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Benny Snell continues to turn heads in Pittsburgh

Rebecca Mehling | Pittsburgh Steelers

Rebecca Mehling | Pittsburgh Steelers

Benny Snell continues to impress at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp.

Last week, the former Kentucky running back earned respect from two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his advanced skill in pass blocking situations.

After catching multiple passes out of the backfield in early reps, Snell then blocked outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi in a “Backs vs. Backers” drill, sparking his star quarterback to yell, “That’s it Benny, that’s all I need.”

“I feel like I gave him a pretty good look, as best as I could,” Snell said after the big block. “Ola’s a great defender. He made a lot of good moves. It was about getting my feet and hands right.”

He also did his part on the ground, grinding for tough yards just like he did for three years in Lexington:

With James Conner and Jaylen Samuels ahead of him on the depth chart, the former Wildcat said he’s just excited about making a name for himself early on.

“I try to compete as well as I can, win every one-on-one and there will be more to come in practice, just more opportunity for me to show what I can do,” Snell said.

Today, Snell turned heads once again.

In a media opportunity this afternoon, Roethlisberger again sang Snell’s praises, saying that he’s catching just about everything he is being thrown out of the backfield.

“I always try to throw bad balls to guys to just see what they can do,” he said. “And I threw him a lot of bad balls, and he seems to catch every single one of them. So pleasantly surprised with him in the passing game.”

After a big day at practice, the former Kentucky star made sure to make another new young Benny Snell fan, signing an infant onesie.

Snell will take the field for the first time this Friday, when his Pittsburgh Steelers take on Mike Edwards and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Benny Snell continues to turn heads in Pittsburgh

  1. Twick39
    9:52 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    I hate that he plays for Pittsburgh, but I want to see him do well.

    • CrystalBall
      10:40 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

      Same here Twick.

    • dcforuk
      11:03 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

      I love that he plays for my favorite NFL team. Wished he kept #26!

  2. Cletis75
    11:48 pm August 3, 2019 Permalink

    After seeing what he done here, I would be surprised if he didn’t stand out. Benny is a stud, and will be successful in any scheme offensively.

  3. BBaxterUK
    12:00 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    Snell Yeah! BBN & Steelers!

  4. cats646
    12:51 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    Snell yea!!

  5. Dark Soul
    1:36 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    I miss dude already