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1952 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place American Conference 5-7-0 .417
Head Coach: Joe Bach
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
BackfieldGus Dorais
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
BackfieldKeith Molesworth
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Tue8/12/1952HChicago Bears9-14LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field26224
Sat8/16/1952APhiladelphia Eagles0-0THershey, PAHershey Stadium11489
Fri8/22/1952NNew York Giants0-24LDes Moines, IADrake Stadium13000
Fri8/29/1952HGreen Bay Packers7-6WLatrobe, PAMemorial Stadium10000
Sun9/7/1952HSan Francisco 49ers14-29LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field21759
Wed9/17/1952NGreen Bay Packers7-6WMinneapolis, MNParade Stadium10000
Sat9/20/1952HChicago Bears0-22LShreveport, LAIndependence Stadium10000
Sun9/28/1952HPhiladelphia Eagles25-31LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22501
Sat10/4/1952HCleveland Browns20-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27923
Sun10/12/1952APhiladelphia Eagles21-26LPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park18648
Sun10/19/1952HWashington Redskins24-28LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22605
Sun10/26/1952AChicago Cardinals34-28WChicago, ILComiskey Park20395
Sun11/2/1952AWashington Redskins24-23WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium25866
Sun11/9/1952HDetroit Lions6-31LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field26170
Sun11/16/1952ACleveland Browns28-29LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field34973
Sun11/23/1952HChicago Cardinals17-14WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field18330
Sun11/30/1952HNew York Giants63-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field15140
Sun12/7/1952ASan Francisco 49ers24-7WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium13866
Sun12/14/1952ALos Angeles Rams14-28LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum71310
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Rudy AndabakerLOG6'020224Pittsburgh6
28Pat BradyP-QB6'119526Nevada-Reno; Bradley12
27Jim BrandtDB6'120023St. Thomas (Minnesota)12
80Jack ButlerRDH-LOE6'019525St. Bonaventure12
35Tom CalvinROH-FB6'020026Alabama12
49Lynn ChandnoisROH6'219829Michigan State12
60Dale DodrillMG6'121126Colorado State12
78Lou FerryLDT-RDT6'224425Villanova12
7Jim FinksQB-P5'1117525Tulsa12
75Dick FuglerROT6'224221Tulane10
20Howard HartleyLDH-RDH5'1118528Duke9
82George HaysLDE6'221128St. Bonaventure11
85Dick HensleyLOE-ROE6'421325Kentucky11
24Claude HippsS6'118925Georgia12
63Darrell HoganLB5'1021026Baylor; Trinity (Texas)12
65George HughesROT-DG6'122527William & Mary12
17Gary KerkorianK-QB5'1118522Stanford10
14Ed KissellS-K6'119323Wake Forest6
66Pete LadygoROG6'221824Potomac State JC; Maryland12
58Lou LevantiMLB6'121529Illinois8
25Ray MathewsLOH-K6'018523Clemson12
84Bill McPeakRDE6'120826Notre Dame; Pittsburgh12
39Ed ModzelewskiFB6'021723Maryland10
72Earl MurrayLOT-ROT-ROG6'224426Purdue11
81Elbie NickelROE6'119630Cincinnati12
34Fran RogelFB-DB5'1120325California (Pennsylvania); Penn State12
77John SchwederLOG-LOT-MG6'122425Pennsylvania12
33Jerry ShipkeyMLB-FB6'121327Southern California; UCLA12
57Frank SinkovitzLB6'121829Duke12
72Alex SmailRDT5'823526Detroit Mercy1
37Jack SpinksFB6'023622Alcorn State10
70Ernie StautnerRDT-LDT6'123027Boston College10
88George SulimaLOE6'220024Boston University12
50George TarasovicLDE-LB6'424522Boston College; Northeast Louisana JC; Louisiana State12
56Bill WalshC6'223025Notre Dame12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ed Modzelewski16BMaryland
George Tarasovic218CLouisiana State
Steve Wadiak330BSouth Carolina
Jack Gearding442TXavier (Ohio)
Claude Hipps778BGeorgia
Hal Payne9102BTennessee
George Gilmartin10114BXavier (Ohio)
Jack Spinks11126BAlcorn State
Marv McFadden12138TMichigan State
Dave Flood13150BNotre Dame
June Davis14162GTexas
Dick Pivirotto15174BPrinceton
Pete Ladygo16186GMaryland
Patrick Smithwick17198ESt. Norbert
Andy MacDonald18210BCentral Michigan
Gary Kerkorian19222QBStanford
Danny Simeone20234TVillanova
Harry Babcock21246EGeorgiaDeclared Ineligible
Bob Byrne22258BMontana
Vic Pollock23270BArmy
Bob Bestwick24282BPittsburgh
Bill Robinson25294BLincoln (Missouri)
Bobby Wilson26306BAlabama
Skip Doyle27318BOhio StateFuture
Jerry Hanifan28330BSt. Bonaventure
Chris Warriner29342EPittsburgh
Ed Kissell30354BWake Forest
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals51837690
Opponents Totals64476399
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals187671101057520
Opponents Totals224100115971623
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Elbie Nickel90000054
Gary Kerkorian0354185.44944.4047
Ray Mathews711100.000043
Lynn Chandnois50000030
Jim Finks50000030
Ed Modzelewski30000018
Fran Rogel30000018
Jack Butler20000012
George Hays20000012
Dick Hensley20000012
Dale Dodrill1000006
Lou Ferry1000006
Darrell Hogan1000006
George Sulima1000006
Ed Kissell000020.000
Team Totals42364285.741136.40300
Opponents Totals353535100.088100.02273
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Kerkorian4944.41/2/1/0/0/
Ed Kissell020.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals41136.41/2/1/0/0/
Opponents Totals88100.03/3/2/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews663154.8360
Lynn Chandnois972983.1251
Fran Rogel842302.7143
Ed Modzelewski821952.4143
Jack Spinks22944.3420
Jim Finks23371.620t5
Gary Kerkorian22010.0200
Tom Calvin7142.0110
Jerry Shipkey111.010
Team Totals38412043.14212
Opponents Totals46017443.89
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Finks33615847.015923076.914.660t206.0195.7252205566.2
Gary Kerkorian11545.53797.215.82719.1327.3522760.6
Ray Mathews13323.191048.034.76900.017.7099528.4
Pat Brady3133.32144.714.01400.000.0001449.3
Lynn Chandnois200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals36516745.817525046.915.069215.8236.3313219161.7
Opponents Totals36916745.317527657.516.6246.5277.3220254562.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Elbie Nickel5588416.154t9
Ray Mathews3354316.5505
Lynn Chandnois2837013.248t2
Dick Hensley1221718.160t2
Fran Rogel1214011.7260
Ed Modzelewski111099.9230
George Sulima917619.6691
Jack Butler33712.320t2
Jack Spinks22211.0230
Tom Calvin242.060
George Hughes022L0
Team Totals167250415.06921
Opponents Totals167276516.624
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Butler716824.0410
Ed Kissell57114.2370
Howard Hartley45112.8240
Darrell Hogan45012.5210
Claude Hipps34816.0170
Jerry Shipkey2157.590
Frank Sinkovitz155.050
George Hays111.01t1
Team Totals2740915.1411
Opponents Totals2342618.51
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Brady77332843.2690
Jim Finks415639.0500
Team Totals81348443.069048337.0
Opponents Totals73309542.4557
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews2639715.370t2
Lynn Chandnois171116.5190
Tom Calvin2126.060
Howard Hartley13434.0340
George Hays133.03t1
Team Totals4755711.970t3
Opponents Totals504839.71
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lynn Chandnois1759935.293t2
Ray Mathews1436726.2450
Tom Calvin512024.0340
Jim Brandt12424.0240
Earl Murray11414.0140
Pete Ladygo144.040
Team Totals39112828.993t2
Opponents Totals56102418.32
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jack Butler00101140
Tom Calvin200000
Lynn Chandnois310100
Dale Dodrill0001100
Lou Ferry00022711
Jim Finks720200
Howard Hartley110100
Darrell Hogan100000
George Hughes0010100
Gary Kerkorian100000
Ray Mathews630300
Bill McPeak0001100
Ed Modzelewski200000
Elbie Nickel100000
Fran Rogel100000
John Schweder0010100
Jerry Shipkey0002200
Frank Sinkovitz0002200
Jack Spinks00202100
Ernie Stautner00011100
George Sulima100000
George Tarasovic1044140
Bill Walsh0010100
Team Totals27141313261191
Opponents Totals26131314270
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