The Steelers added another quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft, selecting South Dakota State quarterback Chris Oladokun in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the 241st overall pick.
The team also selected Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first round, with the 20th overall pick.
"It's pretty surreal to me," said Oladokun. "I am really thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Pittsburgh organization. I am super grateful.
"With them taking Pickett in the first round…I took a visit to Pittsburgh and enjoyed it. When they took him, I didn't know if I was out of play or not. I am just glad to be a Steeler now."
Oladokun has thrown for 3,164 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 2021 at South Dakota State. He rushed for 166 yards and also had two touchdown receptions.
"Every single day I am in there I am going to be the best teammate I can be," said Oladokun. "Hold myself accountable. Hold others accountable. Just do what I have been doing my whole life, working hard, being a leader and perfecting my craft every day. I am excited to be a Steeler."
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He plays with that same excitement, someone who brings passion to the game with every play.
"I would describe myself as someone who likes to play with a lot of enthusiasm, passion, extend plays outside of the pocket. I learned how to control the game from that standpoint. I can't wait to show Steelers fans what I can do."
Chris brings starting quarterback experience from two different college programs after transferring to South Dakota State over the summer ... began collegiate career at South Florida, where he started two games in 2018 ... completed 22-of-44 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns ... played in 19 games, including nine starts, in two seasons at Samford ... saw action in all 12 games in 2019, completing 169-of-272 passes for 2,064 yards and 18 touchdowns ... also rushed 127 times for 493 yards and eight touchdowns ... tied school record with six touchdown passes and seven total touchdowns (1 rushing) in 2018 game at Tennessee Tech ... started 2020-21 season opener and played in seven games ... was selected to play in the Blue-Grey Football All-American Bowl as a prep senior at Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida ... finished senior season with 1,390 passes and 15 touchdowns against only three interceptions in nine games ... career high school totals included 57 touchdown passes, which included a two-year stint at Alonso High School