The Steelers have signed their third-round draft pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, linebacker Sean Spence. Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.
Spence (5-11, 231), who was the 86th overall pick, played collegiately at the University of Miami. He started 40-of-47 games at linebacker, finishing 11th in school history with 318 tackles (170 solo). Spence also recorded 10.5 sacks, 47 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and one interception returned for a touchdown. He is one of six Hurricanes to record 100 tackles at least twice in his career. As a senior, Spence earned All-American fourth-team honors from Phil Steele and was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.