Terry Hanratty's Steelers stats may be seen on his Wikipedia profile and various social media platforms. Terry was placed on waivers by the Steelers in September 1976 and was picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October. He was the team's backup quarterback. At the time, Terry was already the all-time leading scorer for Pittsburgh College.
He finished with three touchdowns against five interceptions in seven games played that season. The Bucs went 4-3 during that time to finish in fifth place in the NFC East. They would face New York in the first round of the playoffs; a game that is famous for Mike Kruczek's missed field goal as time expired.
In 1977, Terry started eight games for the Bucs before being replaced by Steve Young. He completed 16 of 32 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns vs. four interceptions. The Bucs finished 7-5 that year with a playoff berth but lost to Seattle in the divisional round.
After not playing in 1978, Terry returned in 1979 and made six starts for the Bucs. He completed 42 of 69 passes for 554 yards with four touchdowns vs. nine interceptions. They ended up losing again in the divisional round this time to Minnesota. After another losing season in 1980, Terry was released by the Buccaneers on March 11, 1981.
Professional development Hanratty was drafted in the second round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Steelers' new head coach, Chuck Noll, and started for a brief period before losing the job to the Steelers' No. 1 overall draft selection, Terry Bradshaw. He stayed with the team through the 1975 season when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for offensive lineman Ron Stone.
In his three years with the Steelers, Hanratty played in 44 games and started 39 of those. He finished with 175 tackles, six sacks, and two interceptions. After retiring from football, Hanratty worked as an assistant coach for the Steelers for four seasons (1977-80), before being hired by Ohio State University as their defensive coordinator. Under Head Coach John Cooper, the Buckeyes were national champions in 1982. When Cooper moved on after the season, so did Hanratty, who was hired by Miami University in Oxford, OH, to be its defensive coordinator. In three years there, he turned down several other coaching offers before retiring again in 1985.
Hanratty has been working with children with special needs since 1986. He is the co-founder and director of programming for Camp Rockwood, a summer camp for boys and girls with physical and cognitive disabilities located near Wilmington, OH. The camp opened its doors in 1988 and has been running successfully ever since then.
Terry Hanratty had a distinguished football career. He was a quarterback for NFL clubs such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His time at Notre Dame was notable because he helped his team win the college football national title. After graduating from Notre Dame, he went on to play for the Cleveland Browns in the 1970 NFL Draft. He lasted only one season with the team before being released by the Browns.
During his career, Hanratty played in 79 games, completed 154 of 264 passes for 2,071 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He also ran for 743 yards and nine more scores while playing defensive back in certain situations as well. After retiring from football, he became a coach on Tony LaRussa's staff with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Coach Hanratty has been serving in that capacity since 2011.
He is currently ranked number eight all-time among Notre Dame's quarterbacks.