PRO (0-0/0-0): Ethan Hemer signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 5, 2015…added to the Steelers’ practice squad on November 14, 2014…released from the Steelers’ practice squad on November 5, 2014…added to the Steelers’ practice squad on October 15, 2014…released by the Steelers on August 30, 2014…originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10, 2014.
2014 (0-0/0-0): Spent portions of the season on the Steelers’ practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played in 54 games with 42 starts at Wisconsin…finished with 92 tackles (43 solo), six TFLs, two sacks, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed…majored in elementary education. 2013: Played in all 13 games with eight starts…recorded seven tackles (six solo), two TFLs, two passes defensed and recovered one fumble…registered two tackles in the Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina…made a season-high three tackles, including one tackle for loss at Iowa. 2012: Started all 14 games for the second consecutive season…finished the season with 24 tackles (14 solo), 2.5 TFLs, one sack and three passes defensed…made two tackles in the Rose Bowl against Stanford…registered one tackle, including one TFL and one sack vs. Illinois…tallied five tackles and 0.5 TFL vs. UTEP. 2011: Appeared in and started all 14 games for the first time in his career…registered two tackles in the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon…made a season-high five tackles in the Big Ten Championship game vs. Michigan State…recorded his first career sack against Michigan State in the regular season and also added one tackle…tallied four tackles against UNLV and was named Wisconsin’s defensive player of the week for his effort. 2010: Played in all 13 games, starting the final six games of the season…made two tackles in the Rose Bowl vs. TCU…recorded a career-high six tackles in his first career start at Iowa and was named Wisconsin’s co-defensive player of the week. 2009: Redshirted…named Wisconsin’s defensive scout team player of the week vs. Purdue.
PERSONAL: Attended Medford High School (Medford, Wisc.), playing football for head coach Ted Wilson…was a first-team all-state selection (WFCA, Wisconsin Preps) as a senior…garnered second-team all-state selection from The Associated Press as well as first-team all-region, all-area and all-conference honors…named conference player of the year as a senior…was a team captain whose career totals included 146 tackles, 47 TFLs and 11.0 sacks…member of the National Honor Society…son of Jeff and Kathy Hemer…Full name: Ethan John Hemer.