1961 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 5th in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (6-8)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1961 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1961 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's East Division.

Pittsburgh chalked up 295 points, while the defense conceded 287. John Johnson carried the ball for a team-best 787 yards for the Steelers.

Rudy Bukich passed for 1,253 yards, and Bobby Layne spent time under center, too. Buddy Dial grabbed 53 passes for 1,047 yards.

The opportunistic defense manufactured 45 turnovers. Johnny Sample intercepted 8 opponent throws.

Buddy Parker coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Rudy Bukich1568957.112538.0117.11610.38867.0
Bobby Layne1497550.312058.1117.41610.75362.8
Terry Nofsinger11763.6787.100.000.02384.7
Tom Tracy12433.3736.100.000.03855.2
Dick Hoak3133.3134.3133.3133.31347.9
Bobby Green100.
John Johnson200.000.000.0150.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Johnson2137873.744 6
Tom Tracy1474022.726 2
Dick Hoak853023.622 0
Charlie Scales501843.727 0
Bobby Green23718.533 0
Brady Keys6142.311 0
Bobby Layne8111.40
Preston Carpenter791.313 0
Steve Meilinger166.00
Buddy Dial362.015 0
Terry Nofsinger661.00
Rudy Bukich1440.312 2
Bob Coronado1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals54317613.244 10


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Buddy Dial53104719.888 12
Preston Carpenter3346013.940 4
John Johnson2426210.951 1
Bob Schnelker1833118.459 3
Tom Tracy141339.538 1
Red Mack812816.039 2
Steve Meilinger810312.917 0
Charlie Scales7436.116 0
Henry Clement56513.019 0
Bob Coronado33210.714 0
Dick Hoak3186.00
Totals176262214.988 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Michaels292793.1261557.772
Bobby Layne55100.05
Tom Tracy22100.010.02
Bobby Green10.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bobby Green73343147.071

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Sample2628310.955 1
Brady Keys913515.066 0
Preston Carpenter3186.010 0
Bill Butler2115.50
Totals4044711.266 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Sample2353223.159 0
Dick Haley1327821.450 0
Bill Butler611719.525 0
Brady Keys24120.523 0
Charlie Scales34113.715 0
John Johnson11111.011 0
Bob Schmitz100.00
Totals49102020.859 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Sample814117.642 1
Bill Butler310334.371 1
Willie Daniel37625.341 0
Jackie Simpson24623.027 0
Myron Pottios24020.022 0
Brady Keys22110.512 0
Lou Michaels13030.030 0
John Reger11717.017 0
George Tarasovic11616.016 0
Mike Henry188.00
Dick Haley100.00
Totals2549819.971 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lou Michaels01527072
Buddy Dial01200072
John Johnson61000042
Preston Carpenter04000024
Tom Tracy2102020
Bob Schnelker300018
Red Mack200012
Rudy Bukich200012
Johnny Sample10100012
Bill Butler0010006
Bobby Layne00505