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2009 Pittsburgh Steelers

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9-7-0, AFC North Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.7, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 0.7, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 368 points (23.0/g), 12th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 324 points (20.2/g), 12th.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Mike Tomlin (9-7-0)
 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ben Roethlisberger 27 5 15 337 for 506, 4,328 yards, 26 td, 12 int, & 40 rushes for 82 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
RB Rashard Mendenhall 22 1 12 242 rushes for 1,108 yards, 7 td, & 25 catches for 261 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 2008
WR Santonio Holmes 25 3 16 79 catches for 1,248 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
WR Hines Ward 33 11 16 95 catches for 1,167 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
TE Heath Miller* 27 4 16 76 catches for 789 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
TE Matt Spaeth 26 2 8 5 catches for 25 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2007
LT Max Starks 27 5 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
LG Chris Kemoeatu 26 3 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 204th pick / 2005
C Justin Hartwig 31 7 16 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 187th pick / 2002
RG Trai Essex 27 4 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2005
RT Willie Colon 26 3 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 131st pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Travis Kirschke 35 12 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
NT Casey Hampton* 32 8 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
RDE Brett Keisel 31 7 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
LOLB LaMarr Woodley* 25 2 16 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2007
LILB James Farrior 34 12 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
RILB Lawrence Timmons 23 2 13 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 15th pick / 2007
ROLB James Harrison* 31 7 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Ike Taylor 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
RCB William Gay 24 2 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 170th pick / 2007
SS Tyrone Carter 33 9 12 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
FS Ryan Clark 30 7 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Reed 30 7 0 27 of 31 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points
P Daniel Sepulveda 25 2 0 72 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 112th pick / 2007
PR Stefan Logan 28 Rook 1 30 punt returns for a 9.3 average and 0 td
KR Stefan Logan 28 Rook 1 55 kick returns for a 26.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
55 Patrick Bailey 24 16 0 235 6-4 Duke 11/19/1985 1 1
16 Charlie Batch 35 1 0 220 6-2 East. Michigan 12/5/1974 11 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
50 Rocky Boiman 29 6 0 236 6-4 Notre Dame 1/24/1980 7 0 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 133rd pick / 2002
27 Joe Burnett 23 15 0 185 5-11 Central Florida 11/28/1986 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 168th pick / 2009
23 Tyrone Carter 33 SS 16 12 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 9 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
25 Ryan Clark 30 FS 15 15 200 5-11 LSU 10/12/1979 7 7
Willie Colon 26 RT 16 16 320 6-3 Hofstra 4/9/1983 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 131st pick / 2006
38 Carey Davis 28 6 0 225 5-10 Illinois 3/27/1981 2 0
2 Dennis Dixon 24 qb 1 1 195 6-3 Oregon 1/11/1985 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 156th pick / 2008
93 Nick Eason 29 lde 8 5 301 6-3 Clemson 5/29/1980 5 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 114th pick / 2003
Trai Essex 27 RG 16 16 324 6-4 Northwestern 12/5/1982 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2005
51 James Farrior 34 LILB 16 16 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 12 9 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
Ramon Foster 23 t 14 4 338 6-5 Tennessee 1/7/1986 Rook 4
57 Keyaron Fox 27 lb 16 3 220 6-3 Georgia Tech 1/24/1982 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2004
54 Andre Frazier 27 14 0 234 6-5 Cincinnati 6/29/1982 4 1
22 William Gay 24 RCB 16 14 183 5-10 Louisville 1/1/1985 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 170th pick / 2007
19 Tyler Grisham 22 4 0 180 5-11 Clemson 6/11/1987 Rook 0
98 Casey Hampton* 32 NT 16 16 320 6-1 Texas 9/3/1977 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 19th pick / 2001
97 Arnold Harrison 27 8 0 236 6-3 Georgia 9/20/1982 3 1
92 James Harrison* 31 ROLB 16 16 242 6-0 Kent St. 5/4/1978 7 14
62 Justin Hartwig 31 C 16 16 305 6-4 Kansas 11/21/1978 7 9 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 187th pick / 2002
76 Chris Hoke 33 16 0 296 6-3 BYU 4/6/1976 5 1
10 Santonio Holmes 25 WR 16 16 185 5-10 Ohio St. 3/3/1984 3 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 25th pick / 2006
96 Evander Hood 22 16 0 298 6-3 Missouri 2/16/1987 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 32nd pick / 2009
Corey Ivy 32 1 0 188 5-8 Oklahoma 3/29/1977 8 0
85 David Johnson 22 te 15 3 270 6-2 Arkansas St. 8/26/1987 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 241st pick / 2009
99 Brett Keisel 31 RDE 15 15 285 6-5 BYU 9/19/1978 7 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2002
Chris Kemoeatu 26 LG 12 12 344 6-3 Utah 1/4/1983 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 204th pick / 2005
90 Travis Kirschke 35 LDE 12 7 298 6-3 UCLA 9/6/1974 12 4
64 Doug Legursky 23 8 0 323 6-1 Marshall 6/9/1986 Rook 1
20 Keenan Lewis 23 4 0 198 6-0 Oregon St. 5/17/1986 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 96th pick / 2009
11 Stefan Logan 28 KR 16 1 177 5-7 South Dakota 6/2/1981 Rook 0
37 Anthony Madison 28 5 0 180 5-9 Alabama 10/8/1981 3 0
Shaun McDonald 28 4 0 183 5-10 Arizona St. 6/13/1981 6 0 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 106th pick / 2003
34 Rashard Mendenhall 22 RB 16 12 210 5-11 Illinois 6/19/1987 1 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 23rd pick / 2008
83 Heath Miller* 27 TE 16 16 256 6-5 Virginia 10/22/1982 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 30th pick / 2005
21 Mewelde Moore 27 16 0 210 5-11 Tulane 7/24/1982 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 119th pick / 2004
29 Ryan Mundy 24 16 0 215 6-1 West Virginia 2/11/1985 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 194th pick / 2008
39 Willie Parker 29 rb 14 3 209 5-10 North Carolina 11/11/1980 5 3
43 Troy Polamalu 28 ss 5 5 213 5-10 USC 4/19/1981 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 16th pick / 2003
31 Keiwan Ratliff 28 8 0 185 5-11 Florida 4/19/1981 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 2004
Isaac Redman 25 1 0 230 6-0 Bowie St. 11/10/1984 Rook 0
3 Jeff Reed 30 K 16 0 226 5-11 North Carolina 4/9/1979 7 4
Jared Retkofsky 26 2 0 260 6-5 TCU 3/16/1983 1 0
7 Ben Roethlisberger 27 QB 15 15 240 6-5 Miami (OH) 3/2/1982 5 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 11th pick / 2004
9 Daniel Sepulveda 25 P 16 0 229 6-3 Baylor 1/12/1984 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 112th pick / 2007
91 Aaron Smith 33 lde 5 5 300 6-5 Northern Colorado 4/9/1976 10 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 109th pick / 1999
89 Matt Spaeth 26 TE 16 8 270 6-7 Minnesota 11/24/1983 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2007
78 Max Starks 27 LT 16 16 337 6-7 Florida 1/10/1982 5 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 75th pick / 2004
Frank Summers 24 rb 2 1 240 5-10 UNLV 9/6/1985 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 169th pick / 2009
14 Limas Sweed 25 9 0 220 6-5 Texas 12/25/1984 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 2008
24 Ike Taylor 29 LCB 16 16 191 6-1 La-Lafayette 5/5/1980 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 125th pick / 2003
94 Lawrence Timmons 23 RILB 14 13 234 6-1 Florida St. 5/14/1986 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 15th pick / 2007
26 Deshea Townsend 34 db 16 2 191 5-10 Alabama 9/8/1975 11 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 117th pick / 1998
17 Mike Wallace 23 wr 16 4 180 6-0 Mississippi 8/1/1986 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2009
86 Hines Ward 33 WR 16 16 205 6-0 Georgia 3/8/1976 11 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1998
Greg Warren 28 14 0 252 6-3 North Carolina 10/18/1981 4 1
56 LaMarr Woodley* 25 LOLB 16 16 266 6-2 Michigan 11/3/1984 2 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2007
95 Donovan Woods 24 1 0 230 6-2 Oklahoma St. 7/27/1985 1 0
Team Total 27.4 16 239.9 6-1.3 4.1