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1968 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
4th place Eastern Conference Century Division 2-11-1 .154
Head Coach: Bill Austin
Carl DepasquaDefensive Line
Tom FletcherDefensive Backs
Don HeinrichOffensive Backs
Leon McLaughlinOffensive Line
Hugh TaylorOffensive Ends
LaVern TorgesonDefense
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/9/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals7-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium26811
Sat8/17/1968ASan Diego Chargers36-33WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium34286
Sun8/25/1968NCincinnati Bengals3-19LMorgantown, WVMountaineer Field11500
Sat8/31/1968AGreen Bay Packers17-21LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47265
Sat9/7/1968AWashington Redskins17-24LNorfolk, VAForeman Field17712
Sun9/15/1968HNew York Giants20-34LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium45698
Sun9/22/1968ALos Angeles Rams10-45LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum49647
Sun9/29/1968HBaltimore Colts7-41LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium44480
Sat10/5/1968ACleveland Browns24-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81865
Sun10/13/1968AWashington Redskins13-16LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium50659
Sun10/20/1968HNew Orleans Saints12-16LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium32303
Sun10/27/1968HPhiladelphia Eagles6-3WPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium26908
Sun11/3/1968AAtlanta Falcons41-21WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47727
Sun11/10/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals28-28TSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium45432
Sun11/17/1968HCleveland Browns24-45LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium41572
Sun11/24/1968HSan Francisco 49ers28-45LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium21408
Sun12/1/1968HSt. Louis Cardinals10-20LPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium22682
Sun12/8/1968ADallas Cowboys7-28LDallas, TXCotton Bowl55069
Sun12/15/1968ANew Orleans Saints14-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66131
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
71Dick ArndtDT6-526524Stanford; Idaho30
30Willie AsburyFB6-123025Kent State71
26Rocky BleierHB5-1120522Notre Dame100
74John BrownLOT6-225029Syracuse1313
53John CampbellLLB6-322230Minnesota88
67Dick CappLB6-323526Boston College140
45Dick ComptonSE6-119528McMurry72
52Mike ConnellyC6-324233Washington State; Pasadena CC; Utah State140
89Marsh CropperSE6-320524Maryland-Eastern Shore50
57Sam DavisLOG6-124524Allen141
9John ForuriaRS6-220524Idaho62
79Larry GagnerLOG6-324025Florida1212
38Earl GrosFB6-322428Louisiana State1313
76Mike HaggertyOT6-424523Miami (Florida)10
49Lou HarrisLS6-018022Kent State143
16Ken HebertFL6-020024Houston30
24Jon HendersonFL6-019824Colorado State140
69Jerry HillebrandLLB6-324028Colorado146
82John HiltonTE6-522226Richmond1412
64Chuck HintonRDT6-525729North Carolina Central1414
42Dick HoakHB5-1119129Penn State1413
29Bob HohnLCB6-018727Nebraska88
87Roy JeffersonFL6-219425Utah1414
84Tony JeterTE6-322224Nebraska20
75Ken KortasLDT6-228226Louisville1410
88Rich KotiteTE6-323526Miami (Florida); Wagner122
35Booth LustegK5-1119031Connecticut130
56Ray MansfieldC6-325227Washington1414
20Paul MarthaRS6-018626Pittsburgh99
59Ray MayMLB6-123323Los Angeles CC; Southern California1212
60Ben McGeeRDE6-225529Jackson State1414
10Kent NixQB6-119524Texas Christian83
72Fran O'BrienROT6-125332Michigan State1412
78Frank ParkerDT6-526329Oklahoma State104
73Ernie RupleDE6-425623Arkansas140
34Andy RussellRLB6-322127Missouri1414
50Bill SaulMLB6-422528Penn State32
17Dick ShinerQB6-019726Maryland1311
14Bill ShockleyK5-1118531West Chester10
25Don ShyHB6-120823Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State131
77Mike TaylorROT-LOT6-424723San Francisco CC; Southern California143
28Clendon ThomasRS-LS6-219633Oklahoma148
66Bruce Van DykeROG6-224824Missouri1414
65Lloyd VossLDE6-425626Nebraska1414
44Bob WadeRCB-LCB6-220024Morgan State1412
39Bobby WaldenP6-019230Georgia140
23Tommy WatkinsRB6-119531East Los Angeles JC; Iowa State10
62Ralph WenzelLOG6-324025Foothill JC; San Diego State21
86J.R. WilburnSE6-219025South Carolina1412
47Marv WoodsonLCB-LS-RCB6-019527Indiana1414
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
110Mike TaylorTSouthern California
236Ernie RupleTArkansas
361Jon HendersonDBColorado State
379Ken HebertFL-KHouston
7174Doug DaltonRBNew Mexico State
7189Bill GlennonDTWashington
8201Danny HolmanQBSan Jose State
9228John KnightDEWeber State
11282Kim KingQBGeorgia Tech
12309Sam WheelerLBWisconsin
13335Joe RoundyGPuget Sound
14363Lou HarrisDBKent State
15390Bob LanningDEMontana State-Northern
16417Rocky BleierRBNotre Dame
17444Bob ColeLBSouth Carolina
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals75713365
Opponents Totals7814858113
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2459113717/ %/ %46479
Opponents Totals2449213121/ %/ %79844
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roy Jefferson120000072
Booth Lusteg0262989.782040.0050
Earl Gros60000036
Dick Hoak40000024
J.R. Wilburn30000018
Rich Kotite20000012
Dick Compton1000006
John Hilton1000006
Paul Martha1000006
Ray May1000006
Don Shy1000006
Bill Shockley02366.7010.002
Team Totals32283287.582138.10244
Opponents Totals504940122.5162661.50397
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Booth Lusteg82040.02/24/52/70/60/0
Bill Shockley010.00/00/00/00/10/0
Team Totals82138.12/24/52/70/70/0
Opponents Totals162661.55/6/5/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Hoak1758584.977t3
Earl Gros1515793.8553
Don Shy351063.0391
Roy Jefferson6579.5220
Dick Shiner14533.8120
Rocky Bleier6396.5210
Kent Nix6152.5120
Willie Asbury492.340
Bobby Walden252.550
Team Totals39917214.377t7
Opponents Totals44116243.714
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dick Shiner30414848.713918566.112.561t185.9175.633240161664.5
Kent Nix1305643.1667205.512.96143.186.284567545.7
Dick Hoak16743.8818811.826.96200.016.30018861.5
Bobby Walden100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals45121146.821427646.113.162224.9265.841285247958.8
Opponents Totals41322053.317633608.115.3204.8174.128199316179.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Roy Jefferson58107418.56211
J.R. Wilburn3951413.2413
Dick Hoak282539.030t1
Earl Gros272117.821t3
John Hilton2028514.337t1
Don Shy131068.2210
Rich Kotite66510.820t2
Dick Compton5459.0141
Marsh Cropper45413.5170
Rocky Bleier36822.7540
Willie Asbury3279.0160
Jon Henderson3268.7130
Jerry Hillebrand12727.0270
Tony Jeter199.090
Team Totals211276413.16222
Opponents Totals220336015.320
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Martha34314.3230
Ray May33110.325t1
Marv Woodson3237.7120
Clendon Thomas300.000
Jerry Hillebrand23216.0320
Andy Russell221.010
John Campbell12020.0200
Team Totals171518.9321
Opponents Totals2640415.55
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden68274540.457041529734.8
Team Totals68274540.4570297
Opponents Totals66264240.0308
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Roy Jefferson2892749.880t1
Lou Harris63213.5100
Rocky Bleier21136.5140
Tommy Watkins2000.020
Clendon Thomas0100
Team Totals38143088.180t1
Opponents Totals322979.32
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Don Shy2868224.4800
Jon Henderson2958920.3440
Rocky Bleier611919.8270
Marsh Cropper35317.7230
Tommy Watkins12222.0220
Lou Harris11919.0190
John Hilton199.090
Mike Taylor199.090
Team Totals70150221.5800
Opponents Totals49115423.60
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rocky Bleier0010100
Sam Davis0010100
Earl Gros310100
Jon Henderson220200
Chuck Hinton0001100
Dick Hoak500000
Roy Jefferson301100
Paul Martha00011601
Ben McGee0001100
Kent Nix410100
Frank Parker0001100
Andy Russell0001100
Dick Shiner720200
Don Shy110100
Mike Taylor0001190
Clendon Thomas0001120
Bob Wade0001100
Bobby Walden1101-80
J.R. Wilburn00101150
Marv Woodson0010100
Team Totals261412921781
Opponents Totals169714210
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