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Steelers Draft Cameron Heyward's Brother: Fans React

A general view of the stage at the NFL Draft as the Steelers are set to pick.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The Pittsburgh Steelers logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Steelers have elected to make it a family affair in Pittsburgh.

With the 208th overall pick in this year's draft, the franchise selected Michigan State tight end/full back Connor Heyward -- the younger brother of longtime Steelers star defensive lineman Cam Heyward.

"Guess I got a roommate @ConnorHeyward1," the elder Heyward wrote on Twitter after his brother's name was called in the sixth round.

The NFL world took to Twitter to react to this intriguing story. "This might have been the easiest thing to predict," one fan wrote. "Steelers got 2 Watts and 2 Heywards. Too bad @JJWatt didn’t want to complete the full house," another added.

The recently-drafted Heyward just finished his fifth and final season with Michigan State. His best season came in 2018 when he logged 778 yards and five touchdowns from scrimmage as a combo rushing/receiving threat.

The elder Heyward, who was selected by the Steelers with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2011 draft, just finished his 11th season in Pittsburgh. In 2021, he notched 10.0 sacks and 89 tackles en route to his third All-Pro selection.