From the confines of Stambaugh Stadium, to the Steelers training facility in Pittsburgh, Will Shaw was getting the chance of a lifetime.
“It was definitely a start,” says the former YSU tight end. “I’ve been dreaming about this moment, so it’s good to get it started.”
Shaw, along with 40 other rookies, experienced his first taste of an NFL practice with the Black and Gold.
“It was a good experience, a good first day. Definitely threw a lot of stuff at us, and we’re all just trying to play catch up really, and learn the system, but it was a good day.”
Quarterback Landry Jones, the Steelers draft pick in the 4th round, practiced with Shaw on day one. “I think I threw him a stick pass, or a hank over the ball. I think he caught them, I think he did alright.”
Shaw caught 35 passes for over 400 yards as a Penguin, in a system simliar to that of the Steelers
“Our offense, it’s a similar scheme, similar number system, so that helps a little bit.”
If there’s anything going for Shaw throughout this process, it’s that he’s already had success playing at Heinz Field. He caught two touchdown passes against Pitt, back on September 1st.