The Steelers have added their next quarterback prospect, not from the draft, or free agency, but through a rookie camp invite. Slippery Rock quarterback Roland Rivers III has accepted the invite and will take the opportunity to further his football career, Slippery Rock Athletics annoucned Saturday night.
FB: From The Rock to the LEAGUE! Former Slippery Rock QB and 2019 @NCAADII Harlon Hill Trophy winner Roland Rivers III has agreed to terms and accepted an invite to the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Minicamp. More info coming tonight. pic.twitter.com/xiSNpCuqf6
— Rock Athletics (@Rock_Athletics) May 2, 2021
Rivers started his college career at Valdosta State in 2016, but transferred to Slippery Rock in 2018 following a shoulder injury. He played two season at SRU, totaling 7,181 yards, 80 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 26 games and added 1297 rushing yards and 16 scores on the ground.
Rivers won the Harlin Hill Award in 2019, given to the DII College Player of the Year. He was also selected to the All-PSAC West First Team in 2018 and 2019. Rivers holds Slippery Rock’s single season records for total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions and was 23-3 as a starter. The 6-foot-3, 230 pound Georgia native has a big build for the position with athleticism and accurate passing.
The Steelers have had a quarterback win their way from rookie minicamp onto the roster in very recent memory. Quarterback Devlin Hodges came to rookie minicamp in 2019 as a try-out, earned a contract, a roster spot and then eventually started for the Steelers later that season.