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1968 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference Century Division 2-11-1 .154
Head Coach: Bill Austin
Defensive LineCarl Depasqua
Defensive BacksTom Fletcher
Offensive BacksDon Heinrich
Offensive LineLeon McLaughlin
Offensive EndsHugh Taylor
DefenseLaVern Torgeson
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.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
71Dick ArndtDT6-526524Stanford; Idaho3
30Willie AsburyFB6-123025Kent State7
26Rocky BleierHB5-1120522Notre Dame10
74John BrownLOT6-225029Syracuse13
53John CampbellLLB6-322230Minnesota8
67Dick CappLB6-323526Boston College14
45Dick ComptonSE6-119528McMurry7
52Mike ConnellyC6-324233Washington State; Pasadena CC; Utah State14
89Marsh CropperOE6-320524Maryland-Eastern Shore5
57Sam DavisLOG6-124524Allen140
9John ForuriaS6-220524Idaho6
79Larry GagnerLOG6-324025Florida12
38Earl GrosFB6-322428Louisiana State13
76Mike HaggertyOT6-424523Miami (Florida)1
49Lou HarrisLS6-018022Kent State14
16Ken HebertFL6-020024Houston3
24Jon HendersonDB6-019824Colorado State14
69Jerry HillebrandLLB6-324028Colorado14
82John HiltonTE6-522226Richmond14
64Chuck HintonRDT6-525729North Carolina Central14
42Dick HoakHB5-1119129Penn State14
29Bob HohnLCB6-018727Nebraska8
87Roy JeffersonFL6-219425Utah14
84Tony JeterTE6-322224Nebraska2
75Ken KortasLDT6-228226Louisville14
88Rich KotiteOE6-323526Miami (Florida); Wagner12
35Booth LustegK5-1119031Connecticut130
56Ray MansfieldC6-325227Washington14
20Paul MarthaRS6-018626Pittsburgh9
59Ray MayMLB6-123323Los Angeles CC; Southern California12
60Ben McGeeRDE6-225529Jackson State14
10Kent NixQB6-119524Texas Christian8
72Fran O'BrienROT6-125332Michigan State14
78Frank ParkerDT6-526329Oklahoma State10
73Ernie RupleOT-DE6-425623Arkansas14
34Andy RussellRLB6-322127Missouri14
50Bill SaulMLB6-422528Penn State3
17Dick ShinerQB6-019726Maryland13
14Bill ShockleyK-DB5-1118531West Chester1
25Don ShyHB6-120823Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State13
77Mike TaylorOT6-424723San Francisco CC; Southern California14
28Clendon ThomasLS-RS6-219633Oklahoma14
66Bruce Van DykeROG6-224824Missouri14
65Lloyd VossLDE6-425626Nebraska14
44Bob WadeRCB6-220024Morgan State14
39Bobby WaldenP6-019230Georgia140
23Tommy WatkinsRB6-119531East Los Angeles JC; Iowa State1
62Ralph WenzelOG6-324025Foothill JC; San Diego State2
86J.R. WilburnSE6-219025South Carolina14
47Marv WoodsonLS-LCB-RCB6-019527Indiana14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Taylor110TSouthern California
Ernie Ruple236TArkansas
Jon Henderson361DBColorado Statefrom MIN
Ken Hebert379FL-KHoustonfrom LARM
Doug Dalton7174RBNew Mexico State
Bill Glennon7189DTWashingtonfrom LARM
Danny Holman8201QBSan Jose State
John Knight9228DEWeber State
Kim King11282QBGeorgia Tech
Sam Wheeler12309LBWisconsin
Joe Roundy13335GPuget Sound
Lou Harris14363DBKent State
Bob Lanning15390DEMontana State-Northern
Rocky Bleier16417RBNotre Dame
Bob Cole17444LBSouth Carolina
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals75713365
Opponents Totals7814858113
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals245911371746479
Opponents Totals244921312179844
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 Walden68274540.4570297
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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