Report: Steelers Met With Injured Oklahoma FB/TE Trey Millard At Combine

Oklahoma fullback/tight end Trey Millard will not participate in workouts at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine this week because of a torn ACL suffered last October, but that didn’t deter the Pittsburgh Steelers from wanting to talk to him.

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider on Twitter, Millard, who many thought might be a borderline top-100 prospect prior to getting injured, is one of the 60 players the Steelers chose to meet with for 15 minutes while in Indianapolis.

Millard finished his college career with 98 rushes for 538 yards and six touchdowns. He also chipped in another 70 catches for 677 yards and seven scores. In addition, he was the co-winner of the 2013 Don Key Award, an award given annually to an Oklahoma senior (or seniors) who best demonstrate all-around excellence on and off the field.

Millard, who also served as a team captain the past two seasons, played fullback, tight end, single back and H-back for the Sooners in addition to being one of their top special teams players. He played in 48 career games with 18 starts before suffering his knee injury.

  • RyanW

    Interesting. Id be surprised if they picked him to be FB considering Will Johnson is solid and cheap but if they feel like he can outperform Johnson then it makes sense. Could he be a short yardage back? Havent seen enough of him to have an opinion one way or the other.

  • Matt Manzo

    Height and weight?

  • SteelersDepot

    6’2″ 247

  • CW

    Aaron Hernandez without the repeated murderer issue?

  • Jollyrob68

    To possible replace David Johnson?

  • RyanW

    Possibly. Would be younger and cheaper. Unless they have bigger plans for him than to play DJs role I wouldnt take him till round 7 in that case.

  • cencalsteeler

    Another team captain, put an asterisk by his name.

  • Matt Manzo

    Thank you!

  • Matt Manzo

    Getting a fb would be weird. We all thought WJ was gonna shine this year with Haley, but he was rarely seen. If we were looking to find another TE/FB like DJ I guess it would make sense.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Would be an interesting addition to the squad as he can run and catch effectively.

  • steelster


  • Matt Manzo

    This is probably the “tall” receiver they’re gonna get for Ben!

  • SFIC

    Where’s Artie Johnson when you want to hear “Very interesting.”

  • steeltown

    If he could be had in the 7th Rd or undrafted this would be a welcomed addition. They have to be considering moving on from DJ and Paulson at this point and this guy is a hybrid type guy like Will John…. but yes, considering how much WJ was used (or not used) it has to make you wonder. Maybe they plan to change it up some now with Munchak and Saxon on staff

  • Jazz

    Will Johnson is often injured though, that could be why they are at least considering him.

  • steeltown

    I believe Will has only missed one game since joining the Team in 2012… I think you are referring to David Johnson

  • RW


  • Shannon Stephenson

    That is probably the best scenario as we do not want to waste a pick on another FB/H-Back guy

  • shawn

    not too hyped on more hybrid guys … either 7th or UDFA possibly i guess … but I’m fine with WJ/DJ