Derek Overly, Steel City Underground

Steel City Underground

Derek Overly
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As my passion for sports grew, so did my knowledge. Just watching the game of football wasn’t enough. I had to learn it. I had to study it. The more my knowledge grew, the less I had people around me to talk to about it. The casual fan wasn’t enough for me. So, I took to the Twittersphere to find more like-minded individuals to talk about the game with. After following all of the Steelers blogs and interacting with the bloggers on Twitter, one had learned of my want to write and reached out to me for an opportunity.

My writing experience comes from two places. When Bleacher Report had first kicked off and it was mostly fan contributed, I had 8 articles published on the site. I also have a Sports Management degree from the University of California (PA), Go Vulcans!

I’d like to think that I’m a cool guy, despite what my wife says. If you run across me on Twitter, feel free to stay a while and have a chat!

Recent posts by Derek Overly:

NFL Combine wrap-up and initial thoughts on potential Steelers draft targets

NFL Combine wrap-up and initial thoughts on potential Steelers draft targets

Brian, Zach, and Derek team up once again to wrap up their NFL Combine coverage by focusing on days three and four of the event. These days showcased defensive players. The group once again looks at how these prospects may impact the Steelers 2020 NFL Draft plans. Questions or Comments? ...

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Reviewing the first two days of the NFL Combine: and how it may impact the Steelers draft plans

Reviewing the first two days of the NFL Combine: and how it may impact the Steelers draft plans

It's NFL Draft season! Brian E. Roach is joined by the Professor of Football, Zach Metkler and SCU Draft Analyst Derek Overly as they look at the risers, and fallers, of the first two days of the 2020 NFL Combine. Which players were surprises? Which were underwhelming? And who do ...

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The Pittsburgh Steelers offense lines up to run a play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 of the 2019 NFL regular season

5 Steelers to watch: Steelers, Bengals ‘second act’ in Week 12

Remember MySpace and the "Top 8" friends? This is kind of the same thing! Each week an SCU contributor chooses five specific Pittsburgh Steelers every fan should keep their eye on in the upcoming game. Yes, the choices are just as difficult as choosing those friends on MySpace too! (Except we ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers RB Tony Brooks-James

Tony Brooks-James: a name Steelers fans need to know

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made some roster moves ahead of their week 9 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. With the injuries at the running back position, the team has parted ways with Donte Moncrief and added Tony Brooks-James to the 53-man roster, seemingly to play behind Jaylen Samuels and Trey ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper joins Vince Williams in bringing down the Tennessee Titans during preseason 2019

Tuzar Skipper is more than a longshot to make the Steelers roster

On May 12th of this year, Tuzar Skipper broke the news to Twitter that he had officially signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, who is this relative unknown that has burst on to the scene? Let’s take a look. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Ie73G8hxRJRNhHVMeQKPMg',sig:'t9XrW7uIFWJrGzK-Ij0j8Jl4QmW8G2ZH_asqWLdVe-M=',w:'500px',h:'333px',items:'617617024',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Skipper, who is ...

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