1997 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Bill Cowher (11-5)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1997 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
1997 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Steelers scored 372 points, and the defensive unit conceded 307. Jerome Bettis piled up yardage, accumulating a 1,665 yards for Pittsburgh.

Kordell Stewart tossed for 3,020 yards. Yancey Thigpen paced the receiving corps, grabbing 79 passes for 1,398 yards.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 34 turnovers. Darren Perry and Donnell Woolford each intercepted 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Carnell Lake sacked opposing passers 6 times, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 48 sacks.

Bill Cowher coached the team. The 1997 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
Kordell Stewart44023653.630206.9214.8173.9692015275.2
Mike Tomczak241666.71857.714.228.3280068.9
Mike Quinn2150.0105.000.000.0100064.6
Totals46625354.332156.9224.7194.169 20152


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerome Bettis37516654.434 7
Kordell Stewart884765.474 11
George Jones722353.332 1
Fred McAfee13413.20
Courtney Hawkins5173.411 0
Will Blackwell2147.011 0
Mike Tomczak7131.917 0
Jon Witman5112.20
Tim Lester294.50
Yancey Thigpen133.00
Curtis Marsh122.00
Josh Miller1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals57224794.374 19


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Yancey Thigpen79139817.769 7
Charles Johnson4656812.349 2
Courtney Hawkins4555512.344 3
Mark Bruener181176.518 6
George Jones16966.025 1
Jerome Bettis151107.319 2
Will Blackwell1216814.046 1
Tim Lester10515.114 0
Mitch Lyons4297.213 0
Fred McAfee24422.030 0
Curtis Marsh2147.00
Mike Adams13939.039 0
Troy Sadowski11212.012 0
Kirk Botkin11111.011 0
Jon Witman133.00
Totals253321512.769 22


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Norm Johnson4040100.0252288.0106


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Josh Miller64272942.672

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Will Blackwell231496.515 0
Courtney Hawkins46817.030 0
Andre Coleman551.00
Totals322226.930 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Will Blackwell3279124.797 1
Andre Coleman2448720.324 0
Mike Adams1021521.531 0
Mike Vrabel100.00
Totals67149322.397 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Donnell Woolford49122.834 0
Darren Perry47719.242 0
Carnell Lake3165.311 0
Chris Oldham2168.00
Levon Kirkland2147.011 0
Chad Scott2-4-2.00
Kevin Henry13636.036 0
Myron Bell11010.00
Steve Conley1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals2025312.642 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Levon Kirkland110.59531001001
Darren Perry736810000001
Earl Holmes81.5672901000
Donnell Woolford48.54650
Chad Scott464520
Carnell Lake51.543170013812
Jason Gildon474112023210
Myron Bell494018001000
Kevin Henry433516002000
Greg Lloyd413022136103
Randy Fuller2928200001
Joel Steed37.5272101000
Nolan Harrison26.522900002
Chris Oldham22212000003
Mike Vrabel15.514301002
Oliver Gibson9.59101000
Donta Jones96601600
Steve Conley5.5510
J.B. Brown550
Orpheus Roye3.53100001
Jerry Olsavsky3.531
Lee Flowers11001000
Carlos Emmons110
Will Blackwell3200
Yancey Thigpen1100
George Jones3100
Jerome Bettis6100
Kordell Stewart61-10
Andre Coleman10000
Mike Adams10000
Courtney Hawkins1000
Mark Bruener1000
Fred McAfee10000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Norm Johnson22400106
Kordell Stewart1100066
Jerome Bettis7200054
Yancey Thigpen07000144
Mark Bruener600036
Courtney Hawkins03000018
Will Blackwell010100012
Charles Johnson200012
George Jones1100012
Carnell Lake010006
Jason Gildon10006