Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth selected in second round, headed to Pittsburgh
Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth is staying in Pennsylvania as a pro.
Freiermuth was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the NFL Draft with the No. 55 overall pick.
— NFL (@NFL) May 1, 2021
The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Freiermuth has drawn comparisons to Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, being dubbed “Baby Gronk” by draft evaluators. Freiermuth amassed 92 receptions for 1,185 yards and 16 touchdowns during his three seasons at Penn State.
Freiermuth appeared in four games last season, collecting 23 receptions, 310 yards and a touchdown. Freiermuth was a two-time captain during his collegiate career and is Penn State’s all-time leader in touchdowns at tight end.
Freiermuth is third all-time amongst Penn State tight ends in receiving yards. Freiermuth had at least one reception in his final 29 games at Penn State, which is a program record for tight ends.