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1945 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 5th place Eastern Division 2-8-0 .200
Head Coach: Jim Leonard
Assistant Coach Lud Wray
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sun 9/2/1945 N Cleveland Rams 0-21 L Buffalo, NY War Memorial Stadium 12696
Wed 9/19/1945 H Green Bay Packers 12-8 W Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium 14521
Tue 9/25/1945 A Boston Yanks 7-28 L Boston, MA Fenway Park 27502
Sun 10/7/1945 H New York Giants 6-34 L Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 20097
Sun 10/14/1945 H Washington Redskins 0-14 L Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 14050
Sun 10/21/1945 A New York Giants 21-7 W New York, NY Polo Grounds 43070
Sun 10/28/1945 H Boston Yanks 6-10 L Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 25447
Sun 11/4/1945 H Philadelphia Eagles 3-45 L Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 23018
Sun 11/11/1945 H Chicago Cardinals 23-0 W Pittsburgh, PA Forbes Field 13153
Sun 11/18/1945 A Philadelphia Eagles 6-30 L Philadelphia, PA Shibe Park 23838
Sun 11/25/1945 A Chicago Bears 7-28 L Chicago, IL Wrigley Field 20689
Sun 12/2/1945 A Washington Redskins 0-24 L Washington, DC Griffith Stadium 34788
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
43 Ben Agajanian K 6'0 195 26 Compton CC; New Mexico 5 1
69 Tom Alberghini OT-DT 5'10 200 26 Holy Cross 1 0
41 Tony Bova HB-DB 6'1 190 28 St. Francis (Pennsylvania) 10 5
Art Brandau C-LB 6'2 210 23 Tennessee 1 0
55 Carl Buda OG-DG 5'11 220 26 Creighton; Tulsa 3 0
65 Garth Chamberlain OG-DG 6'0 215 25 Brigham Young 5 0
73 Chuck Cherundolo C-LB 6'1 215 29 Penn State 6 5
78 Joe Cibulas OT-DT 6'0 220 24 Duquesne 4 0
82 Joe Coomer LOT-DT 6'5 281 28 Austin 9 5
60 Carmine DePascal OE-DE 6'0 188 27 Wichita State 1 0
61 Henry DePaul OG-DG 5'11 225 28 Duquesne 5 0
71 Dick Dolly LOE-DE 6'3 211 28 West Virginia 10 9
72 Ted Doyle ROT-DT 6'2 224 31 Nebraska 10 10
35 Bill Dudley TB-DB 5'10 175 24 Virginia 4 4
52 Paul Duhart HB-DB 6'0 180 25 Florida 3 2
59 Vern Foltz OT-DT 6'1 205 27 St. Vincent 4 0
80 Len Frketich OT-DT 6'1 290 28 Penn State 2 0
37 Jack Itzel FB-LB 6'0 190 21 Georgetown (DC); Pittsburgh 10 0
32 Tommy Jarvi TB-DB 6'0 200 25 Northern Illinois 2 0
44 Art Jones HB-DB 6'2 186 26 Richmond 7 2
63 George Kiick FB-LB 6'0 200 28 Bucknell 5 3
60 Frank Kimble ROE-DE 6'5 205 28 West Virginia 9 3
62 John Kondrla OT-DT 6'0 185 24 St. Vincent 1 0
29 Julie Koshlap HB-DB 5'11 180 28 Georgetown (DC) 1 0
56 Hubbard Law OG-DG 6'1 210 24 Sam Houston State 6 0
33 Jack Lowther TB-DB 5'8 165 23 Detroit Mercy 2 2
74 Johnny Lucente FB-LB 5'9 200 23 West Virginia 10 5
68 Ed McNamara OT-DT 6'2 225 25 Holy Cross 1 0
36 Al Merkovsky LOG-DG 6'1 223 28 Pittsburgh 10 10
52 John Naioti BB-DB 5'10 180 24 St. Francis (Pennsylvania) 7 1
51 Al Nichols FB-LB 5'10 205 29 Temple 2 1
40 Mel Odelli HB-DB 5'8 176 25 Duquesne 2 0
35 Al Olszewski OE-DE 6'2 185 25 Pittsburgh; Penn State 2 0
64 John Patrick FB-LB 6'0 202 27 Penn State 3 0
18 Leon Pense BB-DB 6'0 170 23 Northeastern State; Arkansas 10 8
39 John Perko ROG-DG 6'1 207 31 Duquesne 10 10
57 John Petchel BB-DB 5'11 185 26 Duquesne 10 2
11 John Petrella HB-DB 5'7 160 25 Penn State 3 1
46 Joe Pierre ROE-DE 6'0 185 25 Pittsburgh 10 7
40 Johnny Popovich HB-DB 5'8 160 27 St. Vincent 1 0
10 Al Postus TB-DB 5'10 180 25 Villanova 2 0
81 Ross Sorce OT-DT 6'5 255 25 Georgetown (DC) 1 0
25 Eddie Stofko TB-DB 6'1 192 25 St. Francis (Pennsylvania) 2 1
75 Glen Stough LOT-DT 6'5 240 24 Duke 10 5
53 Morgan Tiller OE-DE 6'1 195 27 Denver 10 0
48 Sid Tinsley HB-DB 5'9 168 25 Clemson 9 0
49 Si Titus C-LB 6'0 195 27 Holy Cross 9 3
15 Buist Warren TB-DB 5'11 175 29 Tennessee 8 4
50 Al Wukits C-LB 6'3 213 28 Duquesne 3 1
DRAFT LIST Round Overall Pos College Notes
Paul Duhart 1 2 B Florida
Jack Dugger 2 12 E Ohio State
Bill Dellastatious 3 19 B Missouri Declared Ineligible
Roger Adams 4 29 C Florida Declared Ineligible
Charley Mehelich 5 33 E Duquesne
Gregg Browning 6 46 E Denver
Mike Wolak 7 56 B Duquesne
Tom Hughes 8 66 T Missouri
Leon Pense 9 79 B Arkansas
Art Brandau 10 89 C Tennessee
Ray Ball 11 99 B Holy Cross
Frankie Basilone 12 112 B Duquesne
John Monahan 13 122 E Dartmouth
Mel Odelli 14 132 B Duquesne
George Connor 15 145 T Notre Dame Declared Ineligible
Jim Ungles 16 155 B Kansas State
Jack Itzel 17 165 B Pittsburgh
Alex Wizbicki 18 178 B Holy Cross
Jim Landrigan 19 188 T Dartmouth
Bill Lilienthal 20 198 T Villanova
Art Price 21 211 B Rutgers
Don Malmberg 22 221 B UCLA
Everett Harwell 23 231 E Auburn
Edgar Cain 24 244 B Rice
Angelo Carlaccini 25 254 B Pittsburgh
Ed Burns 26 264 B Boston College
Glen Stough 27 277 T Duke
Jim Marsh 28 287 T Oklahoma State
Ralph Grant 29 297 B Bucknell Declared Ineligible
John Kondrla 30 310 T St. Vincent
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Team Totals 23 26 0 30
Opponents Totals 50 69 37 64
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rush Pass Pen 3RD DOWN Att Pct 4TH DOWN Att Pct PEN YDS
Team Totals 96 56 30 10 53 436
Opponents Totals 116 64 49 3 61 600
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Bill Dudley 3 2 3 66.7 0 0 0 20
Ben Agajanian 0 1 2 50.0 4 4 100.0 0 13
Johnny Lucente 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Buist Warren 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Ted Doyle 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Paul Duhart 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
George Kiick 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
John Naioti 0 4 4 100.0 0 0 0 4
Joe Coomer 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Jack Lowther 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 10 7 10 70.0 4 5 80.0 0 79
Opponents Totals 30 25 30 83.3 5 8 62.5 0 220
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Ben Agajanian 4 4 100.0 2/2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0/0
Joe Coomer 0 1 0.0 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/
Team Totals 4 5 80.0 2/2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0/0
Opponents Totals 5 8 62.5 1/ 2/ 1/ 1/ 0/
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Buist Warren 95 292 3.1 75t 2
Johnny Lucente 82 242 3.0 18 1
Bill Dudley 57 204 3.6 32 3
Art Jones 16 64 4.0 20 0
Jack Lowther 15 54 3.6 17 0
George Kiick 15 45 3.0 9 1
John Petrella 15 33 2.2 11 0
Tommy Jarvi 9 24 2.7 11 0
Tony Bova 6 11 1.8 5 0
Jack Itzel 4 11 2.8 5 0
Paul Duhart 11 7 0.6 1
Al Nichols 10 5 0.5 9 0
Al Postus 2 4 2.0 12 0
Sid Tinsley 5 3 0.6 4 0
John Petchel 2 2 1.0 15 0
Leon Pense 6 1 0.2 1 0
Johnny Popovich 4 -8 -2.0 4 0
Eddie Stofko 13 -16 -1.2 6 0
John Naioti 1 -17 -17.0 -17 0
Team Totals 367 951 2.6 75t 8
Opponents Totals 363 1347 3.7 16
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Buist Warren 92 36 39.1 46 368 4.0 10.2 47 0 0.0 10 10.9 11.8
Bill Dudley 32 10 31.3 20 58 1.8 5.8 32 0 0.0 2 6.3 14.6
Eddie Stofko 17 7 41.2 6 94 5.5 13.4 26 0 0.0 4 23.5 19.9
Tommy Jarvi 10 4 40.0 3 50 5.0 12.5 21 0 0.0 3 30.0 16.7
Al Postus 5 2 40.0 2 73 14.6 36.5 52 0 0.0 1 20.0 47.9
John Petchel 1 1 100.0 0 8 8.0 8.0 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 100.0
Paul Duhart 3 1 33.3 2 1 0.3 1.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 42.4
Tony Bova 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 39.6
Jack Lowther 4 0 0.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0.0
Team Totals 165 61 37.0 83 652 4.0 10.7 52 0 0.0 21 12.7 9.8
Opponents Totals 187 103 55.1 71 1617 8.6 15.7 14 7.5 13 7.0 80.0
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Tony Bova 15 215 14.3 52 0
Johnny Lucente 11 45 4.1 23 0
Morgan Tiller 10 146 14.6 35 0
Dick Dolly 8 122 15.3 47 0
Art Jones 5 8 1.6 6 0
Frank Kimble 2 16 8.0 13 0
John Naioti 2 14 7.0 8 0
Al Olszewski 2 28 14.0 22 0
John Petchel 2 25 12.5 21 0
Jack Itzel 1 4 4.0 4 0
George Kiick 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Leon Pense 1 32 32.0 32 0
Buist Warren 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Team Totals 61 652 10.7 52 0
Opponents Totals 103 1617 15.7 14
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Leon Pense 3 39 13.0 30 0
Bill Dudley 2 47 23.5 26 0
Ted Doyle 1 50 50.0 50t 1
Buist Warren 1 19 19.0 19 0
Chuck Cherundolo 1 17 17.0 17 0
Art Jones 1 17 17.0 17 0
Jack Itzel 1 13 13.0 13 0
John Petrella 1 8 8.0 8 0
John Petchel 1 4 4.0 4 0
Sid Tinsley 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Team Totals 13 212 16.3 50t 1
Opponents Totals 21 229 10.9 0
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Sid Tinsley 57 2308 40.5 58 1
Eddie Stofko 3 109 36.3 46 0
Tommy Jarvi 2 69 34.5 38 0
Bill Dudley 2 36 18.0 36 1
Jack Lowther 1 35 35.0 35 0
Team Totals 65 2557 39.3 58 2 29.0
Opponents Totals 48 337 27.4
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Buist Warren 13 168 12.9 20 0
John Petrella 6 52 8.7 16 0
Art Jones 5 62 12.4 20 0
Bill Dudley 5 20 4.0 6 0
Jack Lowther 2 35 17.5 22 0
Team Totals 31 337 10.9 22 0
Opponents Totals 42 10.3 20 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Buist Warren 5 137 27.4 33 0
Johnny Lucente 5 102 20.4 30 0
John Petrella 3 85 28.3 36 0
Bill Dudley 3 65 21.7 35 0
Morgan Tiller 3 47 15.7 20 0
Paul Duhart 2 49 24.5 0
Johnny Popovich 1 39 39.0 39 0
Art Jones 1 26 26.0 26 0
Tony Bova 1 24 24.0 24 0
Leon Pense 1 21 21.0 21 0
Jack Lowther 1 20 20.0 20 0
George Kiick 1 19 19.0 19 0
Al Postus 1 14 14.0 14 0
Joe Pierre 1 10 10.0 10 0
Glen Stough 1 6 6.0 6 0
Team Totals 30 652 21.7 39 0
Opponents Totals 25 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Tony Bova 1 2 1 3 0 0
Joe Coomer 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ted Doyle 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bill Dudley 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy Jarvi 0 0 1 0 1 -17 0
Art Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Lucente 8 6 0 6 16 0
Al Merkovsky 0 0 1 3 4 -2 0
John Naioti 1 1 0 1 -17 0
Al Nichols 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Leon Pense 1 1 2 3 0 0
John Perko 1 0 2 2 0 0
John Petrella 2 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Pierre 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Johnny Popovich 1 1 0 1 -10 0
Eddie Stofko 1 1 0 1 -16 0
Glen Stough 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Morgan Tiller 0 0 0 1 1 23 0
Sid Tinsley 1 1 0 1 -3 0
Si Titus 0 0 1 0 1 11 0
Buist Warren 4 2 0 2 9 0
Al Wukits 2 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 26 8 18 14 32 42 0
Opponents Totals 40 14 26 8 34 1
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