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56 Alex Highsmith LB

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Player Updates

March 30, 2021 04:36 PM
Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Expected to start in 2021
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Highsmith (ankle) should start at outside linebacker next season, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Bud Dupree (knee) signed with the Titans this offseason, opening the door for Highsmith to step into a starting role. A 2020 third-round pick, Highsmith started the last five games of his rookie season after Dupree went down with a torn ACL. Overall, Highsmith recorded 48 tackles, two sacks and an interception across 16 games. He was quite productive as a pass-rusher for UNC-Charlotte in college, so the Steelers are counting on a second-year leap out of Highsmith.

January 10, 2021 10:28 PM
Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Wild-card round return doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Highsmith (ankle) is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Browns, Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports.

Highsmith was clearly bothered by the injury in the first half and went to the locker room early. He's unlikely to rejoin his teammates in the second half as the Steelers look to erase a large deficit.

December 3, 2020 06:04 PM
Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Likely replacement for Dupree
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that Highsmith is the "next man up" in the wake of Bud Dupree (knee) suffering a torn ACL, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Highsmith had already been playing a rotational role on defense prior to Dupree's injury, but Wednesday's win over the Ravens was his first game handling 100 percent of defensive snaps. The rookie third-round pick notched a highlight-reel interception back in Week 8, but he only has one sack on the year. He'll now get an opportunity to boost those numbers while working alongside T.J. Watt.

April 25, 2020 06:04 AM
Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Pittsburgh snags in third round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers selected Highsmith in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 102nd overall.

Highsmith (6-foot-3, 248) arrives from modest UNC-Charlotte, but his production and athletic testing imply legitimate starting upside in the NFL. He should fit in at outside linebacker behind starters T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree, the latter of whom might not be affordable enough for the team's long-term plans. Highsmith posted 14 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss last year, and both his 4.7-second 40 and 125-inch broad jump imply NFL-level explosiveness.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1610100000
Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-2100000000
Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-2110100000
Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-2910100000
Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-700000000
Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-2431400000
Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-2402201100
Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-1920210000
Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1010100000
Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-320200000
Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-1401100000
Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-2323500000
Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-2610100000
Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-2732500000
Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2434700000
Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-2463910000
Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4811200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021PIT00000000000
2020PIT165483018212201
Total16548 30.018 212201
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/242
Birthdate:
08/07/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
USA
School:
Charlotte
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: