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2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC North Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.8, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 389 points (24.3/g), 9th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 258 points (16.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 131 points (8.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Bill Cowher (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Whisenhunt
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau
 Other Notable Asst.: Ray Horton (Assistant Coach)

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 Ben Roethlisberger 23 1 12 168 for 268, 2,385 yards, 17 td, 9 int, & 31 rushes for 69 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
RB Willie Parker 25 1 15 255 rushes for 1,202 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 218 yards and 1 td
FB Dan Kreider 28 5 8 3 rushes for 21 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 43 yards and 0 td
WR Antwaan Randle El 26 3 15 35 catches for 558 yards, 1 td, & 12 rushes for 73 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
WR Hines Ward 29 7 15 69 catches for 975 yards, 11 td, & 3 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Heath Miller 23 Rook 15 39 catches for 459 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
LT Marvel Smith 27 5 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
LG Alan Faneca*+ 29 7 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Jeff Hartings* 33 9 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RG Kendall Simmons 26 3 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
RT Max Starks 23 1 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 29 6 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Casey Hampton* 28 4 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Kimo von Oelhoffen 34 11 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
LOLB Clark Haggans 28 5 13 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
LILB James Farrior 30 8 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
RILB Larry Foote 25 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
ROLB Joey Porter* 28 6 16 10.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Ike Taylor 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
RCB Deshea Townsend 30 7 15 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
SS Troy Polamalu*+ 24 2 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
FS Chris Hope 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2002
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Reed 26 3 0 24 of 29 field goals & 45 of 45 extra points
P Chris Gardocki 35 14 0 67 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
PR Antwaan Randle El 26 3 15 44 punt returns for a 10.2 average and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
KR Quincy Morgan 28 4 0 23 kick returns for a 25.3 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2001

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
16 Charlie Batch 31 qb 4 2 220 6-2 East. Michigan 12/5/1974 7 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
36 Jerome Bettis 33 12 0 252 5-11 Notre Dame 2/16/1972 12 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1993
72 Barrett Brooks 33 16 0 325 6-5 Kansas St. 5/5/1972 10 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 1995
23 Tyrone Carter 29 16 0 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
21 Ricardo Colclough 23 14 0 186 5-11 Tusculum 4/18/1982 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2004
79 Trai Essex 23 t 6 4 324 6-4 Northwestern 12/5/1982 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2005
66 Alan Faneca*+ 29 LG 16 16 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 7 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
51 James Farrior 30 LILB 14 14 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 8 8 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
50 Larry Foote 25 RILB 16 16 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
94 Andre Frazier 23 11 0 234 6-5 Cincinnati 6/29/1982 Rook 1
17 Chris Gardocki 35 P 16 0 192 6-1 Clemson 2/7/1970 14 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
53 Clark Haggans 28 LOLB 13 13 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
98 Casey Hampton* 28 NT 16 15 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
92 James Harrison 27 lb 16 3 242 6-0 Kent St. 5/4/1978 3 4
64 Jeff Hartings* 33 C 16 16 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 9 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
34 Verron Haynes 26 14 0 223 5-10 Georgia 2/17/1979 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2002
38 Noah Herron 23 2 0 224 5-11 Northwestern 4/3/1982 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 244th pick / 2005
76 Chris Hoke 29 15 0 296 6-3 BYU 4/6/1976 1 1
28 Chris Hope 25 FS 16 16 206 5-11 Florida St. 9/29/1980 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2002
29 Chidi Iwuoma 27 16 0 184 5-8 California 2/19/1978 4 1
99 Brett Keisel 27 16 0 285 6-5 BYU 9/19/1978 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
90 Travis Kirschke 31 16 0 298 6-3 UCLA 9/6/1974 8 2
88 Matt Kranchick 26 te 4 1 260 6-7 Penn St. 12/13/1979 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 194th pick / 2004
35 Dan Kreider 28 FB 16 8 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 5 1
57 Clint Kriewaldt 29 lb 16 2 242 6-1 Wisc-Stevens Point 3/16/1976 6 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 177th pick / 1999
31 Mike Logan 31 db 12 1 212 6-0 West Virginia 9/15/1974 8 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
8 Tommy Maddox 34 qb 5 2 220 6-4 UCLA 9/2/1971 13 2 Denver Broncos / 1st / 25th pick / 1992
20 Bryant McFadden 24 db 12 1 190 5-11 Florida St. 11/21/1981 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2005
83 Heath Miller 23 TE 16 15 256 6-5 Virginia 10/22/1982 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
81 Sean Morey 29 15 0 200 5-11 Brown 2/26/1976 6 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 241st pick / 1999
11 Quincy Morgan 28 KR 16 0 210 6-1 Kansas St. 9/23/1977 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2001
56 Chukky Okobi 27 16 0 310 6-1 Purdue 11/18/1978 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 146th pick / 2001
39 Willie Parker 25 RB 15 15 209 5-10 North Carolina 11/11/1980 1 13
43 Troy Polamalu*+ 24 SS 16 16 213 5-10 USC 4/19/1981 2 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
55 Joey Porter* 28 ROLB 16 16 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 6 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
82 Antwaan Randle El 26 PR 16 15 192 5-10 Indiana 8/17/1979 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2002
3 Jeff Reed 26 K 16 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 3 3
7 Ben Roethlisberger 23 QB 12 12 240 6-5 Miami (OH) 3/2/1982 1 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
73 Kendall Simmons 26 RG 16 16 313 6-3 Auburn 3/11/1979 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
91 Aaron Smith 29 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
77 Marvel Smith 27 LT 13 12 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
22 Duce Staley 30 rb 5 1 242 5-11 South Carolina 2/27/1975 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 71st pick / 1997
78 Max Starks 23 RT 16 16 337 6-7 Florida 1/10/1982 1 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
33 Russell Stuvaints 25 4 0 210 6-0 Youngstown St. 8/28/1980 2 0
24 Ike Taylor 25 LCB 16 15 191 6-1 La-Lafayette 5/5/1980 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
26 Deshea Townsend 30 RCB 16 15 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 29 TE 15 9 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 34 RDE 16 16 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 11 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
54 Rian Wallace 23 4 0 243 6-3 Temple 5/24/1982 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2005
86 Hines Ward 29 WR 15 15 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 7 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
60 Greg Warren 24 16 0 252 6-3 North Carolina 10/18/1981 Rook 1
85 Nate Washington 22 1 0 185 6-1 Tiffin 8/28/1983 Rook 0
27 Willie Williams 35 db 4 1 194 5-9 West. Carolina 12/26/1970 12 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 162nd pick / 1993
80 Cedrick Wilson 27 wr 16 1 183 5-10 Tennessee 12/17/1978 4 5 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 169th pick / 2001
Team Total 27.5 16 243.3 6-1.4 4.6