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1954 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference 5-7-0 .417
Head Coach: Walt Kiesling
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
BackfieldGene Ronzani
LineNick Skorich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1954HChicago Bears14-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field14814
Sun8/22/1954HBaltimore Colts21-27LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field11750
Sat8/28/1954HGreen Bay Packers14-36LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field14012
Wed9/1/1954NPhiladelphia Eagles14-24LRochester, NYAquinas Stadium13000
Fri9/10/1954NBaltimore Colts21-27LTulsa, OKSkelly Field11750
Wed9/15/1954NSan Francisco 49ers14-37LTucson, AZArizona Stadium16000
Sun9/19/1954NDetroit Lions14-42LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium20000
Sun9/26/1954AGreen Bay Packers21-20WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium20675
Sat10/2/1954HWashington Redskins37-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22492
Sat10/9/1954APhiladelphia Eagles22-24LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium37322
Sun10/17/1954HCleveland Browns55-27WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field33262
Sat10/23/1954HPhiladelphia Eagles17-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field39075
Sun10/31/1954AChicago Cardinals14-17LChicago, ILComiskey Park18765
Sun11/7/1954HNew York Giants6-30LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field36358
Sun11/14/1954AWashington Redskins14-17LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium18765
Sat11/20/1954HSan Francisco 49ers3-31LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field35520
Sun11/28/1954HChicago Cardinals20-17WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field14460
Sun12/5/1954ANew York Giants3-24LNew York, NYPolo Grounds16856
Sun12/12/1954ACleveland Browns7-42LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium28064
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 AndabakerMG6'020226Pittsburgh30
75Nick BolkovacDT-K6'123026Pittsburgh51
18Pat BradyQB-P6'119528Nevada-Reno; Bradley120
27Jim BrandtLOH-FB6'120025St. Thomas (Minnesota)120
83Dewey BrundageLDE6'321023Pasadena CC; Brigham Young1112
80Jack ButlerRDH-LOE6'019527St. Bonaventure1212
35Tom CalvinROH-FB6'020028Alabama60
34Paul CameronL6'019022UCLA1212
49Lynn ChandnoisROH6'219831Michigan State112
82Ernie CheathamDE6'425025Loyola Marymount40
77Gus CifelliOT6'424428Nevada-Reno; Notre Dame50
24Russ CraftLCB5'917435Alabama1111
60Dale DodrillMG6'121128Colorado State1212
39Leo ElterFB5'1020125Duquesne; Villanova110
78Lou FerryLDT6'224427Villanova119
7Jim FinksQB5'1117527Tulsa1212
57Dick FlanaganLLB6'021628Ohio State55
72Bob GaonaLOT6'324323Wake Forest1212
17Paul HeldQB-K6'219527El Camino JC; San Diego State80
65George HughesROT6'122529William & Mary1212
14Ed KissellRS-K6'119325Wake Forest73
62Pete LadygoROG6'221826Potomac State JC; Maryland1212
41Johnny LattnerROH-LS6'119522Notre Dame1210
74Joe MatesicDT6'425025Indiana; Arizona State10
25Ray MathewsLOH6'018525Clemson1212
26Dewey McConnellRS-LDH6'019024Wyoming94
84Bill McPeakRDE6'120828Notre Dame; Pittsburgh1211
81Elbie NickelROE6'119632Cincinnati1212
89Jack O'BrienDE-OE6'221322Florida70
77Tom PalmerLDT6'223025Wake Forest73
33Fran RogelFB5'1120327California (Pennsylvania); Penn State1212
66John SchwederLOG6'122427Pennsylvania1212
50Stan SheriffLLB6'122422Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)127
37Burrell ShieldsRS-ROH6'220325John Carroll66
70Ernie StautnerRDT6'123029Boston College1211
88George SulimaLOE6'220026Boston University1212
61Lou TepeRLB6'222024Duke1212
56Bill WalshC6'223027Notre Dame1212
82Joe ZombekRDE-LDE6'120522Pittsburgh81
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Johnny Lattner17BNotre Dame
Pat Stark219BSyracuse
Tom Miner331ETulsa
Laurin Pepper667BSouthern Mississippi
Jack O'Brien779EFlorida
Paul Cameron891BUCLA
Joe Zombek9103EPittsburgh
Bob Fisher10115TTennessee
Lou Cimarolli11127BPittsburgh
Don Fritz12139ECincinnati
Chuck Lattimer13151CMaryland
Roger Bradford14163EWaynesburg
Tom Drake15175GTennessee-Chattanooga
Cas Krol16187TDetroit Mercy
Joe Fulwyler17199COregon State
Don Penza18211ENotre Dame
Don Rydalch19223BUtah
Fred Prender20235BWest Chester
Dan Tassotti21247TMiami (Florida)
Jack Lapsley22259GNortheastern
Joe Pascarella23271TPenn State
Jack Flanagan24283EDetroit Mercy
Jim Barron25295TMississippi State
Joe Varaitis26307BPennsylvania
Tom Yewcic27319QBMichigan State
Joe Bush28331GNotre Dame
Joe Fagan29343TJohn Carroll
Juel Sweatte30355BOklahoma
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals40864251
Opponents Totals65854766
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals205711151954471
Opponents Totals22112093897823
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Ray Mathews80000048
Johnny Lattner70000042
Elbie Nickel50000030
Paul Held0141687.54666.7026
Nick Bolkovac033100.03475.0012
Jack Butler20000012
Fran Rogel20000012
Ed Kissell08988.91333.3011
Jim Brandt1000006
Lynn Chandnois1000006
Russ Craft1000006
George Sulima1000006
Bill McPeak0000012
Team Totals28252889.381361.51219
Opponents Totals34333497.181747.11263
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Bolkovac3475.01/2/0/0/0/
Paul Held4666.72/0/2/0/0/
Ed Kissell1333.30/1/0/0/0/
Team Totals81361.53/3/2/0/0/
Opponents Totals81747.11/3/3/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fran Rogel1114153.7161
Ray Mathews802423.0242
Johnny Lattner692373.4175
Lynn Chandnois451473.3151
Jim Brandt19824.3201
Tom Calvin12574.880
Leo Elter13544.2120
Burrell Shields7284.0130
Jim Finks9171.960
Paul Held331.030
Team Totals36812823.52410
Opponents Totals46621934.714
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Finks30616453.612320036.512.278t144.6196.249195463.4
Paul Held732432.9433054.212.73711.468.28122417.2
Lynn Chandnois3133.32134.313.01300.000.0001347.9
Ray Mathews400.0300.000.0125.018-180.0
Team Totals38618949.017123216.012.378t153.9266.7148217352.8
Opponents Totals29516756.69824588.314.7186.13010.2281217764.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews4465214.878t6
Elbie Nickel4058414.652t5
George Sulima3043914.6371
Johnny Lattner2530512.2432
Lynn Chandnois221768.0230
Fran Rogel18512.8161
Leo Elter4164.0260
Burrell Shields12222.0220
Tom Calvin11919.0190
Jack Butler11212.0120
Jim Brandt199.090
Jack O'Brien199.090
Dewey McConnell122.020
Bob Gaona02525L0
Team Totals189232112.378t15
Opponents Totals167245814.718
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Cameron711816.9330
Jack Butler47518.841t2
Russ Craft312040.081t1
Dewey McConnell311739.0300
Lou Tepe36722.3290
Dale Dodrill3289.3160
Dick Flanagan300.000
Stan Sheriff11818.0180
Ed Kissell11515.0150
Burrell Shields188.080
Ernie Stautner133.030
Team Totals3056919.081t3
Opponents Totals2632212.41
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Brady66285243.2720302
Team Totals66285243.272030238.6
Opponents Totals54215539.9110
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Lattner17734.3150
Lynn Chandnois8121.560
Burrell Shields300.000
Paul Cameron2199.5190
Ray Mathews263.060
Team Totals321103.4190
Opponents Totals443026.90
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Lattner1641325.8500
Burrell Shields918320.3340
Lynn Chandnois1325619.7340
Ray Mathews48822.0310
Leo Elter23216.0160
Tom Calvin11515.0150
Team Totals4598721.9500
Opponents Totals42100323.91
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Brandt0001100
Dewey Brundage0003300
Jack Butler00011100
Tom Calvin100000
Paul Cameron103300
Lynn Chandnois430300
Dale Dodrill00022660
Leo Elter110100
Lou Ferry0002200
Jim Finks420200
Dick Flanagan0001100
Paul Held110100
George Hughes0011200
Johnny Lattner400000
Ray Mathews500000
Dewey McConnell0001100
Bill McPeak0001150
Elbie Nickel110100
Fran Rogel400000
Burrell Shields100000
Ernie Stautner0003350
Lou Tepe111200
Bill Walsh0010100
Team Totals2817112031860
Opponents Totals31201117280
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