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1972 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Central Division 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Defensive BacksBud Carson
Offensive LineBob Fry
Offensive BacksDick Hoak
QuarterbacksBabe Parilli
Defensive LineGeorge Perles
LinebackersCharlie Sumner
ReceiversLionel Taylor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972HNew York Giants28-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium34715
Sat8/12/1972NNew York Jets22-3WSeattle, WAUniversity of Washington Stadium44038
Sat8/19/1972AAtlanta Falcons31-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53288
Sat8/26/1972NBaltimore Colts13-16LTampa, FLTampa Stadium37221
Sat9/2/1972NNew Orleans Saints56-7WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl43302
Sun9/9/1972HWashington Redskins10-10TPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium42227
Sun9/17/1972HOakland Raiders34-28WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50141
Sun9/24/1972ACincinnati Bengals10-15LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium54292
Sun10/1/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals25-19WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49140
Sun10/8/1972ADallas Cowboys13-17LIrving, TXTexas Stadium65682
Sun10/15/1972HHouston Oilers24-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium42929
Sun10/22/1972HNew England Patriots33-3WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46081
Sun10/29/1972ABuffalo Bills38-21WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45882
Sun11/5/1972HCincinnati Bengals40-17WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun11/12/1972HKansas City Chiefs16-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun11/19/1972ACleveland Browns24-26LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83009
Sun11/26/1972HMinnesota Vikings23-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50348
Sun12/3/1972HCleveland Browns30-0WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun12/10/1972AHouston Oilers9-3WHouston, TXAstrodome36528
Sun12/17/1972ASan Diego Chargers24-2WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium52873
Sat12/23/1972HOakland Raiders13-7WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/31/1972HMiami Dolphins17-21LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350AFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
49Ralph AndersonLS-LCB6'118023West Texas A&M147
46Warren BankstonRB6'423025Tulane70
37Chuck BeattyLS6'220326North Texas86
20Rocky BleierRB5'1120526Notre Dame140
47Mel BlountRCB6'320524Southern University1414
38Ed BradleyLLB-RLB-MLB6'223922Wake Forest120
12Terry BradshawQB6'321024Louisiana Tech1414
87Larry BrownTE6'427023Kansas91
44Lee CallandRCB6'019031Louisville71
60Jim ClackC6'325025Wake Forest140
53Henry DavisMLB6'323530Grambling State1414
57Sam DavisLOG6'124528Allen1111
35Steve DavisRB6'121624Delaware State110
29John DockeryRCB-LCB6'018628Harvard60
27Glen EdwardsRS-LS6'018525Florida A&M120
33John FuquaRB5'1120026Morgan State1313
64Steve FurnessLDT-RDT6'425522Rhode Island20
10Roy GerelaK5'1018524New Mexico State140
17Joe GilliamQB6'218722Tennessee State20
71Gordon GravelleROT-LOT6'525523Brigham Young143
75Joe GreeneLDT6'427026North Texas1414
68L.C. GreenwoodLDE6'624626Arkansas-Pine Bluff1313
59Jack HamLLB6'322424Penn State1414
67Craig HannemanLDE-RDT-RDE6'324023Oregon State131
5Terry HanrattyQB6'120624Notre Dame70
32Franco HarrisRB6'222522Penn State1410
63Ernie HolmesRDT-LDT6'326024Texas Southern140
77Mel HolmesROG-ROT6'325122North Carolina A&T State141
55Jon KolbLOT6'224025Oklahoma State1414
43Frank LewisWR6'119625Grambling State138
56Ray MansfieldC6'325231Washington1414
60Ben McGeeRDT6'225533Jackson State1414
89John McMakinTE6'322522Clemson1413
72Gerry MullinsROT-LOG6'324423Southern California1414
26Preston PearsonRB6'119027Illinois115
48John RowserLCB6'118328Michigan1414
34Andy RussellRLB6'322131Missouri1414
25Ron ShanklinWR6'118324Cooke County JC; North Texas1413
88Dave SmithWR6'120525Waynesburg; Indiana (Pennsylvania)66
61Brian StengerMLB-RLB6'423325Notre Dame140
66Bruce Van DykeROG6'224828Missouri1313
23Mike WagnerRS6'120023Western Illinois1414
39Bobby WaldenP6'019234Georgia140
90George WebsterRLB-LLB6'422527Michigan State61
78Dwight WhiteRDE6'425323Texas A&M-Commerce1414
36Carl WinfreyLLB6'023023Wisconsin10
31Al YoungWR6'119523South Carolina State141
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Franco Harris113RBPenn State
Gordon Gravelle238TBrigham Young
John McMakin363TEClemson
Lorenzo Brinkley480DBMissourifrom NYG
Ed Bradley488LBWake Forest
Steve Furness5113DERhode Island
Dennis Meyer6143DBArkansas State
Joe Colquitt7159DEKansas Statefrom NYG
Bob Kelly7168DBJackson State
Stahle Vincent8193RBRice
Don Kelley9217DBClemson
Bob Brown10243DTTampa
Joe Gilliam11273QBTennessee State
Ron Curl12298TMichigan State
Ernie Messmer13323TVillanova
Tommy Durrance14348RBFlorida
John Hulecki15368GMassachusettsfrom HOU
Charlie Harrington15373GWichita State
Nat Hawkins16403WRNevada-Las Vegas
Ron Linehan17428LBIdaho
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals6610373101
Opponents Totals28404661
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22813179186618835.181728
Opponents Totals22888116247020833.777712
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roy Gerela0353697.2284168.30119
Franco Harris110000066
Terry Bradshaw70000042
Frank Lewis50000030
John Fuqua40000024
Ron Shanklin30000018
Mel Blount1000006
Larry Brown1000006
Henry Davis1000006
Steve Davis1000006
Jack Ham1000006
John McMakin1000006
Gerry Mullins1000006
Ralph Anderson0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals37353794.6284168.31343
Opponents Totals18171894.4162759.31175
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Gerela284168.39/98/108/123/90/1
Team Totals284168.39/98/108/123/90/1
Opponents Totals162759.33/34/66/93/60/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Franco Harris18810555.675t10
John Fuqua1506654.4474
Terry Bradshaw583466.020t7
Preston Pearson672643.9210
Steve Davis20854.328t1
Frank Lewis36822.7410
Warren Bankston7202.9110
Rocky Bleier11717.0170
John McMakin100.000
Joe Gilliam200.000
Team Totals49725205.175t22
Opponents Totals44517153.994t6
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Terry Bradshaw30814747.714918876.112.878t123.9123.929237165064.1
Joe Gilliam11763.64484.46.9900.000.0284073.3
Terry Hanratty4250.02235.811.51400.000.0122167.7
Bobby Walden100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals32415648.115619586.012.678t123.7123.732247171164.3
Opponents Totals41120650.117723935.811.670t92.2286.840337205647.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Shanklin3866917.6573
Frank Lewis2739114.5525
John McMakin2127713.278t1
Franco Harris211808.6291
John Fuqua181528.4280
Preston Pearson11797.2150
Dave Smith10989.8250
Al Young68614.3330
Larry Brown11313.013t1
Warren Bankston155.050
Steve Davis155.050
Gerry Mullins133.03t1
Team Totals156195812.678t12
Opponents Totals206239311.670t9
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Ham78311.932t1
Mike Wagner67712.8350
John Rowser4307.5230
Mel Blount37525.0340
Ralph Anderson36822.7410
Henry Davis23216.0280
Chuck Beatty2168.0160
Glen Edwards11414.0140
Team Totals2839514.1411
Opponents Totals1219516.365t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Walden65284643.8722
Roy Gerela12929.0290
Team Totals66287543.6722169
Opponents Totals74298240.3651262
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Glen Edwards22192029.2540
Frank Lewis515611.2260
Rocky Bleier2010.510
Preston Pearson1033.030
Team Totals30202628.7540
Opponents Totals37101694.6300
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Preston Pearson1329222.5420
Franco Harris818322.9320
Steve Davis720729.6820
Rocky Bleier24020.0200
Warren Bankston12020.0200
Glen Edwards11818.0180
John McMakin100.000
Team Totals3376023.0820
Opponents Totals54119022.0470
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ralph Anderson0003300
Warren Bankston0010100
Rocky Bleier100000
Mel Blount00022351
Terry Bradshaw4202-90
Larry Brown0001100
Sam Davis0010100
Steve Davis300000
Glen Edwards410100
John Fuqua1000-20
Joe Greene0001100
Jack Ham104400
Terry Hanratty110100
Franco Harris7101-50
Ernie Holmes0001100
Mel Holmes0010100
Frank Lewis110100
Ben McGee0001100
Gerry Mullins0010100
Preston Pearson410100
Andy Russell0004400
Dwight White0003390
Team Totals2716112031281
Opponents Totals37201714310
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