PRO (34-6/0-0): Jonathan Dwyer appeared in 13 games and made six starts at RB…led the team in attempts (156) and rushing yards (623) in 2012……originally drafted by the Steelers as their first of two selections in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
PRO (34-6/0-0): Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on December 9, 2011 with a foot injury and missed the remainder of the 2011 season…originally drafted by the Steelers as their first of two selections in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
2013 (13-0): Jonathan Dwyer has seen action in 13 games…signed to the Steelers’ active roster on September 9, 2013 after RB LaRod Stephens-Howling was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List.
2012 (13-6): Appeared in 13 games and made six starts at RB…led the team in attempts (156) and rushing yards (623)…also tied for the team lead with a pair of rushing touchdowns…set new single-season career-highs in rushing yards, rushing attempts, rushing touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards, games played and games started…led the Steelers in rushing yards in nine games during the regular season…finished the season with two 100-yard rushing performances (Weeks 7-8) and became the first Steelers’ running back to eclipse 100 yards rushing in back-to-back games since 2008…9/9 at Denver: Led the team with 43 yards rushing on nine carries…added a team-long 11-yard rush…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Led the team in rushing for the second consecutive week…added a 12-yard reception…9/23 at Oakland: Saw action at RB and on special teams. Inactive for the next two games (vs. Philadelphia and at Tennessee)…10/21 at Cincinnati: Made his first career start at RB…recorded a career-high 122 rushing yards on 17 carries (7.2 avg.)…marked his second 100-yard rushing performance of his career (11 carries, 107 yards vs. Tennessee, 10/9/11)…10/28 vs. Washington: Finished with a game-high 107 yards rushing on 16 carries…marked his third career 100-yard rushing game…registered back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, becoming the first Steelers’ running back to do so since Willie Parker in 2008 (Weeks 1-2)…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Inactive due to a quad injury…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Led the team in carries (19) and yards (56)…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Finished with a game-high 55 rushing yards on 12 carries, and tied for second on the team with three receptions…11/25 at Cleveland: Finished with a team-high 19 rushing yards…12/2 at Baltimore: Recorded his first career rushing touchdown, a 16-yarder to tie the game 13-13 early in the third quarter…12/9 vs. San Diego: Had a team-high 32 yards rushing…12/16 at Dallas: Scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter to tie the game 17-17…marked his second rushing touchdown in the last three weeks…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Led the team in carries (11) and rushing yards (52).
2011 (7-0/0-0): Saw action at RB for seven games…had 16 carries for 123 yards on the season…registered a career-long 76-yard run and had 11 carries vs. Tennessee…was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 9, 2011 with a foot injury, and missed the remainder of the regular season and lone postseason contest…inactive for the first four games of the season…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Recorded 11 carries for a career-high 107 yards…marked the first 100-yard rushing game by a Steelers RB in the regular season since 11/28/10 at Buffalo (Rashard Mendenhall 151)…registered a career-long 76-yard run, which tied for the seventh-longest run from scrimmage in team history and the longest since 11/12/06 vs. New Orleans (Willie Parker 76)…caught his first career pass for six yards…added two special teams tackles…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action at RB and on special teams…had eight yards on two carries. Saw action on special teams over the next four games…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action on special teams and at RB…had three carries for eight yards…12/8: Placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a foot injury.
2010 (1-0/0-0): Was inactive for every game except the season finale on January 2, 2011, at Cleveland...saw action in place of injured RB Mewelde Moore...was inactive for all three postseason contests...1/2 at Cleveland: Saw action for the first time in his career at RB...had nine rushes for 28 yards, including a long of seven yards.
COLLEGE: Jonathan Dwyer played in 40 games at Georgia Tech, starting his last 27 at the B-Back position...carried 517 times for 3,226 yards (6.24 ypc.) and 35 touchdowns, adding 263 yards and a score on 15 receptions (17.53 ypc.) and 477 yards on 22 kickoff returns (21.68 avg.)...scored 218 points and generated 3,966 all-purpose yards, an average of 99.15 yards per game...ranks sixth in Georgia Tech annals with 3,226 yards rushing...his 1,395 yards rushing in both 2008 and 2009 placed fourth on the Tech season-record chart...he and quarterback Josh Nesbitt (1,037) formed the top rushing tandem in ACC history in 2009, as their total of 2,431 yards topped the previous conference season-record of 2,282 yards by North Carolina’s Don McCauley (1,720) and Ike Oglesby (562) in 1970...ran for over 100 yards 17 times during his career...had seven 100-yard rushing performances in 2009, which ranks fifth on the Tech season record list, as his nine 100-yard efforts in 2008 tied Tashard Choice’s single-season record set in 2006...ranks eighth on the Yellow Jackets’ career record list with 517 rushing attempts...his 35 rushing touchdowns at Tech ranked second to Robert Lavette’s 46, set in 1981-84...his 218 points scored placed fifth on Tech’s all-time record chart...amassed 3,966 all-purpose yards, the sixth-highest total by a Tech player...majored in management. 2009: Third-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report, adding honorable mention from Sports Illustrated...named All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team for the second-straight season, as the Doak Walker Award semifinalist ranked third in the ACC and 24th in the nation with an average of 99.64 yards per game rushing... started all 14 games at the B-Back position...led the team, as he matched his career-high from the 2008 season with 1,395 yards on 235 carries, the fourth-best yardage total in a campaign by a Tech player...his 14 touchdown runs tied for third on the school’s single-season list... it took more than one defender to bring him down on 89 of his rushing attempts, as Dwyer was tackled for a loss on 15 carries and stopped for no gain nine other times... Dwyer was the third player in Jacket history, joining Tashard Choice and Robert Lavette, to rush for 1,000 yards in a season two times. 2008: Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors and was selected the ACC’s Offensive Player of the Year...added All-America first-team honors from Pro Football Weekly...named ACC Player of the Week vs. Boston College by Rivals.com and co-Offensive Back of the Week vs. Miami by the league’s coaches...led the team with 1,395 yards on 200 carries, the fourth-best season total by a Yellow Jacket...averaged 6.98 yards per rushing attempt, scoring 12 times on the ground, the seventh-best season total in school annals... amassed 1,775 all-purpose yards, ranking second in the conference with an average of 136.54 yards per game. 2007: Played in all 13 games behind Tashard Choice at tailback, earning Freshman All-ACC honors...despite not starting any games, he finished second on the team with 436 yards on 82 carries (5.32 ypc.), scoring 54 points behind nine touchdown runs.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Dwyer donates the proceeds from his annual football camps to an innovative Neuro Feedback Lab in his home state of Georgia…in 2012 he and teammate Chris Carter co-hosted a mentoring dinner for a group of student-athletes from Perry High School in Pittsburgh…attended Kell High School (Marietta, Ga.)...ranked the fifth-best prospect in Georgia by Scout.com and eighth by Rivals. com...received Parade All-America recognition...Class AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year and Super Southern 100 pick by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...Top 50 in Georgia honoree by the Macon Telegraph, Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team choice...received all-state first-team accolades as a senior and was honorable mention during his junior season...in his final campaign, Dwyer rushed for 1,802 yards and 21 touchdowns, as he recorded five games with over 200 yards on the ground, including a career-best 307 vs. Centennial...also had 23 receptions for 220 yards and three touchdowns, scoring 25 times, including on a 99-yard kickoff return...as a junior, he ran for 1,863 yards and 24 touchdowns, adding 22 catches for 202 yards and two scores...son of Keely and Tony Dwyer...his younger brother, Jordan Dwyer, plays baseball at Gordon State College (Ga.)…Full name: Jonathan Anthony Avery Dwyer.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 of the 2013 preseason at Heinz Field.
Steelers Players team up with the Salvation Army and shop for winter clothes with children.
The best from the 2012 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Washington Redskins in Week 2 of the 2013 preseason at FedEx Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13 of the 2012 regular season.
Bob Labriola, Mike Prisuta and Missi Matthews take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs heading into free agency.
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jonathan Dwyer is providing a spark for the offense. Dwyer is becoming a third-down back who coaches and teammates say they can rely on.
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jonathan Dwyer talks about re-signing with the Steelers and staying in shape.
Craig Wolfley, Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews talk about head coach Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference and discuss who should start at running back against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 of the 2013 season.