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1951 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place American Conference 4-7-1 .364
Head Coach: Johnny Michelosen
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
Assistant CoachBob Davis
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
BackfieldMike Nixon
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/18/1951APhiladelphia Eagles9-24LHershey, PAHershey Stadium18256
Wed8/22/1951HNew York Yanks21-17WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17974
Fri9/7/1951NSan Francisco 49ers7-24LSyracuse, NYArchbold Stadium18000
Sun9/16/1951NGreen Bay Packers35-6WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium13458
Sun9/23/1951HChicago Bears23-21WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field21113
Mon10/1/1951HNew York Giants13-13TPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27984
Sun10/7/1951AGreen Bay Packers33-35LWest Allis, WIWisconsin State Fair Park8324
Sun10/14/1951HSan Francisco 49ers24-28LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27124
Sun10/21/1951ACleveland Browns0-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium32409
Sun10/28/1951AChicago Cardinals28-14WChicago, ILComiskey Park14773
Sun11/4/1951HPhiladelphia Eagles13-34LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field19649
Sun11/11/1951HGreen Bay Packers28-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20080
Sun11/18/1951HWashington Redskins7-22LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field15060
Sun11/25/1951APhiladelphia Eagles17-13WPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park15537
Sun12/2/1951ANew York Giants0-14LNew York, NYPolo Grounds18186
Sun12/9/1951HCleveland Browns0-28LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field24229
Sun12/16/1951AWashington Redskins20-10WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium18096
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
73Lou AllenLOT6-322027Duke1212
80Jack ButlerRDH6-019524St. Bonaventure1210
14Lynn ChandnoisROH6-219828Michigan State129
60Dale DodrillMG6-121125Colorado State76
7Jim FinksS-RDH-TB5-1117524Tulsa1212
23Joe GasparellaBB6-422224Notre Dame44
35Joe GeriTB-P-K5-1018528Georgia1212
11Howard HartleyLDH5-1118527Duke1212
75George HaysLDE-LDT6-221127St. Bonaventure1212
25Dick HendleyBB5-1120025Clemson70
63Darrell HoganMLB5-1021025Baylor; Trinity (Texas)1212
37Joe HollingsworthFB-LLB6-019826Georgia; Eastern Kentucky101
65George HughesROG6-122526William & Mary1212
54Val JansanteLOE6-119031Duquesne; Villanova66
86Tom JelleyROE6-522525Miami (Florida)50
72Paul LeaLOT6-224022Tulane90
44Ray MathewsWB6-018522Clemson123
84Bill McPeakRDE-ROE6-120825Notre Dame; Pittsburgh1212
55Charley MehelichLDE6-119929Duquesne55
82Hank MinarikLOE-ROE6-220024Michigan State116
55Tony MomsenC6-121523Michigan110
81Elbie NickelROE6-119629Cincinnati1212
22Jerry NuzumFB6-119928Compton CC; New Mexico State119
49Chuck OrtmannS-TB6-119022Michigan122
27Fran RogelFB5-1120324California (Pennsylvania); Penn State122
78Carl SamuelsonLDT-RDT6-425028Nebraska127
68John SchwederMG6-122424Pennsylvania126
33Jerry ShipkeyLLB-FB6-121326Southern California; UCLA1111
57Frank SinkovitzRLB6-121828Duke1212
30Truett SmithBB6-220827Mississippi State; Wyoming118
70Ernie StautnerRDT6-123026Boston College1212
62Dick TomlinsonLOG6-120523Kansas1212
56Bill WalshC6-223024Notre Dame1212
79Frank WydoROT6-422527Duquesne; Cornell1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Butch Avinger19BAlabama
Chuck Ortmann220BMichigan
George Sulima331EBoston University
Barry French445TPurdueBaltimore Colts
Floyd Sampson556BMcMurry
Dale Dodrill667GColorado State
Ray Mathews781BClemson
Hank Minarik892EMichigan State
John Schweder9103GPennsylvaniaBaltimore Colts
Paul Salata10118ESouthern California
Joe McCutcheon11129CWashington & Lee
Jim Brandt12140BSt. Thomas (Minnesota)
Bill Szabo13154TBucknell
Mike Mizerany14165GAlabama
Clay Webb15176BKentucky
Lamont Oberg16190CTrinity (Connecticut)
Ted Gehlmann17201TWilliam & Mary
Pat Field18212BGeorgia
Bill Pavlikowski19226BBoston University
Tom Donnalley20237THoly Cross
Ernie Cheatham21248TLoyola Marymount
Dick Hendley22262BClemson
Joe Minor23273EJohn Carroll
Art Alois24284CSan Francisco
Tom Calvin25298BAlabama
Bill Pearman26309GTennessee
Bob Radcliffe27320BWisconsin
Howie Hansen28334BUCLA
Fred Smith29345ETulsa
John Gruble30356ETennessee
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals30751662
Opponents Totals34856155
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals17276791751428
Opponents Totals18897741784725
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Val Jansante10006
Joe Geri4222395.771450.0067
Lynn Chandnois60000036
Elbie Nickel30000018
Fran Rogel30000018
Jack Butler1000006
Jim Finks1000006
Ray Mathews1000006
Hank Minarik1000006
Jerry Nuzum1000006
Jerry Shipkey1000006
Charley Mehelich0000012
Team Totals23222395.771450.01183
Opponents Totals31283190.371258.31235
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Geri71450.01/4/1/1/0/
Team Totals71450.01/1/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals71258.32/2/3/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fran Rogel1093853.5513
Lynn Chandnois1083323.1342
Chuck Ortmann593275.5320
Joe Geri902522.8173
Jerry Nuzum27562.191
Ray Mathews21371.8150
Jim Finks3279.0220
Joe Hollingsworth7111.660
Truett Smith111.010
Team Totals42514283.4519
Opponents Totals49918593.713
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Chuck Ortmann1395640.3706714.812.037t32.2139.419947224.0
Joe Geri902932.2545065.617.477t22.277.82448227.4
Lynn Chandnois431637.2232566.016.049t24.749.34720934.6
Ray Mathews311548.4162086.713.93926.500.03017891.9
Jim Finks241458.392018.414.440t14.214.2919282.1
Fran Rogel100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Joe Gasparella200.0100.000.0150.00000.0
Team Totals33013039.417418425.614.277t103.0267.9318152435.4
Opponents Totals26613651.110016876.312.4124.53011.3201148646.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Hank Minarik3545913.1371
Lynn Chandnois2949016.9554
Elbie Nickel2844716.077t3
Val Jansante1519412.946t1
Fran Rogel10595.9240
Truett Smith47117.8240
Chuck Ortmann46215.5220
Jerry Nuzum24321.5390
Joe Geri294.580
Tom Jelley188.080
Team Totals130184214.277t10
Opponents Totals136168712.412
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Hartley10696.9230
Jerry Shipkey611318.8581
Jack Butler514228.452t1
Jim Finks34615.325t1
Frank Sinkovitz263.060
Chuck Ortmann16262.0620
John Schweder12020.0200
Darrell Hogan133.030
Ray Mathews100.000
Team Totals3046115.4623
Opponents Totals2644617.23
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Joe Geri73278738.2720
Chuck Ortmann730243.1721
Team Totals80308938.672141133.5
Opponents Totals77313340.7464
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews1523115.468t1
Howard Hartley181568.7350
Lynn Chandnois12554.6200
Jim Finks12020.0130
Jack Butler122.020
Team Totals474649.968t1
Opponents Totals4041110.30
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lynn Chandnois1239032.5550
Ray Mathews1332725.2400
Bill McPeak3103.380
Joe Geri210854.0860
Fran Rogel294.590
Howard Hartley11414.0140
Frank Wydo100.000
Team Totals3485825.2860
Opponents Totals3259718.70
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lou Allen0001100
Lynn Chandnois720200
Dale Dodrill0001130
Jim Finks100000
Joe Geri540420
Howard Hartley111200
George Hays00033150
Joe Hollingsworth111200
George Hughes0020200
Tom Jelley0001100
Ray Mathews320200
Charley Mehelich0001100
Jerry Nuzum200000
Chuck Ortmann500000
Fran Rogel420200
Carl Samuelson101100
John Schweder0001100
Jerry Shipkey0002200
Frank Sinkovitz0002200
Ernie Stautner0001100
Frank Wydo100000
Team Totals3117141630200
Opponents Totals30161417311
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