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1971 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Central Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
BackfieldMax Coley
Offensive LineBob Fry
QuarterbacksBabe Parilli
Defensive Line/LinebackersDan Radakovich
Defensive BacksCharlie Sumner
ReceiversLionel Taylor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1971AGreen Bay Packers16-13WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Mon8/23/1971ACincinnati Bengals13-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55491
Sat8/28/1971HMinnesota Vikings21-26LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46276
Sat9/4/1971NNew York Jets35-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82710Doubleheader
Sun9/12/1971ANew York Giants20-3WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62093
Sun9/19/1971AChicago Bears15-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field55049
Sun9/26/1971HCincinnati Bengals21-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48448
Sun10/3/1971HSan Diego Chargers21-17WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium44339
Sun10/10/1971ACleveland Browns17-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83391
Mon10/18/1971AKansas City Chiefs16-38LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium49533
Sun10/24/1971HHouston Oilers23-16WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45872
Sun10/31/1971ABaltimore Colts21-34LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun11/7/1971HCleveland Browns26-9WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50202
Sun11/14/1971AMiami Dolphins21-24LMiami, FLOrange Bowl66435
Sun11/21/1971HNew York Giants17-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50008
Sun11/28/1971HDenver Broncos10-22LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium39710
Sun12/5/1971AHouston Oilers3-29LHouston, TXAstrodome37778
Sun12/12/1971ACincinnati Bengals21-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60022
Sun12/19/1971HLos Angeles Rams14-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45233
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
85Bob AdamsTE6'222525San Mateo JC; Pacific1414
58Chuck AllenMLB6'122432Washington1010
49Ralph AndersonRS-LCB6'118022West Texas A&M71
26Bert AsksonLDE-RDE6'322926Texas Southern110
28Ocie AustinRS-LS6'320024Utah State148
46Warren BankstonRB6'423024Tulane142
37Chuck BeattyLS6'220325North Texas32
20Rocky BleierRB5'1120525Notre Dame60
47Mel BlountRCB-LCB6'320523Southern University149
12Terry BradshawQB6'321023Louisiana Tech1413
74John BrownROT6'225032Syracuse1414
87Larry BrownTE6'427022Kansas130
36Jim BrumfieldRB6'119524Indiana State140
44Lee CallandRCB6'019030Louisville138
50Jim ClackC-LOG6'325024Wake Forest140
53Henry DavisLLB6'323529Grambling State141
57Sam DavisLOG6'124527Allen1212
27Glen EdwardsRS6'018524Florida A&M85
33John FuquaRB5'1120025Morgan State1212
10Roy GerelaK5'1018523New Mexico State140
25Joe GreeneLDT6'427025North Texas1414
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6'624625Arkansas-Pine Bluff1414
59Jack HamLLB6'322423Penn State1414
5Terry HanrattyQB6'120623Notre Dame61
77Mel HolmesLOT-ROT6'325121North Carolina A&T State140
82Dennis HughesTE6'122023Georgia70
55Jon KolbLOT6'224024Oklahoma State1414
16Bob LeahyQB6'220524Connecticut; Emporia State10
43Frank LewisWR6'119624Grambling State90
56Ray MansfieldC6'325230Washington1412
51Bobby MaplesC6'324729Baylor32
60Ben McGeeRDT-LDT-RDE6'225532Jackson State135
72Gerry MullinsLOG-ROG6'324422Southern California144
26Preston PearsonRB6'119026Illinois1414
48John RowserLCB6'118327Michigan1211
34Andy RussellRLB6'322130Missouri1414
25Ron ShanklinWR6'118323Cooke County JC; North Texas1414
73Rick SharpLOT-LOG6'326523Washington30
88Dave SmithWR6'120524Waynesburg; Indiana (Pennsylvania)1414
2Jon StaggersWR5'1018623Missouri140
61Brian StengerMLB-RLB6'423324Notre Dame144
66Bruce Van DykeROG6'224827Missouri1212
65Lloyd VossRDT-LDT6'425629Nebraska139
23Mike WagnerLS6'120022Western Illinois1212
29Bobby WaldenP6'019233Georgia140
78Dwight WhiteRDE6'425322Texas A&M-Commerce1414
31Al YoungWR6'119522South Carolina State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Frank Lewis18WRGrambling State
Jack Ham234LBPenn State
Steve Davis360RBDelaware State
Gerry Mullins486TESouthern California
Dwight White4104DETexas A&M-Commercefrom BAL
Larry Brown5106TEKansasfrom NO
Mel Holmes5112TNorth Carolina A&T State
Ralph Anderson5126DBWest Texas A&M
Fred Brister5128LBMississippifrom MIN
Craig Hanneman6138TOregon State
Worthy McClure7164T-GMississippi
Larry Crowe8184RBTexas Southernfrom NO
Paul Rogers8190KNebraska
Ernie Holmes8203DTTexas Southernfrom MIA
Mike Anderson9216LBLouisiana State
Jim O'Shea10242TEBoston College
Mike Wagner11268DBWestern Illinois
Al Young13320WRSouth Carolina State
McKinney Evans14346DBNew Mexico Highlands
Ray Makin15372GKentucky
Walt Huntley16398DBTrinity (Texas)
Danny Ehle17424RBHoward Payne
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals53605776
Opponents Totals691174264
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals226981111788898
Opponents Totals225811321281784
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roy Gerela02727100.0172763.0078
Ron Shanklin60000036
Terry Bradshaw50000030
John Fuqua50000030
Dave Smith50000030
Preston Pearson30000018
Larry Brown1000006
Terry Hanratty1000006
John Rowser1000006
Jon Staggers1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals28272896.4172763.00246
Opponents Totals32303293.8223562.92292
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Gerela172763.05/65/74/73/60/1
Team Totals172763.05/65/74/73/60/1
Opponents Totals223562.96/611/134/51/100/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Fuqua1556254.030t4
Preston Pearson1316054.6290
Warren Bankston702743.9300
Terry Bradshaw532474.7395
Bobby Walden11414.0140
Jon Staggers155.050
Terry Hanratty133.03t1
Ron Shanklin210.520
Bob Leahy1-6-6.0-60
Dave Smith1-10-10.0-100
Team Totals41617584.23910
Opponents Totals44014823.42813
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw37320354.414822596.111.149133.5225.933287197259.7
Terry Hanratty29724.1191595.522.74026.9310.333212733.3
Bob Leahy11327.37181.66.0900.019.113151.7
Bobby Walden11100.001010.010.01000.000.00010108.3
Team Totals41421451.717424465.911.449153.6266.337322212455.7
Opponents Totals40823557.615630607.513.086163.9174.233294276677.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Shanklin4965213.3426
John Fuqua494278.740t1
Dave Smith4766314.1495
Preston Pearson2024612.3412
Bob Adams201608.0210
Warren Bankston171488.7310
Jon Staggers810312.9200
Frank Lewis34414.7220
Larry Brown133.03t1
Team Totals214244611.44915
Opponents Totals235306013.08616
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
John Rowser49423.570t1
Chuck Allen34515.0290
Mike Wagner25326.5270
Mel Blount2168.0160
Jack Ham242.040
Lee Calland200.000
Glen Edwards12020.0200
Ralph Anderson11414.0140
Team Totals1724614.570t1
Opponents Totals2635013.5441
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden79345543.7570319
Team Totals79345543.7570319
Opponents Totals77319541.5731264
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jon Staggers31142628.567t1
Mike Wagner2321.020
Glen Edwards1000.000
John Fuqua1000.000
Rocky Bleier0100
Team Totals35182647.567t1
Opponents Totals45163197.1470
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Brumfield1227122.6350
Jon Staggers1026126.1470
Glen Edwards919822.0280
Preston Pearson720529.3770
Warren Bankston57615.2230
Mel Blount47619.0350
Rocky Bleier12121.0210
Jim Clack11212.0120
Team Totals49112022.9770
Opponents Totals45100222.3570
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Adams1314150
Chuck Allen0002200
Warren Bankston510100
Mel Blount100000
Terry Bradshaw7404-20
Jim Brumfield110100
Lee Calland0001160
Jim Clack1000-320
John Fuqua400000
Joe Greene0003330
L.C. Greenwood0005500
Jack Ham0001100
Bob Leahy210100
Frank Lewis110100
Preston Pearson730301
Andy Russell0002230
Ron Shanklin100000
Dave Smith100000
Jon Staggers310100
Brian Stenger0011280
Lloyd Voss0001100
Mike Wagner100000
Bobby Walden1202-70
Dwight White0001140
Team Totals3719181836-21
Opponents Totals2718816242
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