PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE: Started 29-of-35 games, including his final 26 at left defensive end and his first three starting assignments at left tackle…finished with 127 tackles (59 solo), 21.5 sacks for minus-163 yards, 25.0 TFLs for 176 yards and 27 quarterback pressures…caused four fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 77 yards for a touchdown…deflected four passes, intercepted another in the end zone for a score and blocked one kick…his 21.5 sacks rank fourth in school history…ranks second on the team’s single-season sack list, as he posted 12.0 sacks in 2012…his 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown vs. Navy in 2012 was the second-longest in school history…majored in anthropology. 2013: Started all 13 games at left defensive end…ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 50 tackles (24 solo), leading the team for the second consecutive year with 7.5 sacks for minus-56 yards and nine TFLs totaling 62 yards…credited with 13 quarterback pressures, as he caused one fumble, scored on an interception and deflected two passes…recipient of the Notre Dame Moose Krause Lineman of the Year…also on the watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award…recorded an interception return for touchdown vs. Michigan, becoming the first Irish defensive player with a fumble and interception return for touchdown in a career since Tommy Zbikowski (2004-07)...recorded the fourth multiple-sack game of his career in 2013, which ranks third in school history for most career multi-sack games. 2012: Named All-American first-team by ESPN.com, Athlon Sports, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, adding second-team accolades from the Walter Camp Foundation, the Associated Press and Sporting News, along with honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly…added to the watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Bednarik Award and Ted Hendricks Award…started all 13 games at left defensive end, recording 47 tackles (24 solo), as he led the team with 12.0 sacks (second on the school season-record chart) for minus-89 yards and 13 TFLs for 93 yards…credited with nine quarterback pressures…returned a fumble recovery 77 yards for a touchdown and caused three fumbles…also deflected one pass and blocked a kick…his 77-yard fumble recovery was the second-longest in team history. 2011: Saw action in nine games, starting three…tallied 26 of 30 tackles (11 solo) over the final six games played...recorded two sacks for minus-18 yards, three TFLs for 21 yards, five QB pressures and a pass deflection.
PERSONAL: Attended Monroe Area High School (Monroe, Ga.), playing football for head coach Matt Figg…rated 38th nationally on Sports Illustrated list of top players during his senior season…named Georgia Class 3A all-state first-team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010…one of four Georgia players to be named to All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel, as a defensive end, but also performed at tight end…led Monroe High to an 11-2 record and a third-round appearance in the Georgia Class AAA state playoffs during his senior season, after the team had finished a combined 0-20 the previous two seasons…received first-team all-Georgia Region 8-AAA accolades after he posted 56 tackles, 24 stops-for-loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered…closed out his career by playing in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and in the Team USA vs. The World All-Star Game in Austin, Texas…son of Tamara Tuitt...Full name: Stephon Jakiel Tuitt.
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