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Originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (31st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Named a defensive team captain for the fourth straight season… entering the 2019 season, has the second-most sacks (45.0) in team history among defensive linemen and seventh-most among all Steelers since the stat became official in 1982.
Named the Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2018 and 2015
- Entering the 2019 season, has the second-most sacks (45.0) in team history among defensive linemen and seventh-most among all Steelers since the stat became official in 1982.
- Entering the 2019 season, has registered nine multi-sack games in his NFL regular season career, including three in 2018.
- Named the Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2018.
- Led the team with a career-high 12.0 sacks in 2017– the first 10+ sack season by a Steeler since 2010 (James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley) and the third such season by a Pittsburgh defensive lineman (Keith Willis: 1983 – 14.0 and 1986 12.0) since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- Led the team with 7.0 sacks in 2015.
- Named the Steelers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015.
- In 2014, he became the team’s first defensive lineman to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks since Aaron Smith (2004), totaling a career-best 7.5 sacks.
- Recipient of the 2014 Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award,” which was established in honor of the Steelers’ founder, Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., and is presented annually to the Steeler that best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.
PRO (118-83/4-3): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to a pectoral injury on November 19, 2016…signed a new six-year contract with the Steelers on July 16, 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (31st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
2018 (16-16/0-0): Named a defensive team captain for the fourth-straight season…started all 16 regular season games for the third time in his career…finished the season with 51 tackles (29 solo), 8.0 sacks (second on the team), 18 QB hits (second on the team), 3 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…surpassed Aaron Smith for the second-most sacks by a Steelers defensive lineman and seventh-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- 9/9 at Cleveland: Tallied 7 tackles (5 solo) and 1.0 sack...brought down QB Tyrod Taylor for an 11-yard loss.
- 9/16 vs. Kansas City: Forced a fumble – the fifth defensive forced fumble of his NFL career, recovered by LB Anthony Chickillo and added 3 solo tackles and two QB hits.
- 10/7 vs. Atlanta: Credited with 1.5 sacks of QB Matt Ryan – marking the seventh multiple sack game in his regular-season career.
- 11/8 vs. Carolina: Brought down QB Cam Newton for a 5-yard sack in the first quarter and for 10-yard takedown in the fourth quarter to register the eighth multi-sack game of his regular-season career.
- 11/18 at Jacksonville: Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) and brought down QB Blake Bortles for a 7-yard sack in the fourth quarter... recovered a Jacksonville fumble on the final play of the game to seal the Steelers’ win.
- 11/25 at Denver: Split a sack with NT Javon Hargrave (-3.5 yards), bringing down QB Case Keenum in the fourth quarter.
- 12/2 vs. L.A. Chargers: Registered 4 tackles (1 solo), two QB hits, a pass defensed and a TFL.
- 12/9 at Oakland: Led the Steelers’ defensive line with 6 total tackles (4 solo).
- 12/16 vs. New England: Led the Steelers’ defense line with 4 total tackles (1 solo) and two QB hits.
- 12/30 vs. Cincinnati: Sacked QB Jeff Driskel twice, surpassing Aaron Smith for the second-most sacks by a Steelers defensive lineman and seventh-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
2017 (15-15/1-1): Named a defensive team captain for the third straight season…started all 15 of the regular season games he played in…finished the season with a career-high 12.0 sacks, 45 tackles (30 solo), 22 QB hits, 16 TFLs, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…recorded four multi-sack performances in 2017, tying for most in the league…his 12.0 sacks tied for third-most among AFC defensive linemen and tied for sixth among all NFL defensive linemen in sacks in 2017.
- 10/1 at Baltimore: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week…registered the third multi-sack game in his regular-season career, bringing down QB Joe Flacco twice…credited with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the second quarter giving Pittsburgh the ball at the Baltimore 28-yard line – the third forced fumble and third fumble recovery of his NFL career.
- 10/29 at Detroit: Recorded the 30th sack of his NFL career – bringing down QB Matthew Stafford for an 11-yard loss in the first quarter – tying Brett Keisel for the third-most by a Steelers defensive lineman since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- 11/16 vs. Tennessee: Sacked QB Marcus Mariota twice...broke a tie with Brett Keisel (30.0) for sole possession of the third-most sacks by a Steelers defensive lineman since sacks became official in 1982.
- 11/26 vs. Green Bay: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week…registered the fifth game of his regular-season career with multiple sacks, sacking QB Brett Hundley twice…added 6 tackles (3 solo), 2 TFLs and three QB hits...increased his 2017 sack total to 9.0 to establish a new single-season career high (7.5 in 2014)...surpassed Clark Haggans (32.0) for the 10th-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- 12/10 vs. Baltimore: Played in the 100th regular-season game of his NFL career – all with the Steelers.
- 12/25 at Houston: Was one of two Steelers with multiple sacks, bringing down QB T.J. Yates for a 1-yard sack in the first quarter and recording a strip-sack of Yates in the second quarter...established a single-game high for sacks in the first half of a game with 2.0 (1.5 Dec. 21, 2014)…is the first Steelers defensive lineman to record at least 2.0 sacks in the first half of a game since Nov. 9, 2009 (Brett Keisel at Denver)...surpassed Lawrence Timmons and Kevin Greene (35.5) for the eighth-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…forced a fumble on his second sack that was recovered by linebacker Bud Dupree in the second quarter.
2016 (7-7/0-0): Named a defensive team captain for the second straight season…started seven games during the regular season…inactive for two games due to a left hamstring injury (10/16 at Miami and 10/23 vs. New England)…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List due to a pectoral injury on November 19, and missed the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
- 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Recovered a fumble on the final play of the game…marked his second career fumble recovery…tied a single-game career-high with two pass breakups.
- 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Recorded a single-game career-high 3.0 sacks…became just the fourth defensive end in team history to record at least 3.0 sacks in a single game (since sacks became an official statistic in 1982) and the first since Ray Seals in 1994 (11/6 at Houston).
- 10/9 vs. N.Y. Jets: Made his 50th career start…left the game in the first quarter with a left hamstring injury and did not return.
2015 (16-16/2-2): Named a defensive team captain for the first time in his career…started all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season…led the team with 7.0 sacks during the regular season…has recorded at least 5.0 sacks in three straight seasons, becoming the second defensive end (Keith Willis) to record 5.0 sacks in three or more consecutive seasons since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…also started both postseason contests.
- 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Tallied his first sack of the season.
- 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Recorded a sack and forced fumble on QB Joe Flacco, with the ball recovered by CB Ross Cockrell.
- 10/25 at Kansas City: Sacked QB Alex Smith for a 5-yard loss.
- 11/1 vs. Cincinnati: Blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter, the second blocked field goal of his career…marked the first blocked field goal by the Steelers since his block vs. Cincinnati on 12/4/11.
- 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Sacked QB Johnny Manziel for a 3-yard loss…has recorded at least a half-sack in six straight games vs. Cleveland.
- 11/29 at Seattle: Recorded the 20th sack of his career…blocked an extra point in the third quarter, marking the first blocked PAT by the Steelers since 12/8/13 (Troy Polamalu).
- 12/13 at Cincinnati: Sacked QB A.J. McCarron in the fourth quarter.
- 12/20 vs. Denver: Brought down QB Brock Osweiler for an 8-yard loss…moved into sixth-place on the team’s sack list by a defensive lineman since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Recorded a strip sack on QB AJ McCarron in the second quarter, the first sack and forced fumble of his career in the postseason.
2014 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 games during the regular season for the first time in his career…set a career-high with 7.5 sacks on the season…started the lone postseason contest.
- 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Started for the first time in a season opener…recorded a sack on QB Brian Hoyer for a 6-yard loss on the Browns’ final drive of the game…led the defensive line with 5 tackles…tied for the team-lead with three QB pressures.
- 9/28 vs. Tampa Bay: Sacked QB Mike Glennon for a loss of 15 yards.
- 10/12 at Cleveland: Recorded a sack on Cleveland’s first possession.
- 11/9 at N.Y. Jets: Recorded a sack in the second quarter.
- 12/7 at Cincinnati: Registered a sack on QB Andy Dalton.
- 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Recorded 1.5 sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career and the first Steelers’ DE to record a multi-sack game since Brett Keisel (12/23/12 vs. Cincinnati).
- 12/28 vs. Cincinnati: Sacked Dalton for a 7-yard loss…recorded sacks in back-to-back games for the second time in his career…totaled a season-best 7 tackles.
2013 (16-13): Played in all 16 games, making a then career-best 13 starts…started his first career game 9/22 vs. Chicago…recorded 5.0 sacks on the season, his first season with at least five quarterback takedowns.
- 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Led the team with a career-high six QB pressures.
- 11/3 at New England: Sacked QB Tom Brady for an 8-yard loss.
- 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Recorded an 11-yard sack…marked the first time in his career that he registered a sack in back-to back games.
- 11/24 at Cleveland: Sacked QB Jason Campbell in the second quarter for a 7-yard loss…recovered a fumble that was forced by S Troy Polamalu…marked his first career fumble recovery.
- 12/8 vs. Miami: Recorded a career-high 12 tackles…also sacked QB Ryan Tannehill for an 8-yard loss.
- 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Led the team with three QB pressures…added 1.0 sack.
2012 (16-0): Saw action on the defensive line and on special teams in all 16 contests.
- 9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Registered 1.0 sack on QB Mark Sanchez.
- 11/18 vs. Baltimore: Saw increased action at DE in place of injured DE Ziggy Hood…led the defensive line with 5 tackles.
- 12/30 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a half-sack on QB Thad Lewis.
2011 (16-0/1-0): Saw action in all 16 regular-season games and the lone postseason contest in his rookie season…totaled 1.0 sack, two pass breakups and one forced fumble in the regular season.
- 9/11 at Baltimore: Made his NFL debut.
- 9/25 at Indianapolis: Recorded his first career pass breakup.
- 10/9 vs. Tennessee: Registered his first career sack and forced fumble on QB Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter.
- 12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Blocked his first career kick, a potential 33-yard field goal by K Mike Nugent…marked the first blocked field goal for Pittsburgh in 43 games (9/10/09 vs. Tennessee).
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Saw increased action in place of injured DE Brett Keisel…had three tackles and one QB pressure.
COLLEGE: Started 46-of-52 games at Ohio State (2007-10)…recorded 163 tackles, 37.5 TFLs, 15.0 sacks and six quarterback pressures...recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for a touchdown...had one interception, and he returned it 80 yards, which ranked at the time as the seventh-longest return by a Buckeye in school history and the longest interception return by a defensive lineman…also caused two fumbles...earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors and the Bill Willis Award, given by the OSU coaches to the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player in 2010…in 2009, earned All-Big Ten Conference second team honors and was the recipient of the Jack Stephenson Award, given by the coaching staff to the team’s Outstanding Defensive Lineman…earned Freshman All-American honors from Rivals.com, Scout.com and The Sporting News in 2007…majored in human development.
PERSONAL: Attended Peachtree Ridge HS (Suwanee, Ga.)...a scholar-athlete, was named the 2006 Georgia Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year, helping Peachtree Ridge capture the state championship that season as a senior...totaled 88 tackles and 11.0 sacks during his senior campaign...son of former NFL and University of Pittsburgh running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward and Charlotte Heyward-Blackwell...Cameron’s stepfather, Cory Blackwell, played football at Wisconsin...married to Allie…the couple has one son, Callen Grey, and a daughter, Chloe…started his foundation, “The Heyward House” in May of 2015…Full name: Cameron Phillips Heyward.