Kordell Stewart was drafted by the Steelers back in the 2nd round of the 1995 draft, and became an overnight sensation when the Steelers were banged up in the receiver department, and Bill Cowher let him catch passes on the scout team.
It took just a few weeks, and “Slash” was born, a player that could run, throw and catch (he even punted once in a playoff win over Buffalo). He did finally capture the starting QB job in 1997, but before that, was one of the most versatile players the league had ever seen.
Rod Woodson in the 1993 season played a few snaps on offense, but the Hall of Fame CB and safety was more apt to making big hits in the secondary than taking a reverse like he did on a Monday night against the Falcons in 93 and running for a few yards.
Then there’s current Steeler Antwaan Randle El, who also was a 2nd round pick back in 2002. He played QB in college, but the Steelers took him as a WR, and in two stints with the team has been a guy that can also run, throw and catch. As a matter a fact, he has a career passer rating of 157.8, the highest of any player with more than twenty completed passes.
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