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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-0-0 8-4-0
1-3-0 8-4-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 44 10.0 4 0 0

Top Alex Highsmith News

  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Notches 10th sack of 2022

    Highsmith recorded six tackles (four solo), including one sack, and forced a fumble in Monday's 24-17 win against the Colts.

    Highsmith increased his sack total to 10 by bringing down veteran signal-caller Matt Ryan for a seven-yard loss in the fourth quarter. The linebacker also caused Ryan to lose the ball before going down, though this fumble was recovered by offensive lineman Will Fries. Highsmith has now accumulated 3.5 sacks since fellow outside linebacker T.J. Watt, who spent seven games on IR with separate knee and pectoral injuries, returned to the field Week 10. These two should continue to form one of the league's most disruptive pass-rushing duos moving forward this season.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Records two sacks in victory

    Highsmith logged five tackles (three solo), including two sacks, and a forced fumble during the Steelers' 20-10 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

    Highsmith didn't record any sacks in the two games leading up to the Week 9 bye, but he was productive against the Saints on Sunday to help the Steelers pick up their third win of the season. The 25-year-old now has 8.5 sacks over nine appearances this year, which is tied for the fourth-highest mark in the league.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Takes over NFL sack lead

    Highsmith recorded one sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 20-18 win over the Buccaneers.

    Though the Steelers would surely love to have T.J. Watt (knee) terrorizing opposing quarterbacks on one of the edges, Highsmith has done his part to pick up the slack in the absence of the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Highsmith's second-quarter takedown of Tom Brady boosted his season total to 6.5 sacks, giving him sole possession of first place in the NFL ahead of seven other players, who are tied with six sacks.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Productive against Cleveland

    Highsmith totaled eight tackles (six solo), including 1.5 sacks, during the Steelers' 29-17 loss to the Browns on Thursday.

    Highsmith has had plenty of playing time over the first three weeks of the season, and he's recorded sacks in two matchups. He was on the field for a season-high 94 percent of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps Thursday and has now racked up 20 tackles (14 solo), including 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble to begin the 2022 campaign.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Slated for increased role

    Highsmith will take on an increased role in the Steelers' defense after T.J. Watt (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports.

    Highsmith performed well during Pittsburgh's season-opening win over the Bengals, racking up nine tackles (six solo), including three sacks, and a forced fumble. He was on the field for 83 percent of the team's defensive snaps and should have the chance to continue making an impact among the Steelers' linebackers since Watt will be unavailable for at least four weeks.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Tallies three sacks

    Highsmith logged nine tackles (six solo), including three sacks, and a forced fumble during Sunday's 23-20 overtime win over the Bengals.

    Highsmith dealt with a rib injury for most of August that prevented him from playing in the preseason, but he wasn't on the injury report ahead of Sunday's season opener. The 25-year-old showed improvement in 2021 and will be expected to handle an increased role among the Steelers' linebackers going forward since T.J. Watt (pectoral) appears to be on track to miss time after sustaining an injury late in Sunday's matchup.

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  • Steelers' Alex Highsmith: Set to play Week 1

    Highsmith (rib) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Brooke Pryor of reports.

    Highsmith suffered a rib injury at the beginning of August and didn't play in any of the Steelers' preseason games. However, he appears to be full go ahead of Week 1. The 2020 third-round pick had a breakout sophomore campaign last year, totaling 74 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble. He's currently projected to start as the outside linebacker opposite of T.J. Watt.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 242 lbs
Birthplace: Wilmington, NC
Age: 25
School: Charlotte
Experience: 3