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2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 2000 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 0.6, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (20.1/g), 17th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 255 points (15.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 66 points (4.1/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Bill Cowher (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride
 Defensive Coordinator: Tim Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Miller (Offensive Assistant) and Mike Mularkey (Tight Ends)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Kordell Stewart 28 5 11 151 for 289, 1,860 yards, 11 td, 8 int, & 78 rushes for 436 yards and 7 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
RB Jerome Bettis 28 7 16 355 rushes for 1,341 yards, 8 td, & 13 catches for 97 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
FB Dan Kreider 23 Rook 7 2 rushes for 24 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 42 yards and 0 td
WR Plaxico Burress 23 Rook 9 22 catches for 273 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
WR Hines Ward 24 2 15 48 catches for 672 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 53 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Mark Bruener 28 5 16 17 catches for 192 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
LT Wayne Gandy 29 6 16 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Alan Faneca 24 2 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Dermontti Dawson 35 12 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
RG Rich Tylski 29 4 16
RT Marvel Smith 22 Rook 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 24 1 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Kimo von Oelhoffen 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
RDE Kevin Henry 32 7 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1993
LOLB Jason Gildon* 28 6 16 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
LILB Levon Kirkland 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1992
RILB Earl Holmes 27 4 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
ROLB Joey Porter 23 1 16 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Chad Scott 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
RCB Dewayne Washington 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
SS Lee Flowers 27 5 14 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
FS Brent Alexander 29 6 16 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Kris Brown 24 1 0 25 of 30 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
P Josh Miller 30 4 0 90 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked
PR Hank Poteat 23 Rook 0 36 punt returns for a 13.0 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
KR Hank Poteat 23 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 19.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Brent Alexander 29 FS 16 16 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 6 9
28 Ainsley Battles 22 db 16 1 204 5-11 Vanderbilt 11/6/1978 Rook 3
42 Myron Bell 29 1 0 203 5-11 Michigan St. 9/15/1971 6 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 140th pick / 1994
36 Jerome Bettis 28 RB 16 16 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 7 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
89 Will Blackwell 25 5 0 190 6-0 San Diego St. 7/9/1975 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1997
3 Kris Brown 24 K 16 0 206 5-11 Nebraska 12/23/1976 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
87 Mark Bruener 28 TE 16 16 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
80 Plaxico Burress 23 WR 12 9 226 6-5 Michigan St. 8/12/1977 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
96 Kendrick Clancy 22 9 0 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
24 Nakia Codie 24 6 0 208 6-2 Baylor 1/20/1976 Rook 1
73 Chris Combs 24 6 0 284 6-4 Duke 12/15/1976 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 173rd pick / 2000
48 Matt Cushing 25 te 7 1 255 6-4 Illinois 7/2/1975 1 0
63 Dermontti Dawson 35 C 9 9 288 6-2 Kentucky 6/17/1965 12 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1988
62 Roger Duffy 33 c 13 7 300 6-3 Penn St. 7/16/1967 10 4 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
81 Troy Edwards 23 wr 14 1 191 5-10 Louisiana Tech 4/7/1977 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1999
66 Alan Faneca 24 LG 16 16 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
57 John Fiala 27 16 0 237 6-2 Washington 11/25/1973 2 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 166th pick / 1997
41 Lee Flowers 27 SS 14 14 213 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/14/1973 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 23 rb 7 1 252 6-0 Utah 3/4/1977 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 178th pick / 1998
72 Wayne Gandy 29 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 6 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
85 Cory Geason 25 te 9 3 255 6-3 Tulane 8/12/1975 Rook 1
92 Jason Gildon* 28 LOLB 16 16 255 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/31/1972 6 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
11 Kent Graham 32 qb 12 5 231 6-5 Notre Dame,Ohio St. 11/1/1968 8 3 New York Giants / 8th / 211th pick / 1992
53 Clark Haggans 23 2 0 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
88 Courtney Hawkins 31 wr 13 5 183 5-9 Michigan St. 12/12/1969 8 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1992
76 Kevin Henry 32 RDE 15 15 282 6-4 Mississippi St. 10/23/1968 7 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 108th pick / 1993
50 Earl Holmes 27 RILB 16 16 242 6-2 Florida A&M 4/28/1973 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
33 Richard Huntley 28 13 0 224 5-11 Winston-Salem St. 9/18/1972 4 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 117th pick / 1996
83 Malcolm Johnson 23 4 0 215 6-5 Notre Dame 8/27/1977 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 1999
99 Levon Kirkland 31 LILB 16 16 270 6-1 Clemson 2/17/1969 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1992
35 Dan Kreider 23 FB 10 7 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 Rook 1
4 Josh Miller 30 P 16 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 4 3
61 Tom Myslinski 32 6 0 283 6-3 Tennessee 12/7/1968 8 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1992
55 Joey Porter 23 ROLB 16 16 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 1 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
22 Hank Poteat 23 KR 15 0 192 5-9 Pittsburgh 8/30/1977 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
68 Shar Pourdanesh 30 t 5 2 312 6-6 Nevada-Reno 7/19/1970 4 1
54 Mike Schneck 23 16 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 1 1
30 Chad Scott 26 LCB 16 16 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
82 Bobby Shaw 25 16 0 185 6-1 California 4/23/1975 1 7 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 169th pick / 1998
47 Scott Shields 24 db 10 1 228 6-4 Weber St. 3/29/1976 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 59th pick / 1999
23 Jason Simmons 24 15 0 198 5-9 Arizona St. 3/30/1976 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1998
91 Aaron Smith 24 LDE 16 15 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 1 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
77 Marvel Smith 22 RT 12 9 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
94 Jeremy Staat 24 7 0 300 6-5 Arizona St. 10/10/1976 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1998
10 Kordell Stewart 28 QB 16 11 218 6-1 Colorado 10/16/1972 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
74 Chris Sullivan 27 de 15 2 279 6-4 Boston Col. 3/14/1973 4 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 119th pick / 1996
71 Larry Tharpe 30 rt 12 5 300 6-4 Tennessee St. 11/19/1970 8 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 145th pick / 1992
90 Donnel Thompson 22 8 0 234 6-0 Wisconsin 2/17/1978 Rook 1
26 Deshea Townsend 25 16 0 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 24 te 16 1 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
65 Rich Tylski 29 RG 16 16 305 6-4 Utah St. 2/27/1971 4 8
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 29 NT 16 16 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 6 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
56 Mike Vrabel 25 15 0 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
86 Hines Ward 24 WR 16 15 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
20 Dewayne Washington 28 RCB 16 16 195 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/27/1972 6 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
38 Jon Witman 28 fb 6 5 240 6-2 Penn St. 6/1/1972 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1996
21 Amos Zereoue 24 12 0 212 5-8 West Virginia 10/8/1976 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 1999
Team Total 26.3 16 245.1 6-1.8 3.3