1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-3
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Chuck Noll (11-3)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Pittsburgh piled up points with 343 points, while the solid defense yielded 175. Franco Harris carried the ball for a team-best 1,055 yards for the Steelers.

Terry Bradshaw threw for 1,887 yards. Ron Shanklin paced all receivers, grabbing 38 passes for 669 yards.

The larcenous defense manufactured 48 turnovers, topping in the league. Jack Ham seized 7 opponent throws.

Chuck Noll coached the team. The 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers lost in the Conference Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Terry Bradshaw30814747.718876.1123.9123.9782923764.1
Joe Gilliam11763.6484.400.000.092873.3
Terry Hanratty4250.0235.800.000.0141267.7
Bobby Walden100.
Totals32415648.119586.0123.7123.778 32247


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Franco Harris18810555.675 10
John Fuqua1506654.447 4
Terry Bradshaw583466.020 7
Preston Pearson672643.921 0
Steve Davis20854.228 1
Frank Lewis36822.741 0
Warren Bankston7202.911 0
Rocky Bleier11717.017 0
John McMakin100.00
Joe Gilliam200.00
Totals49725205.175 22


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Shanklin3866917.657 3
Frank Lewis2739114.552 5
John McMakin2127713.278 1
Franco Harris211808.629 1
John Fuqua181528.428 0
Preston Pearson11797.215 0
Dave Smith10989.825 0
Al Young68614.333 0
Larry Brown11313.013 1
Warren Bankston155.00
Steve Davis155.00
Gerry Mullins133.01
Totals156195812.678 12


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Gerela363597.2412868.3119


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bobby Walden65284643.872
Roy Gerela12929.029

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glen Edwards222029.254 0
Frank Lewis55611.226 0
Preston Pearson133.00
Rocky Bleier210.50
Totals302628.754 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Preston Pearson1329222.542 0
Steve Davis720729.682 0
Franco Harris818322.932 0
Rocky Bleier24020.020 0
Warren Bankston12020.020 0
Glen Edwards11818.018 0
John McMakin100.00
Totals3376023.082 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Ham78311.932 1
Mike Wagner67712.835 0
John Rowser4307.523 0
Mel Blount37525.034 0
Ralph Anderson36822.741 0
Henry Davis23216.028 0
Chuck Beatty2168.016 0
Glen Edwards11414.014 0
Totals2839514.141 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 Gerela28350119
Franco Harris101000066
Terry Bradshaw700042
Frank Lewis05000030
John Fuqua4000024
Ron Shanklin300018
Steve Davis1000006
Mel Blount010006
Larry Brown10006
Jack Ham10006
Henry Davis010006
John McMakin0100006
Gerry Mullins10006
Ralph Anderson000012