1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Noll (6-8)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

Pittsburgh racked up 246 points, while the defense allowed 292. John Fuqua carried the ball for a team-best 625 yards for the Steelers, and Preston Pearson additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Terry Bradshaw threw for 2,259 yards. John Fuqua grabbed 49 passes, while Dave Smith accumulated 663 receiving yards.

John Rowser picked off 4 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw37320354.422596.1133.5225.9493328759.7
Terry Hanratty29724.11595.526.9310.34033233.3
Bob Leahy11327.3181.600.019.19131.7
Bobby Walden11100.01010.000.000.01000108.3
Totals41421451.724465.9153.6266.349 37322


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Fuqua1556254.030 4
Preston Pearson1316054.629 0
Warren Bankston702743.930 0
Terry Bradshaw532474.739 5
Bobby Walden11414.014 0
Jon Staggers155.00
Terry Hanratty133.01
Ron Shanklin210.50
Bob Leahy1-6-6.0-6 0
Dave Smith1-10-10.0-10 0
Totals41617584.239 10


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Shanklin4965213.342 6
John Fuqua494278.740 1
Dave Smith4766314.149 5
Preston Pearson2024612.341 2
Bob Adams201608.021 0
Warren Bankston171488.731 0
Jon Staggers810312.920 0
Frank Lewis34414.722 0
Larry Brown133.01
Totals214244611.449 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Gerela2727100.0271763.078


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bobby Walden79345543.757

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jon Staggers312628.567 1
Mike Wagner221.00
Glen Edwards100.00
John Fuqua100.00
Totals352647.567 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Brumfield1227122.635 0
Jon Staggers1026126.147 0
Preston Pearson720529.377 0
Glen Edwards919822.028 0
Mel Blount47619.035 0
Warren Bankston57615.223 0
Rocky Bleier12121.021 0
Jim Clack11212.012 0
Totals49112022.977 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Rowser49423.570 1
Chuck Allen34515.029 0
Mike Wagner25326.527 0
Mel Blount2168.016 0
Jack Ham242.00
Lee Calland200.00
Glen Edwards12020.020 0
Ralph Anderson11414.014 0
Totals1724614.570 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Roy Gerela1727078
Ron Shanklin0600036
Terry Bradshaw500030
John Fuqua41000030
Dave Smith0500030
Preston Pearson020100018
Jon Staggers00100006
Terry Hanratty10006
Larry Brown10006
John Rowser10006