Steelers draft Connor Heyward, brother of Cameron Heyward

NFL: MAR 02 Scouting Combline
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Another pair of brothers will play together in Pittsburgh.

With the 208th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Steelers selected Connor Heyward, a tight end out of Michigan State.

Heyward is the brother of Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward. Their father, the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, played his college football at Pittsburgh and then had an 11-year NFL career.

Guess I got a roommate,” Cam Heyward wrote on Twitter.

The Steelers like having brothers on their roster. They also have T.J. Watt and Derek Watt, Terrell Edmunds and Trey Edmunds, and Carlos Davis and Khalil Davis.

2 responses to “Steelers draft Connor Heyward, brother of Cameron Heyward

  1. Cam’s mom to Cameron:
    “Watch out for your little brother, now.”
    Cam:
    “Awww mom! It’s a drag having to always watch him!”

  2. This family thing is nice, but let’s not lose focus on team-building as a meritocracy. While the Steelers now have four sets of brothers, it will be interesting what happens at FB. Both Derek Watt and Conner Hayward play this position. Pittsburgh is one of the few teams to even carry a FB, but we don’t need two.

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