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1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference 6-5-1 .545
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Assistant CoachJohn Bridgers
Defensive BacksBabe Dimancheff
Offensive BacksHarry Gilmer
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
Assistant CoachThurman McGraw
Assistant CoachDick Plasman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed8/12/1959HCleveland Browns34-20WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27432
Sat8/22/1959NChicago Cardinals10-21LAustin, TXMemorial Stadium15000
Sat8/29/1959NChicago Bears17-54LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium28000
Fri9/4/1959NBaltimore Colts21-30LMiami, FLOrange Bowl39555
Fri9/11/1959NChicago Cardinals21-13WSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium30055
Sun9/20/1959NGreen Bay Packers10-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium18081
Sat9/26/1959HCleveland Browns17-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field33844
Sun10/4/1959HWashington Redskins17-23LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field26570
Sun10/11/1959APhiladelphia Eagles24-28LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field27343
Sun10/18/1959AWashington Redskins27-6WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium28218
Sun10/25/1959HNew York Giants16-21LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field33596
Sun11/1/1959AChicago Cardinals24-45LChicago, ILSoldier Field23187
Sun11/8/1959HDetroit Lions10-10TPittsburgh, PAForbes Field24619
Sun11/15/1959ANew York Giants14-9WNew York, NYYankee Stadium66786
Sun11/22/1959ACleveland Browns21-20WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium68563
Sun11/29/1959HPhiladelphia Eagles31-0WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22191
Sun12/6/1959AChicago Bears21-27LChicago, ILWrigley Field41476
Sun12/13/1959HChicago Cardinals35-20WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field19011
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
42Dick AlbanRDH6'019330Northwestern1212
43Tom BarnettROH-LOH5'1119022Purdue126
72Byron BeamsRDT-LOT-LDT-LOG6'624930East Central; Notre Dame82
57Ed BeattyC6'322927Mississippi1212
28Don BishopRS6'220925Los Angeles CC22
88Darrel BrewsterROE-LOE6'321029Purdue117
80Jack ButlerRS6'019532St. Bonaventure88
20Jack CallROH-DB6'120024Colgate40
66Dick CampbellLLB6'122724Marquette1212
16Len DawsonQB6'019024Purdue120
27Dean DerbyLDH6'018724Washington120
83Buddy DialROE-LOH-ROH6'119422Rice125
60Dale DodrillMLB6'121133Colorado State129
34Leo ElterFB-LOH5'1020130Duquesne; Villanova121
73Ray FisherLDT-RDT6'023025Eastern Illinois1212
26Gary GlickDB6'219529Colorado State10
26Ronnie HallLS6'019022Missouri Valley91
35Rudy HayesRLB-MLB6'021724Clemson120
68/37Mike HenryMLB6'222023Southern California123
61Ted KarrasLOT-OG6'124025Indiana1211
75Joe KrupaRDT6'223226Purdue99
39Larry KrutkoFB6'221724West Virginia127
89Dick LasseLB6'222224Syracuse120
22Bobby LayneQB-K6'120133Texas1212
71Joe LewisLDT6'225623Compton CC104
24Bobby LunaLS-P6'019026Alabama1111
25Ray MathewsLOH-ROH6'018530Clemson127
87Jack McClairenLOE6'421328Bethune-Cookman30
84Gern NaglerLOE-ROE6'219027Santa Clara124
65John NisbyROG6'123523Stockton JC; Pacific1212
86Jimmy OrrLOE-ROE5'1118524Clemson; Georgia1211
50John RegerRLB6'022528Pittsburgh1212
62Mike SanduskyLOG6'023124Maryland1111
77Billy Ray SmithRDE6'424024Arkansas85
70Ernie StautnerRDE-RDT6'123034Boston College127
20Don SutherinRS-K5'1120023Ohio State62
82George TarasovicLDE6'424529Boston College; Northeast Louisana JC; Louisiana State1212
30Tom TracyROH-FB-LOH5'920525Tennessee1212
74Frank VarrichioneROT6'123427Notre Dame1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tom Barnett891BPurdue
Burr Davis9103GHouston
Riley Gunnels10115TGeorgia
Overton Curtis11127BUtah State
Billy Pavliska12139BBaylor
Dewey Bohling13151BHardin-Simmons
John Peppercorn14163EKansas
J.W. Brodnax15175BLouisiana State
Bill Carrico16187GNorth Texas
Bill Leeka17199TUCLA
John Seinturier18211TSouthern California
Dave Kocourek19223EWisconsin
Rudy Hayes20235BClemson
Johnny Green21247QBTennessee-Chattanooga
Burley Polk22259THardin-Simmons
Ernie Davis23271BMcMurry
Wayne Farmer24283TPurdue
Ron Miller25295EVanderbilt
Jack Scott26307TOhio State
Charlie Tolar27319BNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
Ronnie Hall28331BMissouri Valley
Dick Loncar29343TNotre Dame
Willis Fjerstad30355BMinnesota
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals34836179
Opponents Totals63673848
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals207821032260532
Opponents Totals17985801455483
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bobby Layne23232100.0111764.7077
Tom Tracy80000048
Buddy Dial60000036
Jimmy Orr50000030
Larry Krutko40000024
Tom Barnett20000012
Darrel Brewster20000012
Gern Nagler20000012
George Tarasovic1000006
Don Sutherin000010.000
Team Totals323232100.0111861.10257
Opponents Totals26242692.3123237.50216
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Layne111764.74/4/3/0/0/
Don Sutherin010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals111861.14/4/3/0/0/
Opponents Totals123237.51/6/3/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Tracy1997944.0513
Tom Barnett752383.2191
Larry Krutko752263.0124
Bobby Layne331815.5212
Jimmy Orr5438.6200
Leo Elter8253.190
Len Dawson4205.0100
Jack Call393.040
Ray Mathews144.040
Bobby Luna331.0100
Team Totals40615433.85110
Opponents Totals40515003.710
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne29714247.813419866.714.048206.7217.1219176762.8
Tom Tracy12325.0715913.353.06800.0216.7715239.6
Len Dawson7342.94608.620.032114.300.02040113.1
Bobby Luna11100.005555.055.05500.000.00055118.8
Ray Mathews11100.003838.038.03800.000.00038118.8
Jimmy Orr100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals31915047.014622987.215.368216.6237.2246205263.2
Opponents Totals28512844.913520147.115.7124.2227.7172184250.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Orr3560417.3435
Tom Tracy2327311.945t5
Darrel Brewster2236016.4422
Buddy Dial1642826.8686
Gern Nagler1422215.9352
Ray Mathews1318214.0560
Larry Krutko131007.7270
Tom Barnett7527.4141
Jack McClairen34615.3200
Leo Elter33110.3280
Jack Call100.000
Team Totals150229815.36821
Opponents Totals128201415.712
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dean Derby712718.1240
Dick Alban611919.8460
Bobby Luna35317.7320
Mike Henry24221.0330
Jack Butler2168.0160
Dick Campbell166.060
Ronnie Hall100.000
Team Totals2236316.5460
Opponents Totals2328712.50
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Luna63256340.7610
Jimmy Orr830237.8460
Team Totals71286540.461041834.5
Opponents Totals59274246.5152
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Don Sutherin12685.7280
Dean Derby9161.8100
Ronnie Hall5234.670
Don Bishop4102.590
Tom Tracy451.350
Ray Mathews2178.5150
Bobby Luna2136.580
Team Totals381524.0280
Opponents Totals494188.53
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Don Sutherin1122520.5340
Tom Tracy714520.7270
Jack Call614624.3330
Dean Derby23216.0220
Tom Barnett22412.0140
Ronnie Hall12222.0220
Rudy Hayes11919.0190
Team Totals3061320.4340
Opponents Totals4375317.50
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Tom Barnett300000
Ed Beatty0011200
Jack Butler0001180
Len Dawson100000
Dale Dodrill0010100
Leo Elter101100
Ronnie Hall0001100
Rudy Hayes00011190
Mike Henry0010100
Ted Karras0010100
Larry Krutko400000
Bobby Layne220200
Bobby Luna1112420
Ray Mathews0010100
John Nisby0010100
Jimmy Orr100000
Mike Sandusky0010100
Ernie Stautner0002200
Don Sutherin100000
George Tarasovic1145571
Tom Tracy700000
Frank Varrichione0010100
Team Totals22101212241261
Opponents Totals22121010200
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