STEELERS | Alex Highsmith is ready for the challenge of the NFL

By Chris Pugh

Did you know that Pittsburgh Steelers third-round draft pick Alex Highsmith got his TV start as a baby on Dawson’s Creek?

But the University of Charlotte linebacker wants to be known for a lot more and is ready for the challenge of the NFL as he gets ready to learn behind Steelers standout defenders T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree.

“I’m ready for the challenge”, he told reporters on his teleconference call after he was drafted. “Me being from a small school, I haven’t got as much competition playing against the best, but some of my best games the past couple years have been the Power 5 teams we’ve played.”

Read more about Highsmith’s introduction here.

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