1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 14-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Super Bowl
Coach: Chuck Noll (14-2)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 14 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Steelers yielded 195 points, fewest in the league. Pittsburgh moved the ball well, scoring 356 points. Franco Harris carried the pigskin for a team-best 1,082 yards.

Terry Bradshaw passed for 2,915 yards. Lynn Swann grabbed 61 passes for 880 yards. John Stallworth was targeted regularly also.

The larcenous defense created 48 turnovers. Tony Dungy picked off 6 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
69Fred AndersonDE-DTOctober 30, 19546'4"238Oregon St.Toppenish, WA USA160
30Larry AndersonKRSeptember 25, 19565'11"183Louisiana TechWest Monroe, LA USA161
76John BanaszakRDTAugust 24, 19506'3"242East. MichiganCleveland, OH USA1615
65Tom BeasleyDEAugust 11, 19546'5"253Virginia TechBluefield, WV USA152
83Theo BellPRDecember 21, 19536'0"185ArizonaBakersfield, CA USA160
20Rocky BleierRBMarch 5, 19465'11"210Notre DameAppleton, WI USA160
47Mel BlountRCBApril 10, 19486'3"205SouthernVidalia, GA USA1616
12Terry BradshawQBSeptember 2, 19486'3"215Louisiana TechShreveport, LA USA1616
79Larry BrownRTJune 16, 19496'4"246KansasJacksonville, FL USA85
56Robin ColeRLBSeptember 11, 19556'2"220New MexicoLos Angeles, CA USA168
5Craig ColquittPJune 9, 19546'1"182TennesseeKnoxville, TN USA160
77Steve CoursonGOctober 1, 19556'1"274South CarolinaPhiladelphia, PA USA161
89Bennie CunninghamTEDecember 23, 19546'5"254ClemsonLaurens, SC USA66
57Sam DavisLGJuly 5, 19446'1"255AllenJacksonville, FL USA1616
35Jack DeloplaineRBApril 21, 19545'10"205SalemPottstown, PA USA100
21Tony DungyDBOctober 6, 19556'0"188MinnesotaJackson, MI USA162
67Gary DunnNT-DT-DEAugust 24, 19536'3"258Miami (FL)Coral Gables, FL USA160
64Steve FurnessRDTDecember 5, 19506'4"255Rhode IslandProvidence, RI USA106
36Wentford GainesDBFebruary 4, 19536'0"185FerrumAnderson, SC USA10
10Roy GerelaKApril 2, 19485'10"185New Mexico St.Sarrail, AB Canada160
75Joe GreeneLDTSeptember 24, 19466'4"275North TexasTemple, TX USA1616
68L.C. GreenwoodLDESeptember 8, 19466'6"245Ark-Pine BluffCanton, MS USA1414
84Randy GrossmanTESeptember 20, 19526'1"218TemplePhiladelphia, PA USA1610
59Jack HamLLBDecember 23, 19486'1"225Penn St.Johnstown, PA USA1414
32Franco HarrisFBMarch 7, 19506'2"230Penn St.Fort Dix, NJ USA1616
29Ron JohnsonLCBJune 8, 19565'10"200East. MichiganDetroit, MI USA1616
55Jon KolbLTAugust 30, 19476'2"262Oklahoma St.Ponca City, OK USA1616
15Mike KruczekQBMarch 15, 19536'1"202Boston Col.Washington, DC USA90
58Jack LambertMLBJuly 8, 19526'4"220Kent St.Mantua, OH USA1616
87Jim MandichTEJuly 30, 19486'2"224MichiganCleveland, OH USA100
28Alvin MaxsonRBNovember 12, 19515'11"205SMUBeaumont, TX USA50
39Rick MoserRBDecember 18, 19566'0"210Rhode IslandWhite Plains, NY USA150
72Gerry MullinsRGAugust 24, 19496'3"244USCFullerton, CA USA160
25Ray OldhamDBFebruary 23, 19516'0"200Middle Tenn. St.Gallatin, TN USA40
66Ted PetersenT-C-GFebruary 7, 19556'5"244East. IllinoisKankakee, IL USA150
74Ray PinneyRTJune 29, 19546'4"251WashingtonSeattle, WA USA1311
40Randy ReutershanWRJune 30, 19555'10"182PittsburghNew York, NY USA110
31Donnie ShellSSAugust 26, 19525'11"190South Carolina St.Whitmire, SC USA1616
86Jim SmithWRJuly 20, 19556'2"205MichiganHarvey, IL USA90
82John StallworthWRJuly 15, 19526'2"191Alabama A&MTuscaloosa, AL USA1616
88Lynn SwannWRMarch 7, 19525'11"180USCAlcoa, TN USA1616
41Nat TerryDBJuly 20, 19565'11"167Florida St.Tampa, FL USA60
38Sidney ThorntonRBSeptember 2, 19545'11"230NW State (LA)New Orleans, LA USA160
51Loren ToewsRLBNovember 3, 19516'3"220CaliforniaDinuba, CA USA1110
23Mike WagnerFSJune 22, 19496'1"210West. IllinoisWaukegan, IL USA140
52Mike WebsterCMarch 18, 19526'1"255WisconsinTomahawk, WI USA1616
78Dwight WhiteRDEJuly 30, 19496'4"255Texas A&M-CommerceHampton, VA USA1511
53Dirt WinstonLBOctober 25, 19556'0"228ArkansasForrest City, PA USA160