1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Noll (8-7)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics
1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Pittsburgh chalked up 285 points, while the defensive unit gave up 299. Earnest Jackson carried the ball for a team-best 696 yards for the Steelers, and Frank Pollard also contributed to the rushing attack.

Mark Malone threw for 1,896 yards. John Stallworth grabbed 41 passes for 521 yards.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 44 turnovers. Dwayne Woodruff intercepted 5 opponent throws. Mike Merriweather topped the defensive unit with 5.5 sacks.

Chuck Noll coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
34Walter AbercrombieRBSeptember 26, 19596'0"210BaylorWaco, TX USA1212
81Lyneal AlstonWRJuly 23, 19646'1"205Southern MissMobile, AL USA31
1Gary AndersonKJuly 16, 19595'11"193SyracuseParys, South Africa120
83Mel AndersonWRAugust 29, 19655'11"175Minnesota20
90Steve ApkeLBAugust 3, 19656'1"222PittsburghCincinnati, OH USA33
72Buddy AydeletteLTAugust 19, 19566'4"256AlabamaMobile, AL USA125
54Craig BinghamLBSeptember 26, 19596'2"218SyracuseKingston, Jamaica33
60Brian BlankenshipGApril 7, 19636'1"286Nebraska-OmahaOmaha, NE USA133
15Steve BonoQBMay 11, 19626'4"215UCLANorristown, PA USA33
65Jim BoyleTJuly 27, 19626'5"270TulaneCincinnati, OH USA33
6Bubby BristerQBAugust 15, 19626'3"205TulaneAlexandria, LA USA20
86Ralph BrittTEMarch 18, 19656'3"240North Carolina St.Goldsboro, NC USA30
10John BrunoPSeptember 10, 19646'2"190Penn St.Jeannette, PA USA30
91Gregg CarrLBMarch 31, 19626'2"219AuburnBirmingham, AL USA120
44Rodney CarterRBOctober 30, 19646'0"218PurdueElizabeth, NJ USA112
23Spark ClarkRBMay 22, 19655'7"182AkronJackson, MS USA10
95Jackie ClineDE-NTMarch 13, 19606'5"279AlabamaKansas City, KS USA10
88Joey ClinkscalesWRMay 21, 19646'0"199TennesseeAsheville, NC USA73
56Robin ColeRILBSeptember 11, 19556'2"220New MexicoLos Angeles, CA USA1212
7Reggie CollierQBMay 14, 19616'3"207Southern MissBiloxi, MS USA20
91Tommy DawkinsDEMay 8, 19656'3"260Appalachian St.Lexington, NC USA22
61Charlie DickeyGDecember 31, 19626'3"270ArizonaOttumwa, IA USA10
67Gary DunnNTAugust 24, 19536'3"258Miami (FL)Coral Gables, FL USA1313
42Dave EdwardsDBMarch 31, 19626'0"195IllinoisSenoia, GA USA33
27Thomas EverettFSNovember 21, 19645'9"190BaylorDaingerfield, TX USA129
87Moses FordWRFebruary 19, 19646'2"220Fayetteville St.Dillon, SC USA10
68Lorenzo FreemanNT-DTMay 23, 19646'5"300PittsburghCamden, NJ USA60
92Keith GaryRDESeptember 14, 19596'3"263FerrumBethesda, MD USA116
86Preston GothardTEFebruary 23, 19626'4"239AlabamaMontgomery, AL USA22
29Cornell GowdyDBOctober 2, 19636'1"196Morgan St.Washington, DC USA133
33Larry GriffinDBJanuary 11, 19636'0"197North CarolinaChesapeake, VA USA73
85Russell HairstonDBFebruary 10, 19646'3"208Kentucky32
35Delton HallRCBJanuary 16, 19656'1"205ClemsonGreensboro, NC USA1212
53Bryan HinkleROLBJune 4, 19596'1"222OregonLong Beach, CA USA1212
33Merril HogeRBJanuary 26, 19656'2"225Idaho St.Pocatello, ID USA130
64Alan HuffNTOctober 20, 19636'4"265MarshallEast Liverpool, OH USA21
62Tunch IlkinRTSeptember 23, 19576'3"263Indiana St.Istanbul, Turkey1111
43Earnest JacksonFBDecember 18, 19595'9"213Texas A&MNeedville, TX USA129
78Tim JohnsonDT-DEJanuary 29, 19656'3"275Penn St.Sarasota, FL USA120
47Bruce JonesDBDecember 26, 19626'1"197North AlabamaCourtland, AL USA20
50Daryl KnoxLBSeptember 3, 19626'3"220UNLV30
66Ben LawrenceGSeptember 19, 19616'1"325Indiana (PA)Sparta, WI USA10
84Danzell LeeTEMarch 16, 19636'2"235LamarCorsicana, TX USA1313
83Louis LippsWRAugust 9, 19625'10"190Southern MissNew Orleans, LA USA42
50David LittleLILBJanuary 3, 19596'1"232FloridaMiami, FL USA1212
89Charles LockettWROctober 1, 19656'0"178Long Beach St.Los Angeles, CA USA111
74Terry LongRGJuly 21, 19595'11"272East CarolinaColumbia, SC USA1313
51John LottC-GMay 9, 19646'2"260North TexasDenton, TX USA10
68Jeff LucasTMay 30, 19646'7"288West VirginiaHackensack, NJ USA33
16Mark MaloneQBNovember 22, 19586'4"223Arizona St.San Diego, CA USA1212
57Mike MerriweatherLOLBNovember 26, 19606'2"230PacificAlbany, NY USA1212
37Kelvin MiddletonDBSeptember 8, 19616'0"186Wichita St.Macon, GA USA20
92Michael MinterNTAugust 13, 19656'3"275North TexasMount Pleasant, TX USA32
64Edmund NelsonRDEApril 30, 19606'3"272AuburnLive Oak, FL USA108
18Harry NewsomePJanuary 25, 19636'0"192Wake ForestCheraw, SC USA120
54Hardy NickersonLBSeptember 1, 19656'2"230CaliforniaCompton, CA USA120
69Dave OpfarNTJanuary 16, 19606'4"270Penn St.McKeesport, PA USA31
51Paul OswaldC-GApril 9, 19646'3"273KansasTopeka, KS USA20
71Ted PetersenTFebruary 7, 19556'5"244East. IllinoisKankakee, IL USA22
65Ray PinneyLTJune 29, 19546'4"251WashingtonSeattle, WA USA126
30Frank PollardFBJune 15, 19575'10"218BaylorClifton, TX USA127
76Jerry QuickTDecember 30, 19636'5"279KansasAnthony, KS USA10
40Dan ReederRBMarch 18, 19615'11"235Boston Col.Shamokin, PA USA20
38Rock RichmondDBJanuary 7, 19585'10"180OregonLos Angeles, CA USA20
79John RienstraGMarch 22, 19636'5"273TempleGrand Rapids, MI USA122
99Avon RileyLBFebruary 10, 19586'3"230UCLASavannah, GA USA30
47Cameron RileyDBMay 13, 19646'1"195MissouriMetroplois, IL USA22
28Lupe SanchezDBOctober 28, 19615'10"192UCLATulare, CA USA123
45Chuck SandersRBApril 24, 19646'1"233Slippery RockPittsburgh, PA USA50
41Chris SheffieldDBJanuary 9, 19636'1"193Albany State (GA)Cairo, GA USA50
31Donnie ShellSSAugust 26, 19525'11"190South Carolina St.Whitmire, SC USA1313
95Bret ShugartsDEFebruary 17, 19606'2"250Lock HavenDu Bois, PA USA21
82John StallworthWRJuly 15, 19526'2"191Alabama A&MTuscaloosa, AL USA1211
20Dwight StoneKRJanuary 28, 19646'0"191Middle Tenn. St.Florala, AL USA140
56Tyronne StoweLBMay 30, 19656'2"250RutgersPassaic, NJ USA133
85Calvin SweeneyWRJanuary 12, 19556'2"190California-RiversideRiverside, CA USA96
87Weegie ThompsonWRMarch 21, 19616'6"212Florida St.Pensacola, FL USA123
5David TroutKNovember 12, 19575'6"165PittsburghMount Pleasant, PA USA30
25Anthony TuggleDBSeptember 13, 19636'1"211SouthernBaton Rouge, LA USA20
95Xavier WarrenDEAugust 12, 19646'1"250TulsaCleburne, TX USA20
63Robert WashingtonTApril 2, 19636'4"251Alcorn St.30
52Mike WebsterCMarch 18, 19526'1"255WisconsinTomahawk, WI USA1515
94Bert WilliamsLBSeptember 7, 19646'3"229Texas-El PasoSan Antonio, TX USA33
98Gerald WilliamsNTSeptember 8, 19636'3"290AuburnWaycross, GA USA91
97Joe WilliamsLBMarch 5, 19656'4"237Grambling St.Baton Rouge, LA USA30
35Ray WilliamsDBNovember 9, 19655'11"180Rhode IslandProvidence, RI USA10
93Keith WillisLDEJuly 29, 19596'1"260NortheasternNewark, NJ USA1110
73Craig WolfleyLGMay 19, 19586'1"265SyracuseBuffalo, NY USA1212
55Ken WoodardLBJanuary 22, 19606'1"218TuskegeeDetroit, MI USA70
49Dwayne WoodruffLCBFebruary 18, 19575'11"198LouisvilleBowling Green, KY USA1212
26Rod WoodsonPRMarch 10, 19655'11"205PurdueFort Wayne, IN USA80
80Theo YoungTEApril 25, 19656'2"237ArkansasNewport, AR USA121