Former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson has returned to playing rugby, signing with London’s Harlequins in Premiership Rugby, the top level of English rugby union, according to a report by Rugby Pass.
NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, Christian Scotland-Williamson becomes @Harlequins fourth new signing ahead of the new season.
— chris jones (@chrisjonespress) July 8, 2021
A native of Waltham Forest, London, Scotland-Williamson played rugby for the Worcester Warriors from 2014-17 before trying his hand at American Football as a tight end with the Steelers.
As a part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, Scotland-Williamson was signed by the Steelers on May 1, 2018 and spent all of the 2018 and 2019 seasons on the team’s practice squad.
The Steelers released Scotland-Williamson on July 20, 2020 with a non-football injury designation.
Players signed through the International Player Pathway program do not count against the offseason 90-man roster or practice squad roster limits.
The Harlequins won the 2021 Premiership Final, the club’s second victory in the competition. The 2021-22 season will begin on Sept. 17.