Saturday, April 30, 2016

SCSU's Hargrave drafted by NFL Steelers

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State senior defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, a native of Salisbury, N.C., who played at North Rowan High School, was drafted 89th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the National Football League Draft on Friday evening.

Hargrave was the anchor of South Carolina State’s top-ranked Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference defensive unit the past two seasons. He is the MEAC’s two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time first-team FCS All-American.

Hargrave played in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, before impressing scouts in his NFL Combine workout and interview sessions.

After the 2015 season, Hargrave was awarded his second consecutive SBN/Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year award at the BCF Hall of Fame and Sheridan Broadcasting Network College Football Awards Ceremony in Atlanta.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound lineman collected 43 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles and 13.5 sacks in an 11-game senior season.


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