All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
41 • Dravon Askew-Henry, rookie safety
Last year: The Aliquippa native had a stellar season for West Virginia as a senior and started all 51 career games in his career to set a Mountaineers record. Signed with the Steelers right after the draft as a UDFA and took part in minicamp and OTAs.
Stats: Tied for forth on the team with 54 tackles. Also had five tackles for a loss and two interceptions.
Honorable mention All-Big 12.
Camp outlook: In a crowded house at strong safety, behind former first-round draft pick Terrell Edmunds and veteran special teamer Jordan Dangerfield. Askew-Henry has experience as a hybrid linebacker in West Virginia’s 3-3-5 defense, so he could make some noise with strong play in sub packages, particularly the Dime. His experience in OTAs and minicamp will provide and advantage over later additions to the secondary.
Projected role: There isn’t an obvious path to a spot on the 53-man roster, but Askew-Henry is tough and durable and can play multiple positions. Seems like a perfect practice squad player.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/18/20
James Conner tested out his injured ankle and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Chase Claypool during practice on Friday, September 18, 2020.
This practice was in preparation for the Steelers week 2 game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Cam Heyward Named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1.
Heyward was honored for installing his first Little Free Library, a book-sharing box placed in underserved communities around the Pittsburgh area.
Congrats to @camheyward on being named Week 1 #CommunityMVP for installing his first Little Free Library. The book-sharing boxes provide 24-7 access to literacy for underserved Pittsburgh communities while honoring the legacy in education of his late grandfather. pic.twitter.com/uKwbnz28A1— NFLPA (@NFLPA) September 18, 2020
Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that “inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”
The installation of the book-sharing boxes marks the launch of the Rufus and Judy Jordan Literacy Project, a new initiative of the Cameron Heyward Foundation that will work to promote children’s literacy and honor his late grandparents, both of whom were lifelong educators in Pittsburgh.
Drafted in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Heyward has spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, and has twice received First-Team All-Pro honors.
Heyward and the Steelers agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million contract extension on Sept. 6 that will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh and make him the highest-paid defense player over the age of 30 in NFL history.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/17/20
The Steelers finally experienced a practice with almost everyone on the roster able to take the field. Only two players did not take part in practice before their week 2 game against Denver.
Alex Highsmith and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out from the rest on Thursday, September 17, 2020.