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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC North Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 3.0, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (22.1/g), 12th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-6.9.

Coach: Bill Cowher (8-8-0)
 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 24 2 15 280 for 469, 3,513 yards, 18 td, 23 int, & 32 rushes for 98 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
RB Willie Parker* 26 2 16 337 rushes for 1,494 yards, 13 td, & 31 catches for 222 yards and 3 td
FB Dan Kreider 29 6 12 1 rush for 5 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 62 yards and 0 td
WR Hines Ward 30 8 14 74 catches for 975 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
WR Cedrick Wilson 28 5 12 37 catches for 504 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 169th pick / 2001
TE Heath Miller 24 1 16 34 catches for 393 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
LT Marvel Smith 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
LG Alan Faneca*+ 30 8 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
C Jeff Hartings 34 10 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RG Kendall Simmons 27 4 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
RT Max Starks 24 2 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 30 7 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Casey Hampton* 29 5 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Brett Keisel 28 4 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
LOLB Clark Haggans 29 6 15 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
LILB James Farrior 31 9 16 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
RILB Larry Foote 26 4 16 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
ROLB Joey Porter 29 7 14 7.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
LCB Ike Taylor 26 3 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
RCB Deshea Townsend 31 8 12 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
SS Troy Polamalu* 25 3 13 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
FS Ryan Clark 27 4 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Reed 27 4 0 20 of 27 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points
P Chris Gardocki 36 15 0 65 punts for a 41.3 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
PR Santonio Holmes 22 Rook 4 26 punt returns for a 10.2 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
KR Najeh Davenport 27 4 0 21 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 135th 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)
93 Rodney Bailey 27 12 0 306 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1979 5 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 181st pick / 2001
16 Charlie Batch 32 qb 8 1 220 6-2 East. Michigan 12/5/1974 8 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
94 Chad Brown 36 9 0 245 6-2 Colorado 7/12/1970 13 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1993
23 Tyrone Carter 30 db 16 3 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 6 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
25 Ryan Clark 27 FS 13 12 200 5-11 LSU 10/12/1979 4 6
21 Ricardo Colclough 24 3 0 186 5-11 Tusculum 4/18/1982 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2004
74 Willie Colon 23 g 2 2 320 6-3 Hofstra 4/9/1983 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 131st pick / 2006
95 Marquis Cooper 24 2 0 215 6-3 Washington 3/11/1982 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 79th pick / 2004
44 Najeh Davenport 27 KR 13 0 245 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/8/1979 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 135th pick / 2002
79 Trai Essex 24 15 0 324 6-4 Northwestern 12/5/1982 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2005
87 Tim Euhus 26 1 0 247 6-5 Oregon St. 10/2/1980 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 2004
66 Alan Faneca*+ 30 LG 16 16 312 6-5 LSU 12/7/1976 8 15 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1998
51 James Farrior 31 LILB 16 16 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 9 9 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
50 Larry Foote 26 RILB 16 16 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
17 Chris Gardocki 36 P 16 0 192 6-1 Clemson 2/7/1970 15 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
53 Clark Haggans 29 LOLB 15 15 243 6-4 Colorado St. 1/10/1977 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 2000
98 Casey Hampton* 29 NT 15 15 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
97 Arnold Harrison 24 lb 7 2 236 6-3 Georgia 9/20/1982 Rook 1
92 James Harrison 28 lb 11 1 242 6-0 Kent St. 5/4/1978 4 1
64 Jeff Hartings 34 C 14 14 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 10 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
34 Verron Haynes 27 7 0 223 5-10 Georgia 2/17/1979 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2002
76 Chris Hoke 30 nt 16 1 296 6-3 BYU 4/6/1976 2 2
10 Santonio Holmes 22 PR 16 4 185 5-10 Ohio St. 3/3/1984 Rook 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
29 Chidi Iwuoma 28 2 0 184 5-8 California 2/19/1978 5 0
28 Jovon Johnson 23 2 0 177 5-9 Iowa 11/2/1983 Rook 0
99 Brett Keisel 28 RDE 16 16 285 6-5 BYU 9/19/1978 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
68 Chris Kemoeatu 23 g 3 2 344 6-3 Utah 1/4/1983 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 204th pick / 2005
90 Travis Kirschke 32 16 0 298 6-3 UCLA 9/6/1974 9 1
35 Dan Kreider 29 FB 16 12 255 5-11 New Hampshire 3/11/1977 6 1
57 Clint Kriewaldt 30 14 0 242 6-1 Wisc-Stevens Point 3/16/1976 7 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 177th pick / 1999
42 John Kuhn 24 9 0 255 6-0 Shippensburg 9/9/1982 Rook 0
31 Mike Logan 32 12 0 212 6-0 West Virginia 9/15/1974 9 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 50th pick / 1997
37 Anthony Madison 25 13 0 180 5-9 Alabama 10/8/1981 Rook 1
89 Lee Mays 28 1 0 200 6-2 Texas-El Paso 9/18/1978 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 202nd pick / 2002
20 Bryant McFadden 25 RCB 16 9 190 5-11 Florida St. 11/21/1981 1 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2005
83 Heath Miller 24 TE 16 16 256 6-5 Virginia 10/22/1982 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
81 Sean Morey 30 16 0 200 5-11 Brown 2/26/1976 7 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 241st pick / 1999
56 Chukky Okobi 28 c 15 2 310 6-1 Purdue 11/18/1978 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 146th pick / 2001
39 Willie Parker* 26 RB 16 16 209 5-10 North Carolina 11/11/1980 2 12
43 Troy Polamalu* 25 SS 13 13 213 5-10 USC 4/19/1981 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
55 Joey Porter 29 ROLB 14 14 250 6-2 Colorado St. 3/22/1977 7 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1999
3 Jeff Reed 27 K 16 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 4 2
15 Willie Reid 24 1 0 190 5-10 Florida St. 9/19/1982 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 95th pick / 2006
7 Ben Roethlisberger 24 QB 15 15 240 6-5 Miami (OH) 3/2/1982 2 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
95 Richard Seigler 26 2 0 239 6-3 Oregon St. 10/19/1980 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 127th pick / 2004
73 Kendall Simmons 27 RG 14 14 313 6-3 Auburn 3/11/1979 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
91 Aaron Smith 30 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 7 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
27 Anthony Smith 23 db 16 4 190 5-11 Syracuse 9/20/1983 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2006
77 Marvel Smith 28 LT 16 16 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
22 Duce Staley 31 1 0 242 5-11 South Carolina 2/27/1975 9 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 71st pick / 1997
47 Ronald Stanley 23 1 0 244 6-0 Michigan St. 3/6/1983 Rook 0
78 Max Starks 24 RT 14 14 337 6-7 Florida 1/10/1982 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
24 Ike Taylor 26 LCB 16 11 191 6-1 La-Lafayette 5/5/1980 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
26 Deshea Townsend 31 RCB 16 12 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 8 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
84 Jerame Tuman 30 te 15 4 255 6-4 Michigan 3/24/1976 7 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 136th pick / 1999
54 Rian Wallace 24 12 0 243 6-3 Temple 5/24/1982 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 166th pick / 2005
86 Hines Ward 30 WR 14 14 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 8 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
60 Greg Warren 25 16 0 252 6-3 North Carolina 10/18/1981 1 1
85 Nate Washington 23 wr 16 2 185 6-1 Tiffin 8/28/1983 1 5
80 Cedrick Wilson 28 WR 15 12 183 5-10 Tennessee 12/17/1978 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 169th pick / 2001
18 Walter Young 27 2 0 214 6-5 Illinois 12/7/1979 3 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 226th pick / 2003
Team Total 27.3 16 241.7 6-1.2 4.2