Ernie Stautner

Defensive Tackle

Ernie Stautner

14 seasons
9 Pro Bowls
4 All-NFL
23 fumble recoveries
173 games played

14

seasons

9

Pro Bowls

4

All-NFL

23

fumble recoveries

173

games played
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I gotta be mean. At my size, I can’t afford to play any other way. Unless I’m meaner than these big guys, unless I can intimidate them, I’d have no chance in the world against them.”

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(Boston College)...6'1'', 230...Ernest Alfred Stautner. . .No. 2 draft pick, 1950. . . Bulwarked strong Pittsburgh defense for 14 years. . .Saw spot service at offensive guard. . . Known for excellent mobility, burning desire, extreme ruggedness, unusual durability. . . All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959. . .Played in nine Pro Bowls, winning Best Lineman Award, 1957. . .Recovered 23 opponents' fumbles, scored three safeties in career. . .Born April 20, 1925, in Prinzing-by-Cham, Bavaria. . .Died February 16, 2006, at age of 80.