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Benny Snell Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Fourth Round

Steelers fans, can I get a Snell Yeah?

Kentucky’s all-time leading rusher was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round with the No. 122 overall pick. In Pittsburgh Snell will team up with another former Wildcat, edge rusher Bud Dupree.

Jonny David will be happy to see Snell in black and yellow.

Snell rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons at UK, finishing his career with 3,873 yards and 48 touchdowns. He enters the Steelers organization only behind James Conner on the depth chart.

Snell keeps Kentucky’s streak alive. A Wildcat has been drafted in each of the first four rounds of the NFL Draft.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

74 Comments for Benny Snell Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Fourth Round



  1. tgenardi55
    1:12 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Yuk



  2. runningunnin.454
    1:13 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Absolutely, SNELL YEAH!!!!!



    • Ridge Runner
      2:24 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, so happy for him.



    • notFromhere
      4:31 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      SWEEEEETT! Snell!Yeah!

      (Gotta say wtf with some of these picks made by other teams… Fenton from South Carolina over either Westry or Baity? Makes no sense.)



  3. nevsky41
    1:13 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Crap. Now I can’t cheer for Benny.



    • CatfaninCinci
      1:19 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Why? Let me guess, Bengals fan.

      Dude, the Bengals let the Browns pass them. Time to give up.



    • brainesman
      1:30 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Well then, I’m glad to see you back on KSR comment sections again after becoming a UofL football fan during the Joker era.

      Thank God Cal came when he did, another year or two of Billy G and you might’ve been cheering for Rick again with that attitude



    • Eazy
      6:13 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Better to be a Bengals fan than a bandwagon Steeler, Packer or Cowboys fan. That’s just sad.



    • CatfaninCinci
      1:52 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      What are you talking about? The only thing I root for when it comes to Louisville as the river rises and sinks the whole city.



    • CatfaninCinci
      1:59 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      As far as Mike Brown and The Bungles go. I’ve never been a fan. Primarily because I like winning too much and I’m not originally from Cincinnati. Mike Brown off the record however has been reported to say “…an 8-8 season puts him in the green for the year, and that’s what it’s all about.”

      Therefore…

      Bengals fans are either 1) poor self-loathing idiots for continuing to accept it OR 2) like Dallas Cowboy fans… Every year is their year. Until 5 weeks into the season.



    • Carcrook
      8:08 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      I’m lost, why did you mention the “I root for when it comes to louisville” comment?



    • makeitstop
      2:19 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Hate to agree w u, but… as a lifelong Bengal’s fan, I can confidently say if u could fire an owner, he’d be on the hot seat every year. What a travesty of a franchise. Now I go to Bucs games bc I barely care and at least it’s mildly entertaining.



  4. Kentuckiana
    1:21 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    So Happy For Benny.
    The will love him in Pittsburg, as much as we love him in Kentucky.



    • mashburnfan1
      3:00 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      I split season tix for Bengals and just can’t cheer for the burg. But love Benny too much to not cheer for him. Benny I hope you rush for 2000 yards but team goes 0-16. Well they play us twice so 2-14 since we can never seem to beat them. Still that game winner last year was offensive PI, called it at the game and after seeing replays there was no doubt it was a pick play.



  5. ScottGreene22
    1:21 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Not a Steelers fan but I hope he kills it



  6. Lennell_smoove69
    1:25 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Im a Browns Fan yeah hes a great player but cant root for him now



  7. brainesman
    1:26 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    I feel for him, he seemed to have a great family but now he has Ben Roethlisberger as a father… poor kid



  8. NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
    1:36 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    I’m a Ravens fan but will cheer for Benny the whole way like I do for Bud and all our players. But I gotta say it, yuck! Shitsburgh lol. Kill it Benny tbh that’s a great place to go with good Oline. Can you say Bettie 2.0?



    • notFromhere
      4:47 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Love that attitude! Lol! Hate the Ravens myself, but you can bet I was cheering for Big Z! Why cant we all just get along



  9. BlueSteel
    1:41 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Awesomeness!!! You could have guessed from my name that I’m all about BBN & Steeler Nation! Snell Yeah!!?? Hell yeah!!!



  10. addyjaxlarkin
    1:41 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Benny was a good COLLEGE player.. he will never be more then the back up of the back up in the NFL. Pitt wasted a pick for sure.



    • UKCatAttack
      1:44 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Troll alert ?



    • 4everUKblue
      1:45 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      This is the moron with the source who is never wrong. LMAO!



    • addyjaxlarkin
      1:53 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Treat my source like a lay up and Bank it.



    • Eazy
      6:16 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      SEC does have the most nfl players by far though. And just dominated the draft again. Definitely prepares them more than any conference. Benny will be solid there.



    • 4everUKblue
      2:11 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Your source is no smarter than you I’m sure. Winners don’t hang with losers.



    • Ez21
      3:08 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Your always an idiot but now your a dumbass bc u don’t realize he’s already the backup b4 ever playing 1 down for them.



    • Glock
      4:10 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Amen brother…one of the weakest on the bench and slowest 40’s at the combine for RB….hes gonna get a BIG DOSE OF HUMBLE PIE….SEC aint the NFL….EVERY player is a full grown man



    • Wildcat homer
      5:11 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Opinions are like Aholes

      Everyone has one



    • Glock
      8:39 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, just stand in front of a mirror and you proved ur point.



  11. UKCatAttack
    1:44 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    That seems like a good place for Benny to land. Steelers play hard nosed football. Power running will be appreciated in Pittsburgh.



  12. BlueSteel
    1:47 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    … And Nick I’m sorry to correct you but The Steelers also have Jaylen Samuels on the roster who will be fighting for that backup spot as well and played pretty well down the stretch… But I couldn’t be happier to have Benny in the Black & Gold!!



    • Ez21
      3:09 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Samuels is the pass catching back. Benny will be connors back up



    • BlueSteel
      3:47 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      I hope you’re right that he will become Connor’s backup but it isn’t a given… Samuels was a bit of a surprise last year.



    • notFromhere
      4:41 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      For some reason, ESPN has forgotten about Samuels, too. So much for sports journalism at the “flagship”

      I cant wait to see him running in black and gold! May start watching live games on NFL gameplan now



  13. henderblue
    1:50 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Too bad we don’t have an NFL team. Everyone in the state cheers for a different NFL team..I can be a Steeler fan and root for Benny. I can also be a Jaguars fan and root for Josh Allen.



    • runningunnin.454
      2:00 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, I follow all the former Cats, and looking forward to watching Randall with the Cowboys.



    • notFromhere
      4:45 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      If I can cheer for Cobb in green bay and dallas, anyone can suck it up and cheer for Snell. Just gotta take off their capris pants and get a man card



  14. JB95Jeep
    1:52 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    A blue collar runner to a blue collar team. Perfect fit!



  15. TonyMontana
    1:54 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Unfortunately I’m a Titans fan, so I have to watch Josh Allen destroy Mariota and in the next week watch Snell destroy our defense. Oh well, at least I have 2 reasons to watch the Titans now.



  16. JTHinton
    2:04 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Happy for Benny but selfishly, as a bengals fan, I don’t know if I can pull for him



    • mashburnfan1
      3:02 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      JT yes we can pull for Benny. Hope he rushes for 2000 plus yards, just hope the Steelers still lose the games. I want Benny to do well, he deserves it and I would not bet against him.



  17. Cats N Pats
    2:04 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Terrible organization… I love Benny but feel bad for him going into a hostile environment. Please get traded soon!!



    • IndianaSucks
      2:28 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Is this Antonio Brown? Didn’t realize you were a Cats fan.



  18. Cousins Fake Tooth
    2:11 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Good for him, but sigh, I hate Steelers.



  19. Wildcat homer
    2:33 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Beautiful



  20. Joe DBBK
    2:50 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Benny will be a great addition and teammate for the Steelers organization on and off the field.
    The franchise could use a breath of fresh air following some negative publicity surrounding personnel departures.



    • notFromhere
      4:39 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Yessir. Def needed after the 2 dikbags they just got rid of. The off field issues are killers though



  21. 2blues
    3:06 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Benny will become a fan favorite. Can’t contain his personality, or him in the backfield



    • Glock
      4:03 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      AKA showoff!!!



    • runningunnin.454
      5:05 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Get in his face with that, Glock, and I’m sure he’ll straighten you out. BTW, Glocks suck…Springfield Armory all day and all of the night.



    • Glock
      8:32 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Yea. SIG SAUER pretty good too but too expensive. Nah , tried the in ur face stuff with him and he said “bruh” something or another and left….at Fayette Malll



    • Glock
      8:34 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      If you say something sucks i guess it must, heard you were an expert on sucking. Me, i dont know anything about it…..keep on hero-worshipping punks though….Now Damien Harris, theres a good dude to root for



    • runningunnin.454
      8:59 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      No, not me; but, I heard you could suck a golf ball through a garden hose….troll.



    • Glock
      9:45 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Haha. Thats original right there….like i said i know nothing about sucking but obviously u do. So suck on



    • runningunnin.454
      10:40 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Glocks and cox lover, skin flutist extraordinaire, last word freak and ksr’s newest troll; back to UL you go.



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:26 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Guaran-effing-teed that RG.454 has forgotten more about arms than you will ever know, Glock. Your preponderance of idiotic comments on the football boards today shows a significant lack of intellect



  22. Glock
    4:02 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Practice squad bound



  23. Glock
    4:05 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Most attention starved athlete in the history of UK athletics



    • mashburnfan1
      4:42 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      You misspelled deserved so I will correct your comment.

      Most attention deserved athlete in the history of UK athletics.

      There fixed it for you, you are welcome.



    • Glock
      8:36 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      Haha. Good one. I just dont like all that “look at me “ stuff. I like the CJ Conrad, Terry Wilson humble types.



  24. KYCat4EVER
    4:18 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats Benny Snell.., although I still think the New York Jetsssssssss… would have been a better match for you!

    GO BIG BLUE!



  25. notFromhere
    4:37 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    I’m amazed at the punk attitudes of Bengals and Browns fans. Your teams have sucked it up for years, so somehow that is Pittsburgh’s fault. Lol! Maybe if y’all balled up, Pitt wouldn’t have so many titles and you might be proud of your division instead of petty.

    I would’ve been cheering for Benny if he had been on the Patriots roster!!

    He’ll fit well within their blocking scheme. Hope he can stay healthy and make money. Proud of you Benny Snell!



  26. truebluefootballfan
    4:43 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Patriots in about 5-6 months: We’ll trade you Harris and a first round pick for that Snell guy



    • Glock
      8:42 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

      And Pittsburgh says…..DEAL!!!!!



  27. Dee
    6:31 pm April 27, 2019 Permalink

    Ravens, Jags, Steelers… were my hopes for Benny.

    He will light that town up with that smile.