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1965 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 7th place Eastern Conference 2-12-0 .143
Head Coach: Mike Nixon
ReceiversErnie Hefferle
Assistant CoachTom Keane
Assistant CoachBobby Layne
Assistant CoachMike Nixon
Assistant CoachLaVern Torgeson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1965NMinnesota Vikings21-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium39240
Sun8/22/1965ANew York Giants7-16LNew Haven, CTYale Bowl25381
Sat8/28/1965NBaltimore Colts10-38LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47186
Sat9/4/1965NSan Francisco 49ers9-23LProvidence, RIBrown Stadium12020
Sat9/11/1965ACleveland Browns16-28LAkron, OHRubber Bowl23162
Sun9/19/1965HGreen Bay Packers9-41LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium38383
Sun9/26/1965ASan Francisco 49ers17-27LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium30140
Sun10/3/1965HNew York Giants13-23LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium31871
Sat10/9/1965ACleveland Browns19-24LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80187
Sun10/17/1965HSt. Louis Cardinals7-20LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium31085
Sun10/24/1965APhiladelphia Eagles20-14WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field56515
Sun10/31/1965HDallas Cowboys22-13WPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium37804
Sun11/7/1965ASt. Louis Cardinals17-21LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium31899
Sun11/14/1965ADallas Cowboys17-24LDallas, TXCotton Bowl57293
Sun11/21/1965HWashington Redskins3-31LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium25052
Sun11/28/1965HCleveland Browns21-42LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium42757
Sun12/5/1965ANew York Giants10-35LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62735
Sun12/12/1965HPhiladelphia Eagles13-47LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium22002
Sun12/19/1965AWashington Redskins14-35LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium49806
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Ed AdamchikC-OG6'223524Pittsburgh2
25Duane AllenOE6'422128Mount San Antonio JC; Santa Ana JC2
78John BakerLDE6'627930North Carolina Central14
85Gary BallmanFL6'020325Michigan State14
71Charlie BradshawROT6'625529Baylor14
24Jim BradshawRS6'119926Tennessee-Chattanooga12
63Rod BreedloveRLB-MLB6'222527Maryland14
52Gene BreenLB6'222924Virginia Tech14
15Ed BrownQB6'220937Hartnell JC; San Francisco13
23Jim ButlerHB5'1019122Edward Waters14
53John CampbellLLB6'322227Minnesota14
83Mike ClarkK6'120325Texas A&M140
44Willie DanielLCB5'1118728Mississippi State9
84Lee FolkinsTE6'521926Washington8
61Riley GunnelsLDT-RDE6'325028Georgia14
51Ken HensonC6'626022Texas Christian4
82John HiltonTE6'522223Richmond14
64Chuck HintonRDT6'525726North Carolina Central14
42Dick HoakHB5'1119126Penn State14
29Bob HohnCB6'018724Nebraska10
56Art HunterC6'424332Notre Dame9
77Dan JamesLOT-LOG6'426228Ohio State13
87Roy JeffersonSE6'219422Utah10
35John Henry JohnsonFB6'221036St. Mary's (California); Arizona State1
26Brady KeysRCB6'018928East Los Angeles JC; Colorado State14
75Ken KortasLDT-RDT6'228223Louisville14
46Frank LambertP6'320022Mississippi140
72Ray LemekROG-C6'023831Notre Dame14
38Mike LindFB6'222025Notre Dame14
27Bill MackFL5'1018528Notre Dame2
68Mike MagacROG6'324027Missouri8
61Fran MallickDT6'224524none6
73Ray MansfieldDT6'325224Washington14
20Paul MarthaFL6'018623Pittsburgh12
60Ben McGeeRDE6'225526Jackson State13
54Max MessnerRLB6'322527Cincinnati14
14Bill NelsenQB6'019524El Cerritos JC; Southern California12
65Bob NicholsLOT6'325022Stanford140
36Clarence PeaksFB6'121830Michigan State10
58Ed PineLB6'423325Utah8
66Myron PottiosMLB6'223626Notre Dame6
88John PowersOE-LB6'221125Notre Dame2
62Mike SanduskyLOG6'023130Maryland12
33Theron SappFB6'120330Georgia14
67Bob SchmitzLB6'123527Wisconsin; Montana State1
49Bob ShermanRS6'219523Iowa11
25Jerry SimmonsOE6'119023Bethune-Cookman4
28Clendon ThomasTE-SE-LS6'219630Oklahoma14
16Tommy WadeQB6'219523Texas4
47Marv WoodsonLS-LCB6'019524Indiana13
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Roy Jefferson218HBUtah
Charlie Browning787BWashington
Bill Howley8102EPittsburgh
Tom Neville9115TMississippi State
Dave Tobey10130COregonFuture
Frank Molden11143TJackson State
Kraig Lofquist12158BMinnesota
J.R. Wilburn13171BSouth CarolinaFuture
Jim Butler14186BEdward Waters
John Carrell15199TTexas TechFuture
Doug Dusenbury16214KKansas State
Whit Canale17227FBTennessee
Bob Howard18242BStanford
Lonny Price19255BLouisiana-LafayetteFuture
Craig Fertig20270QBSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals36784345
Opponents Totals998985124
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals194711041940326
Opponents Totals2431221091258615
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mike Clark0192479.2111957.9052
Gary Ballman80000048
Dick Hoak60000036
Mike Lind20000012
Jim Bradshaw1000006
Jim Butler1000006
John Campbell1000006
Willie Daniel1000006
Lee Folkins1000006
Roy Jefferson1000006
Bill Nelsen1000006
Clendon Thomas1000006
Marv Woodson1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals25192576.0111957.90202
Opponents Totals53495392.5102638.50397
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mike Clark111957.92/3/5/1/0/
Team Totals111957.92/3/5/1/0/
Opponents Totals102638.53/1/5/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Hoak1314263.342t5
Mike Lind1113753.4201
Clarence Peaks472304.9360
Jim Butler461082.3120
Bill Nelsen26843.2211
Theron Sapp14543.9240
Gary Ballman17462.7113
Tommy Wade8435.4410
John Henry Johnson3113.770
Paul Martha231.560
Ed Brown1-1-1.0-10
Roy Jefferson1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals40713783.442t10
Opponents Totals48320804.319
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Nelsen27012144.813219177.115.887t83.0176.342333158452.7
Tommy Wade663350.0204637.014.04923.01319.71716829543.5
Ed Brown18738.961236.817.63900.0527.83269723.4
Team Totals35416145.515825037.115.587t102.8359.962527197639.3
Opponents Totals35317349.016827037.715.6257.1123.433253245084.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Ballman4085921.587t5
Clendon Thomas2543117.280t1
Mike Lind252369.4391
Dick Hoak1922812.0481
Roy Jefferson1328722.150t1
Paul Martha1117115.5390
Jim Butler911713.043t1
Lee Folkins55811.6160
John Hilton4328.0120
Bill Mack34113.7170
Clarence Peaks3227.3210
Jerry Simmons2168.090
Theron Sapp11010.0100
Bill Nelsen1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals161250315.587t10
Opponents Totals173270315.625
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Bradshaw511723.482t1
Marv Woodson38729.061t1
Bob Sherman13535.0350
Brady Keys12020.0200
Max Messner11414.0140
Willie Daniel199.090
Team Totals1228223.582t2
Opponents Totals3564618.56
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Frank Lambert78351845.1691437
Team Totals78351845.1691437
Opponents Totals76320442.2259
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Roy Jefferson1321007.7670
Brady Keys1012777.7410
Jim Bradshaw517314.6430
Clendon Thomas5291.8120
Team Totals33172597.9670
Opponents Totals444379.92
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clarence Peaks2042921.5580
Jim Butler2550920.4360
Gary Ballman815018.8250
Theron Sapp57715.4230
Marv Woodson24522.5290
Jerry Simmons12828.0280
Team Totals61123820.3580
Opponents Totals3068422.80
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Baker00011190
Gary Ballman200000
Jim Bradshaw0010100
Rod Breedlove00033120
Ed Brown210100
Jim Butler760600
John Campbell00022151
Willie Daniel00011171
Lee Folkins00011181
Riley Gunnels0001100
Ken Henson0010100
John Hilton0001100
Dick Hoak610100
Roy Jefferson310100
Brady Keys100000
Ken Kortas0002200
Frank Lambert100000
Mike Lind320200
Mike Magac0010100
Ray Mansfield0010100
Ben McGee0001100
Max Messner00011180
Bill Nelsen600000
Clarence Peaks320270
Ed Pine0001100
Mike Sandusky0010100
Clendon Thomas210100
Tommy Wade610100
Team Totals42222015351063
Opponents Totals28151322351
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