Former Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston took to Twitter on Tuesday to let everyone know he’s officially a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Former Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston didn’t hear his name called during the 2017 NFL Draft, but he’s found his way onto an NFL roster regardless, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette.
Steelers sign undrafted rookie QB Bart Houston of Wisconsin
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) May 16, 2017
Houston took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to make the signing official with a pretty simple tweet:
I'm a Steeler!
— Bart Houston (@BartHouston_13) May 16, 2017
Houston also earned a tryout the with Oakland Raiders following the NFL draft, despite only starting five games during his time at Wisconsin.
Houston completed 96 of 141 pass attempts for 1,245 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was 4-1 as a starter in 2016 and completed 77.4 percent of his passes for 558 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions over the course of the last four games of season.
In four years as a Badger, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound signal-caller recorded 1,540 yards and nine touchdown passes. He’ll join his former Wisconsin teammate T.J. Watt, who was selected by the Steelers in the first round.