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Steelers select Gray in seventh round

Derwin Gray
Tackle
Maryland
6-4, 320
Washington, D.C.
Friendship Collegiate High School
7th Round – 219th Overall

CAREER NOTES
Appeared in 35 games at Maryland, making 25 starts.

2018 SEASON
Started all 10 of 12 games played at left tackle…helped block for the 17th best rushing offensive in the nation and third best in the Big Ten (230.2 average per game)…blocked for a team that tallied 200 rushing yards or more in six games…helped four different running backs eclipse 100-yards rushing in games…part of an offensive line that paved the way for 444 rushing yards at Bowling Green (Sept. 8) – the team's most since 1999 against Virginia (445).

2017 SEASON
Started all 12 games at left tackle, earning the team's James M. Tatum Memorial Award as the program's best lineman…helped the Maryland ground game eclipse 160.0 yards per game for the third consecutive year – its longest such streak since 2001-03…provided blocking for four different starting quarterbacks which only threw eight interceptions – the fewest in school history since 2003.

2016 SEASON
Saw action in all 13 games with three starts at left tackle…helped pave the way for a Maryland ground game that registered over 2,500 yards for the first time since 2003…blocked for Ty Johnson to become the ninth 1,000-yard rusher in school history…made his first collegiate start at No. 2 Michigan (Nov. 5).

2015 SEASON
Appeared in two games, making Maryland debut vs. Michigan (Oct. 3).

2014 SEASON
Redshirt.

2013
Spent the 2013 season at Fork Union (Fork Union, Va.) Academy.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) Academy…part of a 2012 team that captured the DCSAA Championship as a senior…played in the Under Armour All-American Game.

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