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Cameron Heyward
DE #97
Height:
6-5
Weight:
295
Age:
27
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Suwanee, Georgia
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
9
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 206 137 69 22.0 0 16 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2016 PIT 3 3 9 7 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 PIT 16 16 54 39 15 7.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 PIT 16 16 53 33 20 7.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 PIT 16 13 59 35 24 5.0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 PIT 16 0 20 13 7 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 PIT 16 0 11 10 1 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @WAS W 38-16 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 CIN W 24-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
3 @PHI L 3-34 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since entering the NFL, he has appeared in 80 consecutive games, which is tied for the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak by an NFL defensive end entering the 2016 season.
  • Led the team with 7.0 sacks in 2015.
  • Named the Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015.
  • In 2014, he became the team’s first defensive lineman to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks since Aaron Smith (2004), totaling a career-best 7.5 sacks.
  • Recipient of the 2014 Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award,” which was established in honor of the Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., and is presented annually to the Steeler that best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.

PRO (82-47/4-3): Signed a new six-year contract with the Steelers on July 16, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (31st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2016 (2-2): Has played in 82 consecutive regular-season games, which is tied for the third-longest consecutive games played streak in the NFL among defensive ends…his 45 game started streak during the regular season is the fifth-longest active starts streak in the NFL among defensive ends.

  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Recovered a fumble on the final play of the game…marked his second career fumble recovery…tied a single-game career-high with two pass breakups.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since entering the NFL, he has appeared in 80 consecutive games, which is tied for the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak by an NFL defensive end entering the 2016 season.
  • Led the team with 7.0 sacks in 2015.
  • Named the Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015.
  • In 2014, he became the team’s first defensive lineman to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks since Aaron Smith (2004), totaling a career-best 7.5 sacks.
  • Recipient of the 2014 Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award,” which was established in honor of the Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., and is presented annually to the Steeler that best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.

PRO (82-47/4-3): Signed a new six-year contract with the Steelers on July 16, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (31st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2016 (2-2): Has played in 82 consecutive regular-season games, which is tied for the third-longest consecutive games played streak in the NFL among defensive ends…his 45 game started streak during the regular season is the fifth-longest active starts streak in the NFL among defensive ends.

  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Recovered a fumble on the final play of the game…marked his second career fumble recovery…tied a single-game career-high with two pass breakups.

2015 (16-16/2-2): Named a defensive team captain for the first time in his career…started all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season…also started both postseason contests…led the team with 7.0 sacks during the regular season…has recorded at least 5.0 sacks in three straight seasons, becoming the second defensive end (Keith Willis) to record 5.0 sacks in three or more consecutive seasons since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…became the seventh Steelers’ defensive lineman to record at least 20.0 sacks with the team since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

  • 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Tallied his first sack of the season.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Recorded a sack and forced fumble on QB Joe Flacco, with the ball recovered by CB Ross Cockrell…marked his second career forced fumble.
  • 10/25 at Kansas City: Sacked QB Alex Smith for a five-yard loss.
  • 11/1 vs. Cincinnati: Blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter, the second blocked field goal of his career…marked the first blocked field goal by the Steelers since his block vs. Cincinnati on 12/4/11.
  • 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Sacked QB Johnny Manziel for a three-yard loss…has recorded at least a half-sack in six straight games vs. Cleveland.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Recorded the 20th sack of his career…blocked an extra point in the third quarter, marking the first blocked PAT by the Steelers since 12/8/13 (Troy Polamalu).
  • 12/13 at Cincinnati: Sacked QB A.J. McCarron in the fourth quarter.
  • 12/20 vs. Denver: Brought down QB Brock Osweiler for an eight-yard loss…moved into sixth-place on the team’s sack list by a defensive lineman since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Recorded a strip sack on QB AJ McCarron in the second quarter, the first sack and forced fumble of his career in the postseason.

2014 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 games at DE in the regular season for the first time in his career…set a career-high with 7.5 sacks on the season…started the lone postseason contest.

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Started at DE for the first time in a season opener…recorded a sack on QB Brian Hoyer for a six-yard loss on the Browns’ final drive of the game…led the defensive line with five tackles…tied for the team-lead with three QB pressures.
  • 9/11 at Baltimore: Played in his 50th career contest.
  • 9/21 at Carolina: Led the team with a season-high four QB pressures.
  • 9/28 vs. Tampa Bay: Sacked QB Mike Glennon for a loss of 15 yards.
  • 10/12 at Cleveland: Recorded a sack on Cleveland’s first possession.
  • 11/9 at N.Y. Jets: Recorded a sack in the second quarter.
  • 12/7 at Cincinnati: Registered one sack on QB Andy Dalton.
  • 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Recorded 1.5 sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career and the first Steelers’ DE to record a multi-sack game since Brett Keisel (12/23/12 vs. Cincinnati).
  • 12/28 vs. Cincinnati: Sacked Dalton for a loss of seven yards…recorded sacks in back-to-back games for the second time in his career…totaled a season-best seven tackles.

2013 (16-13): Played in all 16 games, making 13 starts…recorded 5.0 sacks on the season.

  • 9/22 vs. Chicago: Started his first career NFL contest.
  • 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Led the team with a career-high six QB pressures.
  • 11/3 at New England: Sacked QB Tom Brady for a loss of eight yards.
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Recorded a sack for a loss of 11 yards…marked the first time in his career that he registered a sack in back-to back games.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Led the defensive line with seven tackles…recorded a career-high two pass breakups.  
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Sacked QB Jason Campbell in the second quarter for a seven-yard loss…recovered a fumble that was forced by S Troy Polamalu…marked his first career fumble recovery.
  • 12/8 vs. Miami: Recorded a career-high 12 tackles…also sacked QB Ryan Tannehill for a loss of eight yards.
  • 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Led the team with three QB pressures…added one sack.

2012 (16-0): Saw action at DE and on special teams in all 16 contests, finishing with 1.5 sacks.

  • 9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Registered one sack on QB Mark Sanchez.
  • 11/18 vs. Baltimore: Saw increased action at DE in place of injured DE Ziggy Hood…led the defensive line with five tackles.
  • 12/30 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a half-sack on QB Thad Lewis.

2011 (16-0/1-0): Saw action in all 16 regular-season games and the lone postseason contest in his rookie season…totaled one sack, two pass breakups and one forced fumble in the regular season.

  • 9/11 at Baltimore: Made his NFL debut.
  • 9/25 at Indianapolis: Recorded his first career pass breakup.
  • 10/9 vs. Tennessee: Registered his first career sack and forced fumble on QB Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter.
  • 12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Blocked his first career kick, a potential 33-yard field goal by K Mike Nugent…marked the first blocked field goal for Pittsburgh in 43 games (9/10/09 vs. Tennessee).
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Saw increased action at DE in place of injured DE Brett Keisel…had three tackles and one QB pressure.   

COLLEGE: Started 46-of-52 games at Ohio State (2007-10)…recorded 163 tackles, 37.5 TFLs, 15.0 sacks and six quarterback pressures...recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for a touchdown...had one interception, and he returned it 80 yards, which ranked at the time as the seventh-longest return by a Buckeye in school history and the longest interception return by a defensive lineman…also caused two fumbles...earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors and the Bill Willis Award, given by the OSU coaches to the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player in 2010…in 2009, earned All-Big Ten Conference second team honors and was the recipient of the Jack Stephenson Award, given by the coaching staff to the team’s Outstanding Defensive Lineman…earned Freshman All-American honors from Rivals.com, Scout.com and The Sporting News in 2007…majored in human development.

PERSONAL: Attended Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, Ga.)...a scholar-athlete, was named the 2006 Georgia Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year, helping Peachtree Ridge capture the state championship that season as a senior...totaled 88 tackles and 11.0 sacks during his senior campaign...son of former NFL and University of Pittsburgh running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward and Charlotte Heyward-Blackwell...Cameron’s stepfather, Cory Blackwell, played football at Wisconsin...married to Allie…the couple has one son, Callen Grey…started his foundation, “The Heyward House” in May of 2015…Full name: Cameron Phillips Heyward.