The Steelers signed second-round pick Pat Freiermuth, the tight end from Penn State.
Freiermuth played in 30 career games, starting 26. He was named the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team All-Big Ten by the media.
He holds the record for career touchdowns for a Penn State tight end with 16, and finished his career tied for eighth all-time at Penn State. For his career he has 1,185 receiving yards, ranked 26th overall in school history and third among tight ends at the school. He has 92 career receptions, which is tied for 20th all-time at Penn State.
He is thrilled to be with the Steelers, a team that has the playing style he embodies.
"I just like to be physical," said Freiermuth. "If that is blocking the whole game, pass protection the whole game or even running routes and catching the football. I like to do everything physical. I don't shy away from contact at all. I am not going to be a guy who is going to hurdle someone or juke someone. I am going to be a guy who runs through someone. I am going to try and bring the juice that way and dominate the guy through my physicality.
"The Steelers are known for that, that grittiness, put your hard hat on and work. That is what has made me successful in my career so far. Being part of an organization that prides themselves on that is something I am excited for."