Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Pick Toney Clemons

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have signed the first of their four seventh-round draft picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, wide receiver Toney Clemons. The financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed, but the deal will total out at around $2.15 million and include base salaries of $390,000. $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.

Clemons (6-2, 210), who was the 231st overall pick, is from Pittsburgh and attended Valley High School. He spent the first two years at the University of Michigan before transferring to the University of Colorado. Clemons was not invited to the 2012 Scouting Combine, but did run a reported 4.4 40-yard dash at his pro day. He also registered a 36″ vertical leap to go along with a 10\’08” broad jump.

In 2011 Clemons led Colorado with 680 receiving yards and was second on the team in receptions with 44. He also posted a team-high 8 touchdown receptions and recorded 476 receiving yards and three 100-yard receiving games in his final five games of the 2011 season.

Clemons is the third Steelers draft pick to sign as fourth round nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu and fifth round running back Chris Rainey also agreed to terms this past weekend.

  • Woodleykills56

    Keep em coming…

  • Bobby Bowers

    No wonder everyone tries to make it in the NFL… 7th round pick minimum NFL salary is nearly $400k, and that’s higher than any senator, corporate big wigs,–

    — 99% of all doctors and lawyers come nowhere near. this benchmark It’s great work if you can get it. ( don’t hate the player, hate the game…)

  • SteelersBall

    Most of the senators should be fired anyway.

  • Jabsosteel


    I agree that it’s a good gig if you can get it, but I’d hold off on saying that it’s better than a corporate “bigwig” paycheck. In fact, I’m not sure that any of the CEO’s for mid to large sized firms make less than a cool million annually.