Pitt defensive Jabaal Sheard was the fifth man off the board on Day 2 of the 2011 NFL draft and second Pitt player selected when the Browns drafted him 37th overall. Eleven picks later, Penn State contributed its first player in the draft's second round when Nittany Lions center Stefen Wisniewski was selected by Oakland.
04/29/2011 - 22:24
With the 31st pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected DE Cameron Heyward out of Ohio State. At 6'5" and 290 lbs, Heyward is an ideal fit as a defensive end in the Steelers 3-4 defense. Cameron is the son of the late Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, former Pitt and NFL running back.
04/28/2011 - 22:35
Jon Baldwin was the first local product off the board with the 26th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Pitt wideout will be heading to Kansas City to pair up with incumbent receiver Dwayne Bowe.
04/28/2011 - 22:25
1. The Steelers need to take a corner with the 31st selection, but Colorado’s Jimmy Smith will likely be gone by 31. That leaves Texas’ Aaron Williams and Miami’s Brandon Harris as possible selections.
04/26/2011 - 22:32
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert met with the media on Monday to discuss the team's direction and options in the upcoming NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night and runs through Saturday evening.
04/25/2011 - 23:10
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 31st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft that will be held April 28-30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
04/25/2011 - 13:55
While there are no first-rounders coming out of Pitt, Penn State or WVU this year, all three schools will likely have several players drafted before all is said and done in New York this month. Here's a look at where local college prospects might land in the 2011 NFL Draft.
04/22/2011 - 08:58
The Steelers will begin their 2011 season in Baltimore on Sept. 11.
04/19/2011 - 22:23
No football team is perfect; not this year’s Super Bowl champions, or last year’s champions, or even the “perfect” ’72 Dolphins who ended their season without a loss. And certainly not the Steelers team that defied the odds—and the injury-sheet—in an improbable run to the sport’s most important game last year.
04/18/2011 - 09:29
Everyone knows—or so we are told—that the Steelers draft well. Kevin Colbert will conduct his 12th draft April 28-30 as the team’s director of football operations and the one reasonably safe bet is that he will hit the mark with his first-round choice.
04/17/2011 - 16:05
Defending AFC Champions open at Washington and host Philly in nationally televised contest Aug. 18
04/12/2011 - 16:12
The NFL Players’ Association decertified as a union on March 11, resulting in the league locking out the players. The two sides appeared close to agreeing on a new collective bargaining agreement, but for now the fight heads to the courts.
04/11/2011 - 18:01
The Tulsa Talons forced three interceptions in a 45-22 win over the Pittsburgh Power in an Arena League Football game at Consol Energy Center Saturday night. The Power fall to 2-2 on the season.
04/02/2011 - 21:24
Kevin McCabe led the way offensively and the defense made a late stand on a two-point conversion as the Pittsburgh Power beat Milwaukee 49-47 to improve to 2-1 on the young season.
03/28/2011 - 22:29
In the days immediately following the 2003 NFL draft, Ike Taylor arrived in Pittsburgh from Gretna, La., a small town on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He was the Steelers’ fourth-round draft choice from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, a school about the size of IUP.
03/22/2011 - 19:28