The Eagles Invited a Guy Named “Weston Steelhammer” to Tryouts

Weston Steelhammer at Air Force Academy
Photo Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Great name, Weston Steelhammer. Sounds like a porn star alias, or the name of a safety who delivers big hits.

He’s got an interesting background story as well. Steelhammer actually finished his college career at Air Force several years ago and took part in Eagles minicamp back in 2017. However, he had to complete a two-year military service commitment before playing professional ball.

From Pro Football Talk:

For the last two years, Steelhammer has been serving in the Air Force, as required by the U.S. Department of Defense, but now his active-duty obligation is over and he’s free to pursue an NFL career.

The military has changed the rules through the years for players from Army, Navy and Air Force who have NFL opportunities. At some times, players have been required to serve as many as five years before playing, while at other times players have been allowed to go straight from college football to the NFL. President Trump said this week that he is considering changing the current rule and allowing service academy players to turn pro immediately without any compulsory military service.

A three-year starter at Air Force, Steelhammer played youth football with Eagles coach Doug Pederson’s son, and Pederson was happy to give him an opportunity once he and fulfilled his commitment.

That’s pretty cool/interesting.

I did some light Friday afternoon research and didn’t find any current Army players in the NFL, though the Patriots’ long snapper, Joe Cardona, went to the Naval Academy, as did Seattle practice squad quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Another long snapper, Austin Cutting, went to the Air Force Academy, and was drafted two weeks ago by the Vikings.

Please join me in thanking Mr. Steelhammer for his service to our country. I hope he makes the team and lays the Steelhammer on an unsuspecting receiver coming across the middle.

His career stats and a highlight video, after the jump:

He’s #8 in the video:

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17 Comments

  • marty reed May 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Aljendro Villanueva Steelers

    • D block graterford May 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      KeV, as a kucked lil soy boy sjw l!b, shouldn’t U be offended that this guy used his W Privilege, ahem, connect to Doug thru his son, to score a tryout???

      • Junk food May 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        Chin still hurt?

        Still sleep up against the wall?

      • bradley May 10, 2019 at 10:36 pm

        Are you a Russian spy who doesn’t quite know the language?

        • Sick of 97.5's Devon Givens constantly plugging the stations number every 20 seconds as if he doesn't have anything else to say May 11, 2019 at 11:46 am

          Just saying

          • Come on, Bro May 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

            Devon is pretty good.

  • Cuz is old news May 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    So pumped for Peter Solomon Sunday morning. Dude’s an alpha male who has who has all the answers. Truly a mans man. I love me some Peter. You love some Peter. Everyone loves a little Peter. Get up early Sunday and get yourself a taste of Peter.

    • No Longer 4 for 4 May 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Peter Solomon followed by Sonny Hill is the best one-two punch in radio

    • Roosh v May 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      U buy your ticket yet for My stop in Philly in June?

  • Puto May 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend Kev-o. You worked hard this week.

  • Vladimir Klitschko May 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    This man needs a doctorate.

  • The big germ May 11, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Great name. The guy has zero bulge though.

  • Mikey May 11, 2019 at 9:26 am

    The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the bestest stuff for us. But right now they gotta do what’s right for them, ’cause it’s their time. Their time, up there. Down here it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket.

  • Percy May 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Can not wait for Cuz’s Corner!
    Cuz is king!

    • Cuz is old news May 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

      See above jacknut. It’s all about the Peter now.

      • The dream May 11, 2019 at 11:31 am

        Bro, who u kiddin? The Cuz is Philly sports.

        • Daniel bryan May 11, 2019 at 11:36 am

          The Cuz’s picks made me $10k this year. He just gave us San Jose in 6! That big dicked bastard is printing money!

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