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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Training Camp Roster & How It Was Built


The Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in Latrobe today with a completely filled 90 man roster. This time of year it is always fun to look over the roster heading into camp and see exactly how it was built.

You will notice that 40 of the 90 players on the roster are draft picks made by the Steelers, of which 9 are from the 2012 draft class. The breakdown consist of 10 first round picks, 4 second round picks, 7 third round picks, 5 fourth round picks, 4 fifth round picks, 3 sixth round picks and 7 seventh round picks.

The roster also includes 25 undrafted free agents that were originally signed by the Steelers, this list of players is of course headlined by James Harrison, Greg Warren, Doug Legursky, Ramon Foster, Steve McLendon and Isaac Redman.

There are 11 players on the training camp roster that were originally drafted by other teams and that list of players is headlined by Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich, Will Allen, Jerricho Cotchery and Leonard Pope.

The remaining 14 players were all undrafted free agents that had originally started their NFL careers with other teams. The most notable on that list is Ryan Clark, who the Steelers signed as an unrestricted free agent back in March of 2006.

Steelers 2012 Training Camp Roster

Steelers Draft Picks
# PLAYER POS AGE EXP COLLEGE YEAR TEAM ORIG
98 Casey Hampton NT 34 12 Texas 2001 Steelers Round 1
50 Larry Foote ILB 32 11 Michigan 2002 Steelers Round 4
99 Brett Keisel DE 33 11 Brigham Young 2002 Steelers Round 7
43 Troy Polamalu SS 31 10 USC 2003 Steelers Round 1
24 Ike Taylor CB 32 10 Louisiana-Lafayette 2003 Steelers Round 4
7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 30 9 Miami (Ohio) 2004 Steelers Round 1
78 Max Starks T 30 8 Florida 2004 Steelers Round 3
83 Heath Miller TE 29 8 Virginia 2005 Steelers Round 1
79 Trai Essex T/G 29 8 Northwestern 2005 Steelers Round 3
74 Willie Colon G/T 29 7 Hofstra 2006 Steelers Round 4
94 Lawrence Timmons ILB 26 6 Florida State 2007 Steelers Round 1
56 LaMarr Woodley OLB 27 6 Michigan 2007 Steelers Round 2
34 Rashard Mendenhall RB 25 5 Illinois 2008 Steelers Round 1
29 Ryan Mundy FS 27 4 West Virginia 2008 Steelers Round 6
96 Ziggy Hood DE 25 4 Missouri 2009 Steelers Round 1
23 Keenan Lewis CB 26 4 Oregon State 2009 Steelers Round 3
17 Mike Wallace WR 25 4 Mississippi 2009 Steelers Round 3
85 David Johnson FB 24 4 Arkansas State 2009 Steelers Round 7
53 Maurkice Pouncey C 23 3 Florida 2010 Steelers Round 1
93 Jason Worilds OLB 24 3 Virginia Tech 2010 Steelers Round 2
88 Emmanuel Sanders WR 25 3 SMU 2010 Steelers Round 3
55 Stevenson Sylvester ILB 24 3 Utah 2010 Steelers Round 5
71 Chris Scott T/G 24 2 Tennessee 2010 Steelers Round 5
84 Antonio Brown WR 24 3 Central Michigan 2010 Steelers Round 6
27 Jonathan Dwyer RB 22 3 Georgia Tech 2010 Steelers Round 6
97 Cameron Heyward DE 23 2 Ohio State 2011 Steelers Round 1
77 Marcus Gilbert T 24 2 Florida 2011 Steelers Round 2
31 Curtis Brown CB 23 2 Texas 2011 Steelers Round 3
28 Cortez Allen CB 23 2 The Citadel 2011 Steelers Round 4
54 Chris Carter OLB 23 2 Fresno State 2011 Steelers Round 5
20 Baron Batch RB 24 2 Texas Tech 2011 Steelers Round 7
66 David DeCastro G 22 R Stanford 2012 Steelers Round 1
76 Mike Adams T 22 R Ohio State 2012 Steelers Round 2
51 Sean Spence ILB 22 R Miami (FL) 2012 Steelers Round 3
95 Alameda Ta\'amu NT 21 R Washington 2012 Steelers Round 4
22 Chris Rainey RB 24 R Florida 2012 Steelers Round 5
68 Kelvin Beachum G 23 R SMU 2012 Steelers Round 7
11 Toney Clemons WR 23 R Colorado 2012 Steelers Round 7
37 Terrence Frederick CB 22 R Texas A&M 2012 Steelers Round 7
48 David Paulson TE 23 R Oregon 2012 Steelers Round 7
Steelers Undrafted Free Agents
# PLAYER POS AGE EXP COLLEGE YEAR TEAM ORIG
92 James Harrison OLB 34 9 Kent State 2002 Steelers UFA
60 Greg Warren LS 30 8 North Carolina 2005 Steelers UFA
64 Doug Legursky G/C 26 4 Marshall 2008 Steelers UFA
73 Ramon Foster G 26 4 Tennessee 2009 Steelers UFA
90 Steve McLendon NT 26 3 Troy 2009 Steelers UFA
33 Isaac Redman RB 27 3 Bowie State 2009 Steelers UFA
61 Kyle Jolly T 25 2 North Carolina 2010 Steelers UFA
42 Damon Cromartie-Smith SS 25 1 UTEP 2010 Steelers UFA
82 Weslye Saunders TE 23 2 South Carolina 2011 Steelers UFA
91 Corbin Bryant DE 24 1 Northwestern 2011 Steelers UFA
38 John Clay RB 24 1 Wisconsin 2011 Steelers UFA
62 John Malecki G/C 24 1 Pittsburgh 2011 Steelers UFA
46 Will Johnson FB 22 1 West Virginia 2012 Steelers UFA
40 Marshall McFadden ILB 25 1 South Carolina State 2012 Steelers UFA
72 Bridger Buche T 23 R Eastern Michigan 2012 Steelers UFA
9 Drew Butler P 23 R Georgia 2012 Steelers UFA
35 Terry Carter CB 24 R Louisiana Tech 2012 Steelers UFA
41 Andre Freeman CB 23 R Slippery Rock 2012 Steelers UFA
30 Robert Golden FS 21 R Arizona 2012 Steelers UFA
2 Daniel Hrapmann K 23 R Southern Mississippi 2012 Steelers UFA
69 Ikponmwosa Igbinosun DE 21 R Southern Connecticut State 2012 Steelers UFA
69 Ryan Lee G/C 23 R Furman 2012 Steelers UFA
3 Marquis Maze WR 23 R Alabama 2012 Steelers UFA
46 Adrian Robinson OLB 22 R Temple 2012 Steelers UFA
68 Jake Stoller DE 22 R Yale 2012 Steelers UFA
Draft Picks Made By Other Teams
# PLAYER POS AGE EXP COLLEGE YEAR TEAM ORIG
16 Charlie Batch QB 37 15 Eastern Michigan 1998 Lions Round 2
4 Byron Leftwich QB 32 10 Marshall 2003 Jaguars Round 1
26 Will Allen FS 30 9 Ohio State 2004 Buccaneers Round 4
89 Jerricho Cotchery WR 30 9 North Carolina State 2004 Jets Round 4
45 Leonard Pope TE 28 7 Georgia 2006 Cardinals Round 3
48 Brandon Johnson OLB 29 6 Louisville 2006 Cardinals Round 5
15 Derrick Williams WR 26 3 Penn State 2009 Lions Round 3
65 Al Woods DE 25 3 Louisiana State 2010 Saints Round 4
39 Walter McFadden CB 25 2 Auburn 2010 Raiders Round 5
47 Myron Rolle S 25 1 Florida State 2010 Titans Round 6
67 Kade Weston NT 25 2 Georgia 2010 Patriots Round 7
Undrafted Free Agents From Other Teams
# PLAYER POS AGE EXP COLLEGE YEAR TEAM ORIG
25 Ryan Clark FS 32 11 Louisiana State 2002 Giants UFA
6 Shaun Suisham K 30 8 Bowling Green State 2005 Cowboys UFA
49 Matt Katula LS 29 7 Wisconsin 2005 Ravens UFA
13 Jeremy Kapinos P 27 5 Penn State 2007 Jets UFA
57 Mortty Ivy ILB 26 2 West Virginia 2009 Panthers UFA
87 Juamorris Stewart WR 25 1 Southern 2010 Cardinals UFA
80 Jamie McCoy TE 25 1 Texas A&M 2010 Rams UFA
19 Tyler Beiler WR 23 1 Bridgewater 2011 49ers UFA
14 Jimmy Young WR 25 1 Texas Christian 2011 Bears UFA
44 Brandon Hicks ILB 23 1 Florida 2011 Bills UFA
49 Ryan Baker OLB 22 1 LSU 2011 Buccaneers UFA
66 Mike Blanc NT 25 1 Auburn 2011 Chargers UFA
18 David Gilreath WR 23 1 Wisconsin 2011 Colts UFA
8 Jerrod Johnson QB 23 1 Texas A&M 2011 Eagles UFA

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