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2003 Pittsburgh Steelers

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFC North Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.1, Offense: -2.5, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (18.8/g), 19th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of -27 points (-1.7/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-8.8.

Coach: Bill Cowher (6-10-0)
 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 Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Maddox 32 11 16 298 for 519, 3,414 yards, 18 td, 17 int, & 13 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
RB Jerome Bettis 31 10 10 246 rushes for 811 yards, 7 td, & 13 catches for 86 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
FB Dan Kreider 26 3 12 7 rushes for 29 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 107 yards and 0 td
WR Plaxico Burress 26 3 16 60 catches for 860 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
WR Hines Ward* 27 5 16 95 catches for 1,163 yards, 10 td, & 11 rushes for 61 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
FL Hines Ward* 27 5 16 95 catches for 1,163 yards, 10 td, & 11 rushes for 61 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Jerame Tuman 27 4 12 12 catches for 113 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
LT Alan Faneca* 27 5 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
LG Keydrick Vincent 25 2 9
C Jeff Hartings 31 7 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RG Kendall Simmons 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
RT Oliver Ross 29 5 11 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 138th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 27 4 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
DE Aaron Smith 27 4 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
DE Kimo von Oelhoffen 32 9 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
NT Casey Hampton* 26 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Kimo von Oelhoffen 32 9 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
LOLB Jason Gildon 31 9 16 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
LILB James Farrior 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
RILB Kendrell Bell 25 2 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
ROLB Joey Porter 26 4 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Chad Scott 29 6 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
RCB Dewayne Washington 31 9 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
SS Mike Logan 29 6 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
FS Brent Alexander 32 9 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
Jeff Reed 24 1 0
Josh Miller 33 7 0
PR Antwaan Randle El 24 1 1 45 punt returns for a 12.0 average and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
KR Ike Taylor 23 Rook 1 37 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Brent Alexander 32 FS 16 16 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 9 8
94 Rodney Bailey 24 16 0 306 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1979 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 181st pick / 2001
16 Charlie Batch 29 4 0 220 6-2 East. Michigan 12/5/1974 5 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
97 Kendrell Bell 25 RILB 16 16 254 6-1 Georgia 7/2/1978 2 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2001
36 Jerome Bettis 31 RB 16 10 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 10 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
22 Dee Brown 25 1 0 209 5-10 Syracuse 5/12/1978 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 175th pick / 2001
87 Mark Bruener 31 14 0 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
80 Plaxico Burress 26 WR 16 16 226 6-5 Michigan St. 8/12/1977 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 2000
96 Kendrick Clancy 25 10 0 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
48 Matt Cushing 28 4 0 255 6-4 Illinois 7/2/1975 4 0
83 Chris Doering 30 16 0 202 6-4 Florida 5/19/1973 7 2 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 185th pick / 1996
66 Alan Faneca* 27 LT 16 16 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 5 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
51 James Farrior 28 LILB 16 16 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 6 9 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
50 Larry Foote 23 16 0 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
71 Todd Fordham 30 rt 11 6 320 6-5 Florida St. 10/9/1973 6 3
92 Jason Gildon 31 LOLB 16 16 255 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/31/1972 9 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1994
53 Clark Haggans 26 rolb 16 2 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
98 Casey Hampton* 26 NT 16 16 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 2 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
64 Jeff Hartings 31 C 16 16 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 7 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
34 Verron Haynes 24 12 0 223 5-10 Georgia 2/17/1979 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2002
28 Chris Hope 23 16 0 206 5-11 Florida St. 9/29/1980 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2002
29 Chidi Iwuoma 25 15 0 184 5-8 California 2/19/1978 2 1
95 Alonzo Jackson 23 2 0 262 6-4 Florida St. 9/15/1980 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2003
35 Dan Kreider 26 FB 16 12 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 3 1
57 Clint Kriewaldt 27 15 0 242 6-1 Wisc-Stevens Point 3/16/1976 4 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 177th pick / 1999
31 Mike Logan 29 SS 16 15 212 6-0 West Virginia 9/15/1974 6 7 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
8 Tommy Maddox 32 QB 16 16 220 6-4 UCLA 9/2/1971 11 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
89 Lee Mays 25 16 0 200 6-2 Texas-El Paso 9/18/1978 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 202nd pick / 2002
4 Josh Miller 33 16 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 7 3
78 Mathias Nkwenti 25 1 0 300 6-3 Temple 5/11/1978 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 111th pick / 2001
56 Chukky Okobi 25 16 0 310 6-1 Purdue 11/18/1978 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 146th pick / 2001
43 Troy Polamalu 22 16 0 213 5-10 USC 4/19/1981 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
55 Joey Porter 26 ROLB 14 14 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
82 Antwaan Randle El 24 PR 16 1 192 5-10 Indiana 8/17/1979 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
3 Jeff Reed 24 16 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 1 1
85 Jay Riemersma 30 te 11 7 255 6-5 Michigan 5/17/1973 6 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 244th pick / 1996
79 Oliver Ross 29 RT 16 11 317 6-5 Iowa St. 9/27/1974 5 5 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 138th pick / 1998
54 Mike Schneck 26 16 0 237 6-0 Wisconsin 8/4/1977 4 1
30 Chad Scott 29 LCB 12 12 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
73 Kendall Simmons 24 RG 16 16 313 6-3 Auburn 3/11/1979 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
91 Aaron Smith 27 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
77 Marvel Smith 25 lt 6 6 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
33 Russell Stuvaints 23 4 0 210 6-0 Youngstown St. 8/28/1980 Rook 0
24 Ike Taylor 23 KR 16 1 191 6-1 La-Lafayette 5/5/1980 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
26 Deshea Townsend 28 LCB 16 8 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 5 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 27 TE 16 12 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
68 Keydrick Vincent 25 LG 10 9 330 6-5 Mississippi 4/13/1978 2 4
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 32 RDE 16 16 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 9 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
86 Hines Ward* 27 WR 16 16 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
20 Dewayne Washington 31 RCB 16 12 195 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/27/1972 9 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 18th pick / 1994
21 Amos Zereoue 27 rb 16 6 212 5-8 West Virginia 10/8/1976 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 1999
Team Total 26.9 16 248.3 6-1.6 4.0