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10-5-1, Finished 1st in AFC North Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: 3.1, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 390 points (24.4/g), 8th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 345 points (21.6/g), 16th.
 Differential of 45 points (2.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Bill Cowher (10-5-1)
 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

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Maddox 31 10 11 234 for 377, 2,836 yards, 20 td, 16 int, & 19 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
RB Jerome Bettis 30 9 11 187 rushes for 666 yards, 9 td, & 7 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
FB Dan Kreider 25 2 13 6 rushes for 16 yards, 0 td, & 18 catches for 122 yards and 1 td
WR Plaxico Burress 25 2 15 78 catches for 1,325 yards, 7 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
WR Hines Ward* 26 4 16 112 catches for 1,329 yards, 12 td, & 12 rushes for 142 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Mark Bruener 30 7 12 13 catches for 66 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
LT Wayne Gandy 31 8 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Alan Faneca*+ 26 4 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Jeff Hartings 30 6 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RG Kendall Simmons 23 Rook 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
RT Marvel Smith 24 2 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 26 3 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Casey Hampton 25 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Kimo von Oelhoffen 31 8 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
LOLB Jason Gildon* 30 8 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
LILB Kendrell Bell 24 1 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
RILB James Farrior 27 5 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
ROLB Joey Porter*+ 25 3 16 9.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Chad Scott 28 5 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
RCB Dewayne Washington 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
SS Lee Flowers 29 7 15 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
FS Brent Alexander 31 8 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Todd Peterson 32 8 0 12 of 21 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points New York Giants / 7th / 177th pick / 1993
P Josh Miller 32 6 0 55 punts for a 41.2 average, 1 blocked
PR Antwaan Randle El 23 Rook 0 37 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
KR Antwaan Randle El 23 Rook 0 32 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Brent Alexander 31 FS 16 16 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 8 7
85 John Allred 28 13 0 249 6-4 USC 9/9/1974 5 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1997
94 Rodney Bailey 23 16 0 306 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1979 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 181st pick / 2001
81 Marco Battaglia 29 1 0 250 6-3 Rutgers 1/25/1973 6 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1996
97 Kendrell Bell 24 LILB 12 12 254 6-1 Georgia 7/2/1978 1 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
36 Jerome Bettis 30 RB 13 11 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 9 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
87 Mark Bruener 30 TE 12 12 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 7 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
80 Plaxico Burress 25 WR 16 15 226 6-5 Michigan St. 8/12/1977 2 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
96 Kendrick Clancy 24 7 0 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
48 Matt Cushing 27 6 0 255 6-4 Illinois 7/2/1975 3 0
66 Alan Faneca*+ 26 LG 16 16 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 4 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
51 James Farrior 27 RILB 14 14 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 5 7 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
57 John Fiala 29 lb 11 1 237 6-2 Washington 11/25/1973 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 166th pick / 1997
41 Lee Flowers 29 SS 16 15 213 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/14/1973 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 1995
50 Larry Foote 22 lb 14 3 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
45 Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala 25 8 0 252 6-0 Utah 3/4/1977 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 178th pick / 1998
72 Wayne Gandy 31 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 8 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
92 Jason Gildon* 30 LOLB 16 16 255 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/31/1972 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
53 Clark Haggans 25 lb 16 1 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
98 Casey Hampton 25 NT 16 15 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
93 James Harrison 24 1 0 242 6-0 Kent St. 5/4/1978 Rook 0
64 Jeff Hartings 30 C 13 11 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 6 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
34 Verron Haynes 23 14 0 223 5-10 Georgia 2/17/1979 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2002
28 Chris Hope 22 14 0 206 5-11 Florida St. 9/29/1980 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2002
29 Chidi Iwuoma 24 13 0 184 5-8 California 2/19/1978 1 1
95 Mike Jones 33 lb 6 1 240 6-1 Missouri 4/15/1969 11 1
99 Brett Keisel 24 5 0 285 6-5 BYU 9/19/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
35 Dan Kreider 25 FB 16 13 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 2 1
90 Justin Kurpeikis 25 6 0 254 6-3 Penn St. 7/17/1977 1 0
31 Mike Logan 28 14 0 212 6-0 West Virginia 9/15/1974 5 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
8 Tommy Maddox 31 QB 15 11 220 6-4 UCLA 9/2/1971 10 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
88 Terance Mathis 35 16 0 177 5-10 New Mexico 6/7/1967 12 2 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1990
89 Lee Mays 24 16 0 200 6-2 Texas-El Paso 9/18/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 202nd pick / 2002
4 Josh Miller 32 P 14 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 6 2
81 Dan O'Leary 25 te 4 1 248 6-3 Notre Dame 9/1/1977 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 195th pick / 2001
56 Chukky Okobi 24 c 13 5 310 6-1 Purdue 11/18/1978 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 146th pick / 2001
2 Todd Peterson 32 K 10 0 180 5-11 Navy,Georgia 2/4/1970 8 -1 New York Giants / 7th / 177th pick / 1993
55 Joey Porter*+ 25 ROLB 16 16 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 3 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
22 Hank Poteat 25 13 0 192 5-9 Pittsburgh 8/30/1977 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
82 Antwaan Randle El 23 KR 16 0 192 5-10 Indiana 8/17/1979 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
3 Jeff Reed 23 6 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 Rook 3
79 Oliver Ross 28 t 16 1 317 6-5 Iowa St. 9/27/1974 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 138th pick / 1998
14 Tom Rouen 34 2 0 225 6-3 Colorado St.,Colorado 6/9/1968 9 0
54 Mike Schneck 25 12 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 3 1
30 Chad Scott 28 LCB 15 15 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
73 Kendall Simmons 23 RG 14 14 313 6-3 Auburn 3/11/1979 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
91 Aaron Smith 26 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
77 Marvel Smith 24 RT 16 16 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
10 Kordell Stewart 30 qb 8 5 218 6-1 Colorado 10/16/1972 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1995
39 Erik Totten 22 1 0 194 5-9 West. Washington 1/21/1980 Rook 0
26 Deshea Townsend 27 db 16 3 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 4 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 26 te 13 7 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
68 Keydrick Vincent 24 g 7 1 330 6-5 Mississippi 4/13/1978 1 1
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 31 RDE 16 16 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 8 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
86 Hines Ward* 26 WR 16 16 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 4 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
20 Dewayne Washington 30 RCB 16 16 195 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/27/1972 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
21 Amos Zereoue 26 rb 16 5 212 5-8 West Virginia 10/8/1976 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 1999
Team Total 26.8 16 245.6 6-1.4 3.9