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2008 Pittsburgh Steelers

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC North Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.8, Offense: 1.6, Defense: 8.2, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (21.7/g), 20th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (13.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 124 points (7.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.8-4.2.

Coach: Mike Tomlin (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bruce Arians
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau
 Other Notable Asst.: Harold Goodwin (Off. Line Quality Control) and 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 26 4 16 281 for 469, 3,301 yards, 17 td, 15 int, & 34 rushes for 101 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
RB Willie Parker 28 4 11 210 rushes for 791 yards, 5 td, & 3 catches for 13 yards and 0 td
WR Santonio Holmes 24 2 15 55 catches for 821 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
WR Hines Ward 32 10 15 81 catches for 1,043 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Heath Miller 26 3 14 48 catches for 514 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
TE Matt Spaeth 25 1 13 17 catches for 136 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2007
LT Max Starks 26 4 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
LG Chris Kemoeatu 25 2 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 204th pick / 2005
C Justin Hartwig 30 6 16 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 187th pick / 2002
RG Darnell Stapleton 23 Rook 12
RT Willie Colon 25 2 16 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 131st pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Aaron Smith 32 9 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
NT Casey Hampton 31 7 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Brett Keisel 30 6 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
LOLB LaMarr Woodley 24 1 15 11.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2007
LILB James Farrior* 33 11 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
RILB Larry Foote 28 6 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
ROLB James Harrison*+ 30 6 15 16.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Ike Taylor 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
RCB Bryant McFadden 27 3 8 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2005
SS Troy Polamalu*+ 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
FS Ryan Clark 29 6 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Reed 29 6 0 27 of 31 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points
P Mitch Berger 36 14 0 66 punts for a 41.3 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR Santonio Holmes 24 2 15 34 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
KR Gary Russell 22 1 0 16 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Patrick Bailey 23 12 0 235 6-4 Duke 11/19/1985 Rook 1
81 Dallas Baker 26 8 0 206 6-3 Florida 11/10/1982 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 227th pick / 2007
17 Mitch Berger 36 P 13 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 14 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
31 Fernando Bryant 31 2 0 174 5-10 Alabama 3/26/1977 9 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 1st / 26th pick / 1999
23 Tyrone Carter 32 db 16 2 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 8 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
25 Ryan Clark 29 FS 14 14 200 5-11 LSU 10/12/1979 6 7
74 Willie Colon 25 RT 16 16 320 6-3 Hofstra 4/9/1983 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 131st pick / 2006
44 Najeh Davenport 29 4 0 245 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/8/1979 6 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 135th pick / 2002
53 Bruce Davis 23 5 0 241 6-3 UCLA 9/2/1985 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 2008
38 Carey Davis 27 rb 14 3 225 5-10 Illinois 3/27/1981 1 0
2 Dennis Dixon 23 1 0 195 6-3 Oregon 1/11/1985 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 156th pick / 2008
93 Nick Eason 28 15 0 301 6-3 Clemson 5/29/1980 4 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 114th pick / 2003
5 Paul Ernster 26 3 0 217 6-0 Northern Arizona 1/26/1982 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 239th pick / 2005
79 Trai Essex 26 7 0 324 6-4 Northwestern 12/5/1982 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2005
51 James Farrior* 33 LILB 16 16 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 11 16 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
50 Larry Foote 28 RILB 16 16 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
57 Keyaron Fox 26 13 0 220 6-3 Georgia Tech 1/24/1982 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2004
54 Andre Frazier 26 15 0 234 6-5 Cincinnati 6/29/1982 3 1
22 William Gay 23 db 16 4 183 5-10 Louisville 1/1/1985 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 170th pick / 2007
98 Casey Hampton 31 NT 13 13 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 7 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
92 James Harrison*+ 30 ROLB 15 15 242 6-0 Kent St. 5/4/1978 6 19
62 Justin Hartwig 30 C 16 16 305 6-4 Kansas 11/21/1978 6 8 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 187th pick / 2002
76 Chris Hoke 32 nt 16 3 296 6-3 BYU 4/6/1976 4 3
10 Santonio Holmes 24 PR 15 15 185 5-10 Ohio St. 3/3/1984 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
99 Brett Keisel 30 RDE 10 10 285 6-5 BYU 9/19/1978 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
68 Chris Kemoeatu 25 LG 16 16 344 6-3 Utah 1/4/1983 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 204th pick / 2005
90 Travis Kirschke 34 rde 16 6 298 6-3 UCLA 9/6/1974 11 6
4 Byron Leftwich 28 5 0 245 6-5 Marshall 1/14/1980 5 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 1st / 7th pick / 2003
30 Roy Lewis 23 1 0 190 5-10 Washington 5/19/1985 Rook 0
37 Anthony Madison 27 16 0 180 5-9 Alabama 10/8/1981 2 1
20 Bryant McFadden 27 RCB 10 8 190 5-11 Florida St. 11/21/1981 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2005
49 Sean McHugh 26 fb 15 3 265 6-5 Penn St. 5/27/1982 4 0 Tennessee Titans / 7th / 241st pick / 2004
34 Rashard Mendenhall 21 rb 4 1 210 5-11 Illinois 6/19/1987 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 2008
83 Heath Miller 26 TE 14 14 256 6-5 Virginia 10/22/1982 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
21 Mewelde Moore 26 rb 16 4 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
39 Willie Parker 28 RB 11 11 209 5-10 North Carolina 11/11/1980 4 5
65 Jeremy Parquet 26 2 0 323 6-7 Southern Miss 4/11/1982 Rook 0
71 Scott Paxson 25 1 0 292 6-4 Penn St. 2/3/1983 Rook 0
43 Troy Polamalu*+ 27 SS 16 16 213 5-10 USC 4/19/1981 5 18 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
3 Jeff Reed 29 K 16 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 6 3
61 Jared Retkofsky 25 9 0 260 6-5 TCU 3/16/1983 Rook 1
7 Ben Roethlisberger 26 QB 16 16 240 6-5 Miami (OH) 3/2/1982 4 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
96 Orpheus Roye 35 6 0 320 6-4 Florida St. 1/21/1973 12 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 200th pick / 1996
33 Gary Russell 22 KR 12 0 205 5-10 Minnesota 9/8/1986 1 0
73 Kendall Simmons 29 g 4 4 313 6-3 Auburn 3/11/1979 6 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2002
91 Aaron Smith 32 LDE 16 16 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 9 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
27 Anthony Smith 25 14 0 190 5-11 Syracuse 9/20/1983 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2006
77 Marvel Smith 30 lt 5 5 321 6-5 Arizona St. 8/6/1978 8 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 2000
89 Matt Spaeth 25 TE 16 13 270 6-7 Minnesota 11/24/1983 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2007
72 Darnell Stapleton 23 RG 14 12 285 6-3 Rutgers 9/21/1985 Rook 6
78 Max Starks 26 LT 16 11 337 6-7 Florida 1/10/1982 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
14 Limas Sweed 24 11 0 220 6-5 Texas 12/25/1984 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 2008
24 Ike Taylor 28 LCB 16 16 191 6-1 La-Lafayette 5/5/1980 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
94 Lawrence Timmons 22 lb 16 2 234 6-1 Florida St. 5/14/1986 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 15th pick / 2007
26 Deshea Townsend 33 db 12 4 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 10 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
86 Hines Ward 32 WR 16 15 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 10 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
60 Greg Warren 27 7 0 252 6-3 North Carolina 10/18/1981 3 1
85 Nate Washington 25 wr 16 1 185 6-1 Tiffin 8/28/1983 3 6
56 LaMarr Woodley 24 LOLB 15 15 266 6-2 Michigan 11/3/1984 1 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2007
95 Donovan Woods 23 5 0 230 6-2 Oklahoma St. 7/27/1985 Rook 0
Team Total 27.2 16 245.1 6-1.9 4.0