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Steelers Have 24th Selection in 2012 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 24th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft that will be held April 26-28 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.


The Steelers have a total of 10 selections in the 77th annual draft, including their own selection in each of the seven rounds plus three compensatory selections in the seventh round. This is the third time in league history the NFL will conduct a three-day draft and the 19th consecutive year for the seven-round format with a total of 253 draft picks.


The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m., and only the first round will be completed on the first day. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, April 27, beginning at 7 p.m. The final four rounds will take place on Saturday, April 28, beginning at noon. Teams are allotted 10 minutes for each selection in the first round and seven minutes in the second round. Five minutes are permitted for all subsequent rounds.

For the seventh consecutive year, two networks will be televising the Draft in its entirety. NFL Network, which is airing the Draft for the seventh time, will televise all three days of the Draft while ESPN/ESPN2 will continue their annual coverage of the entire draft through its conclusion. Additionally, the Steelers' official web site (www.steelers.com) and NFL.com will have exclusive coverage and behind-the-scenes features, and Sirius NFL Radio will broadcast a live streaming audio feed throughout the Draft.

FAN PARTICIPATION:Steelers fans can participate in Draft Day festivities at the 2012 Steelers Fan Blitz, presented by Xfinity. Steelers Fan Blitz will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Heinz Field and will feature a number of fun-filled events, prize giveaways, and a chance for fans to meet the Steelers' 2012 No. 1 Draft Pick as well as some of their favorite Steelers' alumni. Additionally, the dedication ceremony for the Terrible Towel Wall in the Coca-Cola Great Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. For more information on all of the day's events, please log on to www.steelers.com.


Tickets are now on sale at Steelers Sideline Stores at the Monroeville Mall, South Hills Village, Pittsburgh Mills, Prime Outlets at Grove City and Heinz Field as well as www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event at the Steelers Ticket Office at Gate B at 10 a.m.

STEELERS 2012 DRAFT SELECTIONS:1-24; 2-56; 3-86; 4-119; 5-159; 6-193; 7-231; 7-240; 7-246; 7-248.

STEELERS DRAFT HISTORY

MOST CHOICES:

All-Time: 30 were chosen in each draft from 1943-48.

Modern Era: 22 in 1971 (11 off., 10 def., 1 sp.); 1976 (12 off., 10 def.)

FEWEST CHOICES:

All-Time: 5 in 2003 (2 off., 3 def.)

Modern Era: 5 in 2003 (2 off., 3 def.)

HIGHEST CHOICE:

First overall choice in Draft: 1956 (DB Gary Glick); 1970 (QB Terry Bradshaw)

LATEST FIRST CHOICE:

Eighth round in 1959 and 1963

FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES BY POSITION: (since 1970)

  • 7 Defensive Backs (1973, 75, 78, 87, 93, 97, 03)
  • 7 Wide Receivers (1971, 74, 84, 94, 99, 00, 06)
  • 7 Offensive Linemen (1986, 89, 92, 96, 98, 02, 10)
  • 7 Defensive Linemen (1981, 83, 85, 88, 01, 09, 11)
  • 5 Running Backs (1972, 79, 82, 89, 09)
  • 4 Tight Ends (1976, 90, 95, 05)
  • 3 Quarterbacks (1970, 80, 04)
  • 3 Linebackers (1977, 91, 07)

Steelers Drafts since 2007(Head Coach Mike Tomlin's First Year)

YearRdPlayerPos.School
2011(31st overall)
1Cameron HeywardDEOhio State
2Marcus GilbertOTFlorida
3Curtis BrownCBTexas
4Cortez AllenCBCitadel
5Chris CarterLBFresno State
6Keith WilliamsOGNebraska
7Baron BatchRBTexas Tech

YearRdPlayerPos.School
2010(18th overall)
1Maurkice PounceyCFlorida
2Jason WorildsLBVirginia Tech
3Emmanuel SandersWRSMU
4Thaddeus GibsonLBOhio State
5aChris ScottOTTennessee
5bCrezdon ButlerCBClemson (compensatory selection)
5cStevenson SylvesterLBUtah (acquired the 35th pick in the fifth round and CB Bryant McFadden via a trade with the Arizona Cardinals for the 24th pick in the fifth round)
6aJonathan DwyerRBGeorgia Tech
6bAntonio BrownWRCentral Michigan (compensatory selection)
7Doug WorthingtonDTOhio State

YearRdPlayerPos.School
2009(32nd overall)
1Ziggy HoodDEMissouri
3aKraig UrbikOGWisconsin (acquired via a trade with Denver in return for the 15th pick in the third round and the 20th pick in the third round
3bMike WallaceWRMississippi (acquired via a trade with Denver in return for the 15th pick in the third round and the 20th pick in the third round
3cKeenan LewisCBOregon State
5aJoe BurnettCBCentral Florida
5bFrank SummersRBUNLV
6Sunny HarrisDTOregon
7aA.Q. ShipleyCPenn State (acquired via a trade with Tampa Bay in return for C Sean Mahan)
7bDavid JohnsonTECentral Arkansas

YearRdPlayerPos.School
2008(23rd overall)
1Rashard MendenhallRBIllinois
2Limas SweedWRTexas
3Bruce DavisLBUCLA
4Tony HillsTTexas
5Dennis DixonQBOregon
6Mike HumpalLBIowa
7Ryan MundyDBWest Virginia

YearRdPlayerPos.School
2007(15th overall)
1Lawrence TimmonsLBFlorida State
2LaMarr WoodleyLBMichigan
3Matt SpaethTEMinnesota
4aDaniel SepulvedaPBaylor (acquired via a trade with Green Bay in return for the 20th pick in the fourth round and the 18th pick in the sixth round)
4bRyan McBeanDEOklahoma State
5aCameron StephensonOGRutgers
5bWilliam GayCBLouisville
7Dallas BakerWRFlorida

Steelers first-round draft selections(1969-2011)

YearNamePositionCollege
1969Joe Green (4)DTNorth Texas State
1970Terry Bradshaw (1)QBLouisiana Tech
1971Frank Lewis (8)WRGrambling
1972Franco Harris (13)RBPenn State
1973James Thomas (24)DBFlorida State
1974Lynn Swann (21)WRSouthern California
1975Dave Brown (26)DBMichigan
1976Bennie Cunningham (28)TEClemson
1977Robin Cole (21)LBNew Mexico
1978Ron Johnson (22)CBEastern Michigan
1979Greg Hawthorne (28)RBBaylor
1980Mark Malone (28)QBArizona State
1981Keith Gary (17)DEOklahoma
1982Walter Abercrombie (12)RBBaylor
1983Gabriel Rivera (21)NTTexas Tech
1984Louis Lipps (23)WRSouthern Mississippi
1985Darryl Sims (20)DEWisconsin
1986John Reinstra (9)GTemple
1987Rod Woodson (10)CBPurdue
1988Aaron Jones (18)DEEastern Kentucky
1989Tim Worley (7)
Tom Ricketts (24)
RB
OT
Georgia
Pittsburgh
1990Eric Green (21)TELiberty
1991Huey Richardson (15)LBFlorida
1992Lean Searcy (11)OTMiami
1993Deon Figures (23)CBColorado
1994Charles Johnson (17)WRColorado
1995Mark Bruener (27)TEWashington
1996Jamain Stephens (29)OTNorth Carolina A&T
1997Chad Scott (24)CBMaryland
1998Alan Faneca (26)OGLouisiana State
1999Troy Edwards (13)WRLouisiana Tech
2000Plaxico Burress (8)WRMichigan State
2001Casey Hampton (19)NTTexas
2002Kendall Simmons (30)OGAuburn State
2003Troy Polamalu (16)SUSC
2004Ben Roethlisberger (11)QBMiami (Ohio)
2005Heath Miller (30)TEVirginia
2006Santonio Holmes (25)WROhio State
2007Lawrence Timmons (15)LBFlorida State
2008Rashard Mendenhall (23)RBIllinois
2009Ziggy Hood (32)DEMissouri
2010Maurkice Pouncey (8)CFlorida
2011Cameron Heyward (31)DEOhio State

Steelers Draft History(since 1969)

YearTotalSelectionsOffensiveDefensiveSpecialist
1969 (17 rounds)17971
1970191270
19712211101
1972191180
1973207130
19742110110
1975211290
19762212100
1977 (12 rounds)181080
197814662
197915861
1980151050
198111650
198214671
198314950
1984121020
198513481
198613670
198713670
198813760
198913580
199013760
199112750
199214860
1993 (8 rounds)10460
1994 (7 rounds)10550
199510451
19969450
19978440
199810550
199911551
20009540
20017340
20028440
20035230
20048530
20035230
20048530
20058530
20069720
20078341
20087430
20099540
201010550
20117340
TOTALS54128125010

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