Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/31/13
When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jonathan Dwyer in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, I thought he would end up being a steal. Through his first two seasons with the team however, Dwyer hadn’t shown much other than short flashes while running for 151 total yards. That, coupled with constant reports of Dwyer showing up to camp out of shape, didn’t help the young running back endear himself to Steeler Nation. Even with all of that I thought if given the opportunity, Dwyer would surprise everyone and show he could be a starting running back in the league. Dwyer, and Isaac Redman for that matter, was given a huge chance with Rashard Mendenhall missing the start of the 2012 season. Though the running game struggled mightily through most of the season, Dwyer did lead the team in rushing for ten of their 16 games. None more impressive then when Dwyer rushed for consecutive 100 yard games in weeks seven and eight. The only problem is that Dwyer then missed the next game due to injury ...
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