Steelers officially ink second round pick from Penn State


He is Penn State's career leader in touchdowns by a tight end

Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) lines up during an NCAA college football game against Maryland in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 07, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially signed second-round pick Pat Freiermuth to his rookie contract.

The Penn State product was selected with the #55 overall selection in the NFL Draft.

Freiermuth started 26 of the 30 games that he played for the Nittany Lions, earning the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year honors, along with first-team All-Big Ten honors.

He is Penn State’s career leader in touchdowns by a tight end with 16, finishing his career eighth all-time in program history.

For his career, Freiermuth has amassed 92 receptions for 1,185 receiving yards.

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