1976 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
29 Lance Brown 27 16 0 200 6-2 Indiana 2/2/1972 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 161st pick / 1995
87 Mark Bruener 27 TE 14 14 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
48 Tony Cline 28 2 0 247 6-4 Stanford 11/24/1971 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 131st pick / 1995
78 Chris Conrad 24 t 11 3 301 6-6 Fresno St. 5/27/1975 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1998
80 Matt Cushing 24 te 7 1 255 6-4 Illinois 7/2/1975 Rook 0
27 Travis Davis 26 FS 16 16 203 6-0 Notre Dame 1/10/1973 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 242nd pick / 1995
63 Dermontti Dawson 34 c 7 7 288 6-2 Kentucky 6/17/1965 11 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
62 Roger Duffy 32 C 16 11 300 6-3 Penn St. 7/16/1967 9 6 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
81 Troy Edwards 22 PR 16 6 191 5-10 Louisiana Tech 4/7/1977 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1999
51 Carlos Emmons 26 ROLB 16 16 250 6-5 Arkansas St. 9/3/1973 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 1996
65 Alan Faneca 23 LG 15 14 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
57 John Fiala 26 16 0 237 6-2 Washington 11/25/1973 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 166th pick / 1997
41 Lee Flowers 26 SS 15 15 213 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/14/1973 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 22 10 0 252 6-0 Utah 3/4/1977 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 178th pick / 1998
72 Wayne Gandy 28 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
92 Jason Gildon 27 LOLB 16 16 255 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/31/1972 5 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
7 Pete Gonzalez 25 1 0 216 6-1 Pittsburgh 7/24/1974 Rook 0
74 Nolan Harrison 30 de 5 3 280 6-5 Indiana 1/25/1969 8 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 6th / 146th pick / 1991
88 Courtney Hawkins 30 WR 11 11 183 5-9 Michigan St. 12/12/1969 7 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1992
76 Kevin Henry 31 RDE 16 13 282 6-4 Mississippi St. 10/23/1968 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1993
50 Earl Holmes 26 RILB 16 16 242 6-2 Florida A&M 4/28/1973 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
33 Richard Huntley 27 KR 16 2 224 5-11 Winston-Salem St. 9/18/1972 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 117th pick / 1996
83 Malcolm Johnson 22 6 0 215 6-5 Notre Dame 8/27/1977 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 1999
97 Chad Kelsay 22 6 0 252 6-2 Nebraska 4/9/1977 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 219th pick / 1999
99 Levon Kirkland 30 LILB 16 16 270 6-1 Clemson 2/17/1969 7 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1992
85 Mitch Lyons 29 te 14 2 265 6-5 Michigan St. 5/13/1970 6 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 151st pick / 1993
4 Josh Miller 29 P 16 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 3 4
24 Chris Oldham 31 15 0 200 5-9 Oregon 10/26/1968 9 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 105th pick / 1990
55 Joey Porter 22 16 0 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
67 Shar Pourdanesh 29 t 4 2 312 6-6 Nevada-Reno 7/19/1970 3 1
71 Orpheus Roye 26 LDE 16 16 320 6-4 Florida St. 1/21/1973 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 200th pick / 1996
54 Mike Schneck 22 16 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 Rook 1
30 Chad Scott 25 LCB 13 12 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
82 Bobby Shaw 24 wr 15 1 185 6-1 California 4/23/1975 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 169th pick / 1998
47 Scott Shields 23 db 16 1 228 6-4 Weber St. 3/29/1976 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 59th pick / 1999
23 Jason Simmons 23 16 0 198 5-9 Arizona St. 3/30/1976 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1998
91 Aaron Smith 23 6 0 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
94 Jeremy Staat 23 de 16 2 300 6-5 Arizona St. 10/10/1976 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1998
68 Brendan Stai 27 RG 16 16 312 6-4 Nebraska 3/30/1972 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1995
93 Joel Steed 30 NT 14 14 300 6-2 Colorado 2/17/1969 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1992
10 Kordell Stewart 27 QB 16 12 218 6-1 Colorado 10/16/1972 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
66 Jim Sweeney 37 6 0 297 6-4 Pittsburgh 8/8/1962 15 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
18 Mike Tomczak 37 qb 16 5 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 14 6
26 Deshea Townsend 24 db 16 4 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 23 7 0 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
56 Mike Vrabel 24 10 0 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
86 Hines Ward 23 WR 16 14 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
20 Dewayne Washington 27 RCB 16 16 195 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/27/1972 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
38 Jon Witman 27 FB 16 11 240 6-2 Penn St. 6/1/1972 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1996
21 Amos Zereoue 23 8 0 212 5-8 West Virginia 10/8/1976 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 1999
Team Total 26.4 16 247.4 6-2.0 3.4