The 14th known rookie minicamp tryout has been invited by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ three day workout. And he has a couple things in common with the head coach.
Last week, William & Mary announced WR Kevin Hart was extended the opportunity.
— W&M Tribe Athletics (@TribeAthletics) May 6, 2017
Hart had a very quiet college career and was hampered by injury for most of his senior season. He caught only six passes for 45 yards as a senior, appearing in just three games. 2015 was his best campaign, making 22 grabs for 287 yards and three scores.
Of course, Hart plays the same position and went to the same school as Mike Tomlin. Hart is also a Pittsburgh native, born in the city and attending Seton-La Salle Catholic High School. He did it all there, playing receiver, running back, linebacker, and punter. There, he ran for over 3600 yards and 66 total touchdowns.
His dad is Mark Hart, officially titled as the Vice President of Business and Development though his LinkedIn page lists him as the CFO of the team. Combine all those connections and it’s no surprise to see him get a tryout, a time where who you know can often help you get a spot. We’ve seen that with Mel Blount recommending C.J. Goodwin, who spent two years with the team before having success with the Atlanta Falcons as a cornerback.
Assuming all 14 reported show up, the team should be close to having its complete tryout list. In 2015, they had 17 and last year, invited 16. Four tryout players were signed to contracts last season.
To recap, since we’ve been posting it in bits and pieces, here is the complete known/reported Steelers’ tryout players.
Wayne Capers Jr/Duqesne
Kevin Hart/William & Mary
Rokeem Williams/Miami (OH)
Paul Butler Jr/Cal (PA)
Jerome Daniels/OT UTEP
Kendall Pace/OT Columbia
Chris Taylor/OG Tulane
Karmichael Dunbar/NT UL-Lafayette
Demond Tucker/NT Iowa State
Aaron Terry/Cal (PA)