Entrance Physical: LB Nick Herbig

Welcome to a new series, the “entrance physicals.” We will evaluate each new player signed by the Steelers with a focus on current health and past injuries. As always, these reports are based on publicly available information, including player interviews, injury reports and reliable news sources. I have no access to the players’ medical records and have not examined them or discussed this with them unless otherwise noted.


Age 21 (11/21/2001)  Height 6′ 2″  Weight 240 lbs  BMI 30.8



Played all 6 regular-season games in a COVID-shortened season due to cancelations as well as the bowl game. No documented injury.


Played in all 12 regular-season games and the bowl game. No documented injury.

Spring 2022

Left arm injury sustained in the offseason, kept him sidelined during spring 11-on-11 practice. Full participant in preseason practice.


Knee injury sustained in the Week 8 loss to Michigan State. 

With less than one minute to go in regulation in a tie game, Herbig dove after QB Payton Thorne, who scrambled for a first down on 3rd and 8. Herbig was slow to get up after this play and again on the following play, so this may be where his injury occurred:

Herbig missed the following week against Purdue but stated that he could have played if necessary, despite not being able to practice all week. No further details were given by the player or the coach, but Herbig said he was rehabbing his knee and it did not feel quite right prior to the game. He had the following bye week to further recover and returned for Week 10 versus Maryland, logging five quarterback pressures and two sacks.


Clean bill of health. Should be ready to participate in rookie minicamp and OTAs.

Occasionally wore right upper-arm brace in 2022 but no known history of right arm injury.

Level of Fitness: Excellent

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