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Steelers By The Numbers

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The summer is winding down, the evenings are cooler and the smell of fall is in the air... which can only mean one thing in Pittsburgh: Steelers season is upon us. As Training Camp comes to en end, PSR looks ahead.

0: Number of Steelers defenders with more than 2 interceptions in 2011

1: Number of fullbacks likely to make the roster. After David Johnson's knee injury in the first preseason game, it looks like the job is Will Johnson's to lose

5: Number of years remaining on head coach Mike Tomlin’s contract after his recent extension

6: The number of players who were placed on the PUP (Physically Unable to Play) list upon arriving at training camp

11: Seconds into overtime it took Tim Tebow and the Broncos to end the Steelers season last year

11: Total number of interceptions by the Steelers

23: Total number of field goals made in 2011 by Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham

24: The pick at which Steelers’ first-rounder David DeCastro was selected in the 2012 NFL DraftPhoto by Ronald Vezzani Jr.

30: Age of Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

35: Sacks by the Steelers defense in 2011

36: Touchdowns scored last season

42: Sacks allowed by the Steelers offensive line

53: Number of active roster spots for the Steelers going into the 2012-2013 season

75: Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s age on Sept. 9

80: Number of seasons the Pittsburgh Steelers have been in existence

100: Completion percentage of receiver Emmanuel Sanders and punter Daniel Sepulveda in 2011

123: Number of times Antonio Brown was targeted in the passing game last season, tops on the team

341: Total number of first downs picked up by the Black and Gold last year.

1,903: Total number of rushing yards in 2011

4,054: Total number of passing yards by the Pittsburgh offense a season ago

5,957: Total offensive yards in 2011

2.7 million: Number of dollars the Steelers tendered to wide receiver Mike Wallace as a restricted free agent. Wallace declined to take that offer and has yet to show up at training camp

Photo by Vincent Pugliese42.5 million: The total value of wide receiver Antonio Brown’s newly signed five-year contract.

Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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The defending Stanley Cup champs return with a roster almost identical to the one that captured Lord Stanley's coveted chalice. Can the Pens become the first team to repeat since the 97-98 Red Wings?
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The Steelers opened the preseason as the odd-on favorite in the AFC North, but injuries and suspensions could open the door for a still-talented Bengals team and Ravens squad looking to rebound from a disappointing 2015.
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Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach Mike Sullivan has obviously spoken several very kind words about his championship hockey team. Sullivan has complimented his team’s speed, chemistry, and teamwork. But perhaps more than anything else, Sullivan complimented their toughness.
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College football is one week away, as Hawaii and Cal open the 2016 season in Sydney, Australia next Friday. The local teams don't kick things off until Labor Day weekend, but PSR has our preseason rankings together already.
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One of the country’s top cornerback recruits hails from Clairton, Pa., roughly 15 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
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Western Pennsylvania's football recruiting class of 2017 is a strong one, led by Clairton's Lamont Wade -- one of the top recruits in the country. The class also features a multitude of interior line talent.
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Five of the top seven Heisman vote-getters are back on the college football field this fall, making this season's Heisman watch one of the most heated in recent memory.
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