Stephon Tuitt

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Stephon Tuitt
Stephon Tuitt 2013.jpg
Tuitt during a 2013 game against Stanford
No. 91     Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-05-23) May 23, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Monroe (GA) Area
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Stephon Jakiel Tuitt (born May 23, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

High School[edit]

Stephon attended Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Georgia. As a junior, he recorded 56 tackles, 24 for loss, including 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. In 2010, as a senior, he led Monroe Area to an 11-2 record and third-round appearance in the Georgia Class AAA state playoffs, after Monroe Area had finished a combined 0-20 the previous two seasons. His efforts led him to being selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 2nd best strongside defensive end in the nation, he accepted a scholarship offer from Notre Dame over offers from Georgia Tech and Georgia.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Tuitt began his collegiate career by playing in 9 games, 3 in which he started. He recorded 30 tackles, including 3 for loss, and two sacks to go along with five quarterback hurries. He received Third-Team Freshman All-America honors by Phil Steele. In his sophomore season, he earned a starting position, and recorded 42 tackles, including 13 for loss, 12 sacks, nine quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and returned a 77 yard fumble for a touchdown against Navy. He earned second team All-American honours by the Associated Press.[2] As a junior, after dealing with the effects from off-season hernia surgery,[3] he totaled 49 total tackles, including nine for a loss, 7.5 sacks, forced a fumble and had a diving interception return for a TD against Michigan.

On January 5, 2014, he announced he would forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

Career Statistics
Year Team Games Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Solo Ast Total TFL – Yds No – Yds Int – Yds BU PD Qbh Rcv – Yds FF Kick Saf
2011 Notre Dame 9 11 19 30 3.0 – 21 2.0 – 18 0 – 0 1 1 5 0 – 0 0 0 0
2012 Notre Dame 13 24 23 47 13.0 – 93 12.0 – 89 0 – 0 1 1 9 1 – 77 3 1 0
2013 Notre Dame 13 24 25 49 9.0 – 62 7.5 – 56 1 – 0 2 3 13 0 – 0 1 0 0
Career 35 59 68 127 25.0 – 176 21.5 – 163 1 – 0 4 5 27 1 – 77 4 1 0

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Due to his long frame, athleticism, and pass rush ability, Tuitt has received many comparisons among scouts to former New England Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour.[5] He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 304 lb 34 34 in 10 in x s x s x s x s x s x in x ft x in 31 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On June 18, 2014, he signed his four-year rookie contract with the Steelers.[8]

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