Opponents by Group
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|Outside Own Division||7||17||8||9||2||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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|vs NFC Teams||3||6||5||1||1.5||1||1||0||0||0||0|
Opponents by Team
|New York Giants||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|TIAA Bank Field||1||5||1||4||0||0|
|M&T Bank Stadium||1||5||4||1||0||0|
Five-time captain (2015-19), three-time Pro Bowler ('17-'19) and two-time first-team All-Pro selection ('17, '19)... entering the 2020 season, has the second-most sacks (54.0) in team history among defensive linemen and eighth-most among all Steelers since the stat became official in 1982... name Steelers' Walter Payton Man of the year in 2015
- Five-time captain (2015-19), three-time Pro Bowler ('17-'19) and two-time first-team All-Pro selection ('17, '19).
- Entering the 2020 season, has the second-most sacks (54.0) in team history among defensive linemen and eighth-most among all Steelers since the stat became official in 1982.
- Entering the 2020 season, has registered 10 multi-sack games in his NFL regular season career.
- Not only led all 2019 NFL defensive tackles in stops with 83, but also led the League in tackles by a defensive lineman.
- His 83 tackles in 2019 were the most by a Steelers defensive lineman since Donald Evans had 84 in 1993.
- Heyward (2017, '18 and '19) is the only defensive linemen in franchise history with 8.0 or more sacks in at least three seasons.
- His 54.0 career sacks are the fifth-most among active defensive tackles in the League.
- 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.
- Two-time (2014 and 2019) recipient of the 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.
- Recorded 10 multi-sack games in his career – sixth-most in franchise history.
PRO (134-99/5-4): 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.
2019 (16-16/0-0): Started all 16 games…recorded 83 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 22 quarterback hits, 11 tackles for a loss and six passes defended…ranked second on the team in QB hits, third in sacks and third in TFLs…led all NFL defensive linemen in tackles…his 83 tackles were the most by a Steelers defensive lineman since Donald Evans had 84 in 1993…registered 7 or more tackles in 3 different games…his 22 QB hits were the second-most among all defensive tackles in the NFL…recorded 3 or more QB hits in 3 separate…Heyward and Aaron Donald were the only defensive tackles in the League with at least 3 QB hits in 3 or more games…his 9.0 sacks were the second-most among all defensive tackles in the NFL…his 11 TFLs were the fourth-most among all defensive tackles in the NFL.
- 9/8 at New England: Led the defensive line with 8 tackles (3 solo).
- 9/30 vs Cincinnati: Collected 6 tackles (4 solo), 2.5 sacks, 3 QB hits, 1 TFL and 1 forced fumble…with 47.5 career sacks, surpassed Dwight White for the ninth-most sacks in Steelers history…his 2.5 sacks were his most in a single game since a career-high 3.0 vs. Kansas City (Oct. 2, 2016)…registered the tenth multi-sack game of his career and holds the sixth-most multi-sack games in Steelers history.
- 10/6 vs Baltimore: Recorded a sack for the second week in a row, taking down Lamar Jackson for -3 yards in the second quarter.
- 10/28 vs Miami: Sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 4-yard loss in the fourth quarter…added 6 tackles (3 solo) and a pass defensed.
- 11/3 vs Indianapolis: Recorded 6 tackles (2 solo) and 1 QB hit and blocked an extra point late in the second quarter.
- 11/10 vs L.A. Rams: Registered 3 tackles (2 solo), 3 QB hits, 2 passes defensed, 1 TFL and 1.0 sack for a 10-yard loss.
- 11/14 at Cleveland: Recorded 6 tackles (5 solo), 1 TFL and 1 QB hit.
- 11/24 at Cincinnati: Tied for the team lead with 6 tackles (2 solo), 4 QB hits and an 8-yard sack of Ryan Finley.
- 12/1 vs Cleveland: Registered 6 tackles (3 solos), split a sack with Bud Dupree and recovered a fumble forced by Dupree.
- 12/8 at Arizona: Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) and a 5-yard sack of Kyler Murray.
- 12/15 vs Buffalo: Recorded 8 tackles (5 solo), 1 QB hit and 1 pass defensed.
- 12/22 at New York Jets: Registered 7 tackles (2 solo) and 1 QB hit.
- 12/29 at Baltimore: Registered 4 tackles (3 solo) with 1 TFL, 1 pass defensed, 2 QB hits and added a 7-yard sack of Robert Griffin III.
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, at the time, ranked 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…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, in 2009…earned Freshman All-American honors from Rivals.com, Scout.com and The Sporting News in 2007…graduated with a degree 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 two daughters, Chloe and Caia…started his foundation, "The Heyward House" in May 2015…full name: Cameron Phillips Heyward.