Steelers Sign Two Draft Picks

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Steelers Sign Two

Draft Picks

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers announced today the signing of two of their draft picks for the 2008 season, quarterback Dennis Dixonand safety Ryan Mundy.  Financial terms of both three-year contracts were not released.

Dixon (6-3, 195) was the Steelers fifth round choice (156th overall) in this year's draft out of Oregon, where he was named the Pac-10 Conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, while guiding the Ducks to an 8-1 record and a No. 2 seed in the BCS standing before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He tallied 6,337 yards in total offense while setting the school's QB rushing career record of 1,208 yards. Dixon completed 444-of-695 passes for 38 touchdowns during his career.

Mundy (6-1, 215) was the Steelers sixth round choice (194th overall) in this year's draft out of West Virginia, where in 2007 he was the fourth-leading tackler for the Mountaineers with 62 tackles.  He tied the team lead with three interceptions for 75 yards and also led the team in pass breakups with seven. Mundy spent his first four years as starting safety at the University of Michigan and then transferred to West Virginia as a post-graduate transfer.  He finished his time at Michigan with 86 career tackles and three interceptions.

Dixon and Mundy join Tony Hills and Bruce Davisas the four* *2008 draft picks the Steelers have signed for the upcoming season.

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