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Steelers select DE L.T. Walton in the Sixth Round

Posted May 2, 2015

Steelers select Central Michigan DE with 199th overall pick.

L.T. WALTON
Defensive End
Central Michigan Chippewas 6-5, 319
Clinton Township, Mich. Clintondale High School
6th Round – 199th Overall

CAREER NOTES
Played in 54 career games with 30 starts...recorded 146 tackles (110 solo), nine interceptions, a sack, four tackles for losses and 20 pass break-ups.

2014 SEASON
Started all 12 games...earned First Team All-MAC honors...recorded a total of 33 tackles (19 solo) and 3.5 for loss (20 yards)...tallied six quarterback hurries including two sacks and two pass break-ups...had four tackles, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry vs. Chattanooga...tallied a season-high five tackles (three solo) at Toledo...also recorded five stops and two QB hurries vs. Ball State...had a sack and a forced fumble at Buffalo...had a sack and two tackles at Eastern Michigan.

2013 SEASON
Started all 12 games at defensive tackle...totaled 34 tackles...ranked second on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss...recorded a career-high seven tackles (five solo) and one sack in road win over Miami (Ohio)...followed up with five tackles in road upset of Ohio...tallied a tackle for loss in each of the last three games, all CMU wins...forced a fumble in win over Eastern Michigan in regular season finale.

2012 SEASON
Appeared in 10 games, making seven starts, including the final five of the season...finished with 32 tackles, tops among defensive tackles, and ranked second on the team with 2.5 sacks...had two solo stops and first career sack in season-opening win over Southeast Missouri State...tallied four stops versus Michigan State (9/8)...had a season-high six tackles, including one for a loss, in win over Akron...credited with five stops in road win versus Eastern Michigan...made three tackles and one sack for a loss of seven yards in victory over Miami (Ohio)...had two tackles and a half-sack at UMass...three tackles versus Western Kentucky in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl victory.

2011 SEASON
Made first career appearance in season opener against South Carolina State, recording two tackles and half-sack...made first career start at Michigan State, recording two tackles.

2010 SEASON
Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned all-county first-team honors in 2009...credited with 21 tackles, recovered a fumble, and blocked two kicks as a senior...also caught a pair of touchdown passes...named to Macomb County all-star first team as an infielder by Macomb Daily as a sophomore in 2008...batted .441 with seven home runs and 14 doubles in 2008.