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1961 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 5th place Eastern Conference 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Assistant CoachJack Butler
Assistant CoachChuck Cherundolo
Assistant CoachWalt Kiesling
Assistant CoachArt Lewis
Assistant CoachThurman McGraw
Assistant CoachMike Nixon
Assistant CoachDick Plasman
Assistant CoachKen Stilley
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/12/1961NBaltimore Colts24-20WRoanoke, VAVictory Stadium15000
Wed8/16/1961HDetroit Lions14-17LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium13723
Sat8/26/1961NSt. Louis Cardinals24-14WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl13090
Sat9/2/1961ACleveland Browns6-38LAkron, OHRubber Bowl27782
Fri9/8/1961AChicago Bears21-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field45273
Sun9/17/1961ADallas Cowboys24-27LDallas, TXCotton Bowl23500
Sun9/24/1961HNew York Giants14-17LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium35587
Sun10/1/1961ALos Angeles Rams14-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum40707
Sun10/8/1961APhiladelphia Eagles16-21LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field60671
Sun10/15/1961HWashington Redskins20-0WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field15072
Sun10/22/1961HCleveland Browns28-30LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field29266
Sun10/29/1961HSan Francisco 49ers20-10WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field21686
Sun11/5/1961ACleveland Browns17-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium62723
Sun11/12/1961HDallas Cowboys37-7WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17519
Sun11/19/1961ANew York Giants21-42LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62592
Sun11/26/1961HSt. Louis Cardinals30-27WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17090
Sun12/3/1961HPhiladelphia Eagles24-35LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field21653
Sun12/10/1961AWashington Redskins30-14WWashington, DCD.C. Stadium21134
Sun12/17/1961ASt. Louis Cardinals0-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium16298
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
57Ed BeattyC6-322929Mississippi6
71Charlie BradshawLOT6-625525Baylor12
10Rudy BukichQB6-120231Iowa; Southern California11
86Len BurnettDB6-219022Oregon4
20Bill ButlerRCB5-1018924Tennessee-Chattanooga10
40Preston CarpenterTE6-219727Arkansas13
28Skip ClementSE-TE6-320522North Carolina14
46Bobby CoronadoTE6-219525Solano CC; Pacific5
44Willie DanielLCB-RS5-1118724Mississippi State14
74George DemkoDE6-324026Appalachian State1
27Dean DerbyLS6-018726Washington5
84Buddy DialSE-FL6-119424Rice14
89Bobby Joe GreenP5-1117525Florida14
27Dick HaleyLS5-1019324Pittsburgh4
37Mike HenryLB6-222025Southern California10
42Dick HoakHB5-1119122Penn State14
77Dan JamesLOT6-426224Ohio State14
35John Henry JohnsonFB6-221032St. Mary's (California); Arizona State14
64John KapeleLDE6-024024Brigham Young14
26Brady KeysLCB-FL-RCB6-018924East Los Angeles JC; Colorado State12
72Dick KleinOT6-425527Georgia; Iowa2
75Joe KrupaLDT6-223228Purdue14
22Bobby LayneQB-K6-120135Texas8
76Gene LipscombRDT6-628430none14
23Bill MackFL5-1018524Notre Dame11
88Steve MeilingerE6-222731Kentucky4
79Lou MichaelsLDE-K6-224326Kentucky14
65John NisbyROG-LOT6-123525Stockton JC; Pacific13
18Terry NofsingerQB6-420923Utah5
51Buzz NutterC6-423030Virginia Tech14
66Myron PottiosMLB6-223622Notre Dame14
50John RegerRLB6-022530Pittsburgh14
24Johnny SampleRS-RCB-LCB6-120325Maryland-Eastern Shore14
62Mike SanduskyLOG6-023126Maryland12
34Charley ScalesFB5-1121423Indiana14
67Bob SchmitzROG-MLB6-123523Wisconsin; Montana State14
88Bob SchnelkerSE-TE6-321433Bowling Green State8
36Wilbert ScottLLB6-021522Indiana4
47Jackie SimpsonRS5-1018327Florida8
20Jack StantonHB6-118023North Carolina State2
70Ernie StautnerRDE6-123036Boston College14
68Ron StehouwerOG6-223224Colorado State14
82George TarasovicLLB-RLB6-424531Boston College; Northeast Louisana JC; Louisiana State12
30Tom TracyHB5-920527Tennessee14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Myron Pottios219LBNotre Dame
Fred Mautino559ESyracusefrom WAS
Dick Hoak790BPenn State
George Balthazar8103TTennessee State
Bill Mack10131BNotre Dame
Skip Clement11146BNorth Carolina
Frank Jackunas12159TDetroit MercyFuture
Bob Schmitz14187GMontana State
Ray McCowan15202BWest Texas A&M
Wilbert Scott16215BIndiana
Terry Nofsinger17230QBUtah
John Simko18243EAugustana (South Dakota)
Bernie Wyatt19258BIowa
Mike Jones20271QBSan Jose State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals72677680
Opponents Totals65666096
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2391021231452486
Opponents Totals218711321557533
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Buddy Dial120000072
Lou Michaels0272993.1152657.7072
John Henry Johnson70000042
Preston Carpenter40000024
Tom Tracy322100.0010.0020
Bob Schnelker30000018
Rudy Bukich20000012
Bill Mack20000012
Johnny Sample20000012
Bill Butler1000006
Bobby Layne055100.00005
Bobby Joe Green000010.000
Team Totals36343694.4152853.60295
Opponents Totals37353794.6102638.50287
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Joe Green010.00/0/0/0/0/
Lou Michaels152657.77/3/3/2/0/
Tom Tracy010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals152853.67/3/3/2/0/
Opponents Totals102638.54/4/2/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Henry Johnson2137873.7446
Tom Tracy1474022.7262
Dick Hoak853023.6220
Charley Scales501843.7270
Bobby Joe Green23718.5330
Brady Keys6142.3110
Bobby Layne8111.490
Preston Carpenter791.3130
Steve Meilinger166.060
Buddy Dial362.0150
Terry Nofsinger661.030
Rudy Bukich1440.3122
Bobby Coronado1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals54317613.24410
Opponents Totals39614633.711
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Rudy Bukich1568957.15112538.014.188t117.11610.3193106067.0
Bobby Layne1497550.35812058.116.153117.41610.789111662.8
Terry Nofsinger11763.64787.111.12300.000.087084.7
Tom Tracy12433.38736.118.33800.000.0007355.2
Dick Hoak3133.31134.313.013t133.3133.3001347.9
Bobby Joe Green100.0100.000.000.000039.6
John Henry Johnson200.0100.000.0150.00000.0
Team Totals33417652.712426227.914.988t236.93410.2290233262.1
Opponents Totals42020147.919427806.613.8225.2256.0334244662.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Dial53104719.888t12
Preston Carpenter3346013.940t4
John Henry Johnson2426210.9511
Bob Schnelker1833118.4593
Tom Tracy141339.5381
Bill Mack812816.0392
Steve Meilinger810312.9170
Charley Scales7436.1160
Skip Clement56513.0190
Bobby Coronado33210.7140
Dick Hoak3186.070
Team Totals176262214.988t23
Opponents Totals201278013.822
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Sample814117.6421
Bill Butler310334.371t1
Willie Daniel37625.3410
Jackie Simpson24623.0270
Myron Pottios24020.0220
Brady Keys22110.5120
Lou Michaels13030.0300
John Reger11717.0170
George Tarasovic11616.0160
Mike Henry188.080
Dick Haley100.000
Team Totals2549819.971t2
Opponents Totals3451015.02
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Joe Green73343147.0710251
Team Totals73343147.071025143.6
Opponents Totals86376643.8447
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Sample2628310.955t1
Brady Keys913515.0660
Preston Carpenter3186.0100
Bill Butler2115.590
Team Totals4044711.2661
Opponents Totals322517.81
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Sample2353223.1590
Dick Haley1327821.4500
Bill Butler611719.5250
Charley Scales34113.7150
Brady Keys24120.5210
John Henry Johnson11111.0110
Bob Schmitz100.000
Team Totals49102020.8590
Opponents Totals50115623.10
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Charlie Bradshaw110100
Rudy Bukich730300
Bill Butler110100
Preston Carpenter100000
Willie Daniel0001130
Buddy Dial300000
Mike Henry0002200
Dick Hoak100000
John Henry Johnson730300
John Kapele0001100
Brady Keys210100
Joe Krupa0003300
Bobby Layne4101-40
Bill Mack110100
John Nisby0001100
Myron Pottios0001100
John Reger101100
Johnny Sample0002200
Charley Scales400000
Bob Schnelker0010100
Jackie Simpson00011110
Ernie Stautner0004400
Ron Stehouwer0002200
George Tarasovic0001100
Tom Tracy100000
Team Totals3422122032140
Opponents Totals36201622380
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