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2001 Pittsburgh Steelers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.4, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 5.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (22.0/g), 7th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (13.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 140 points (8.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.3-3.7.

Coach: Bill Cowher (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey
 Defensive Coordinator: Tim Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Clements (Quarterbacks), Mike Miller (Offensive Assistant) and Ken Whisenhunt (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Heinz Field
 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 Kordell Stewart* 29 6 16 266 for 442, 3,109 yards, 14 td, 11 int, & 96 rushes for 537 yards and 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
RB Jerome Bettis* 29 8 11 225 rushes for 1,072 yards, 4 td, & 8 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
FB Jon Witman 29 5 12 5 rushes for 24 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 32 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1996
WR Plaxico Burress 24 1 16 66 catches for 1,008 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
WR Hines Ward* 25 3 16 94 catches for 1,003 yards, 4 td, & 10 rushes for 83 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Mark Bruener 29 6 9 12 catches for 98 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
LT Wayne Gandy 30 7 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Alan Faneca*+ 25 3 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Jeff Hartings 29 5 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RG Rich Tylski 30 5 9
RT Marvel Smith 23 1 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 25 2 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Casey Hampton 24 Rook 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Kimo von Oelhoffen 30 7 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
LOLB Jason Gildon*+ 29 7 16 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
LILB Earl Holmes 28 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
RILB Kendrell Bell* 23 Rook 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
ROLB Joey Porter 24 2 15 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Chad Scott 27 4 15 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
RCB Dewayne Washington 29 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
SS Lee Flowers 28 6 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
FS Brent Alexander 30 7 16 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Kris Brown 25 2 0 30 of 44 field goals & 34 of 37 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
P Josh Miller 31 5 0 59 punts for a 42.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Hank Poteat 24 1 0 36 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
KR Troy Edwards 24 2 0 20 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1999

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Brent Alexander 30 FS 16 16 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 7 9
94 Rodney Bailey 22 de 16 1 306 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1979 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 181st pick / 2001
88 Tim Baker 24 3 0 208 6-4 Texas Tech 10/23/1977 Rook 0
97 Kendrell Bell* 23 RILB 16 16 254 6-1 Georgia 7/2/1978 Rook 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
40 Myron Bell 30 db 16 1 203 5-11 Michigan St. 9/15/1971 7 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 140th pick / 1994
36 Jerome Bettis* 29 RB 11 11 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 8 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
89 Will Blackwell 26 1 0 190 6-0 San Diego St. 7/9/1975 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1997
33 R.J. Bowers 27 3 0 250 6-0 Grove City 2/10/1974 Rook 1
3 Kris Brown 25 K 16 0 206 5-11 Nebraska 12/23/1976 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
87 Mark Bruener 29 TE 9 9 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
80 Plaxico Burress 24 WR 16 16 226 6-5 Michigan St. 8/12/1977 1 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
96 Kendrick Clancy 23 dt 16 4 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
73 Chris Combs 25 2 0 284 6-4 Duke 12/15/1976 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 173rd pick / 2000
48 Matt Cushing 26 te 13 3 255 6-4 Illinois 7/2/1975 2 0
62 Roger Duffy 34 8 0 300 6-3 Penn St. 7/16/1967 11 1 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
81 Troy Edwards 24 KR 16 0 191 5-10 Louisiana Tech 4/7/1977 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 13th pick / 1999
66 Alan Faneca*+ 25 LG 15 15 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 3 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
57 John Fiala 28 16 0 237 6-2 Washington 11/25/1973 3 2 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 166th pick / 1997
41 Lee Flowers 28 SS 15 15 213 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/14/1973 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 24 rb 16 5 252 6-0 Utah 3/4/1977 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 178th pick / 1998
72 Wayne Gandy 30 LT 15 15 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 7 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
85 Cory Geason 26 7 0 255 6-3 Tulane 8/12/1975 1 0
92 Jason Gildon*+ 29 LOLB 16 16 255 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/31/1972 7 20 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
53 Clark Haggans 24 lb 16 1 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
98 Casey Hampton 24 NT 16 11 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
64 Jeff Hartings 29 C 16 16 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 5 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
50 Earl Holmes 28 LILB 16 16 242 6-2 Florida A&M 4/28/1973 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
83 Lenzie Jackson 24 12 0 184 6-0 Arizona St. 6/17/1977 2 0
51 Mike Jones 32 15 0 240 6-1 Missouri 4/15/1969 10 1
35 Dan Kreider 24 fb 13 1 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 1 0
90 Justin Kurpeikis 24 3 0 254 6-3 Penn St. 7/17/1977 Rook 0
31 Mike Logan 27 db 16 1 212 6-0 West Virginia 9/15/1974 4 3 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
8 Tommy Maddox 30 3 0 220 6-4 UCLA 9/2/1971 9 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
17 Tee Martin 23 1 0 225 6-2 Tennessee 7/25/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 163rd pick / 2000
4 Josh Miller 31 P 16 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 5 2
78 Mathias Nkwenti 23 1 0 300 6-3 Temple 5/11/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 2001
56 Chukky Okobi 23 1 0 310 6-1 Purdue 11/18/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 146th pick / 2001
55 Joey Porter 24 ROLB 15 15 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 2 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
22 Hank Poteat 24 PR 13 0 192 5-9 Pittsburgh 8/30/1977 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
79 Oliver Ross 27 rg 16 8 317 6-5 Iowa St. 9/27/1974 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 138th pick / 1998
54 Mike Schneck 24 16 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 2 1
30 Chad Scott 27 LCB 15 15 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
82 Bobby Shaw 26 16 0 185 6-1 California 4/23/1975 2 4 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 169th pick / 1998
23 Jason Simmons 25 12 0 198 5-9 Arizona St. 3/30/1976 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1998
91 Aaron Smith 25 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 2 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
77 Marvel Smith 23 RT 16 16 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
10 Kordell Stewart* 29 QB 16 16 218 6-1 Colorado 10/16/1972 6 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
26 Deshea Townsend 26 db 16 1 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 25 te 16 7 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
65 Rich Tylski 30 RG 12 9 305 6-4 Utah St. 2/27/1971 5 4
68 Keydrick Vincent 23 g 5 1 330 6-5 Mississippi 4/13/1978 Rook 1
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 30 RDE 15 15 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 7 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
86 Hines Ward* 25 WR 16 16 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 3 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
20 Dewayne Washington 29 RCB 16 16 195 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/27/1972 7 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
38 Jon Witman 29 FB 15 12 240 6-2 Penn St. 6/1/1972 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1996
21 Amos Zereoue 25 14 0 212 5-8 West Virginia 10/8/1976 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 1999
Team Total 26.3 16 248.2 6-1.7 3.3