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Pittsburgh Steelers 1979 Drafted Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted 15 players in the 1979 NFL draft. Of the 15 players selected 5 played offense, 5 played defense and 1 played special teams. The players drafted were Greg Hawthorne a RB drafted in round 1 out of Baylor, Zack Valentine a LB drafted in round 2 out of East Carolina, Russell Davis a RB drafted in round 4 out of Michigan, Calvin Sweeney a WR drafted in round 4 out of USC, Dwaine Board a DL drafted in round 5 out of North Carolina A&T, Bill Murrell a TE drafted in round 6 out of Winston-Salem State, Dwayne Woodruff a DB drafted in round 6 out of Louisville, Matt Bahr a K drafted in round 6 out of Penn State, Bruce Kimball a OL drafted in round 7 out of Massachusetts, Tom Graves a LB drafted in round 8 out of Michigan State, Rick Kirk drafted in round 9 out of Denison, Tod Thompson drafted in round 10 out of Brigham Young, Charlie Moore drafted in round 11 out of Wichita State, Ed Smith a LB drafted in round 12 out of Vanderbilt and Mike Almond drafted in round 12 out of Northwestern State-Louisiana. View all of the players selected in the 1979 Steelers NFL Draft.
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Picks
Round Selection Player Position College
1 28   Greg Hawthorne RB   Baylor
2 56   Zack Valentine LB   East Carolina
4 86   Russell Davis RB   Michigan
4 110   Calvin Sweeney WR   USC
5 137   Dwaine Board DL   North Carolina A&T
6 157   Bill Murrell TE   Winston-Salem State
6 161   Dwayne Woodruff DB   Louisville
6 165   Matt Bahr K   Penn State
7 192   Bruce Kimball OL   Massachusetts
8 220   Tom Graves LB   Michigan State
9 248   Rick Kirk   Denison
10 275   Tod Thompson   Brigham Young
11 303   Charlie Moore   Wichita State
12 322   Ed Smith LB   Vanderbilt
12 330   Mike Almond   Northwestern State-Louisiana
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