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January 20, 2012

Beiler Signs Contract with Pittsburgh Steelers

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PITTSBURGH – Former Bridgewater College wide receiver Tyler Beiler, the all-time leading receiver for the Eagles and 2010 All-America selection, has signed a futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers following a workout in the "Steel City" on Thursday.

Beiler's stop with the Steelers follows up on his stints with the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Ronks, Pa. native signed a three-year deal with the 49ers during preseason camp before being let go in late August.

Following Beiler's departure from San Francisco, he was quickly picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former Eagles standout was with Jacksonville for a month before being released in October.

As part of his contract with the Steelers, Beiler will be invited to participate in training camp.

Complete terms of Beiler's deal are currently unavailable.

Beiler was named the Division II-III Player of the Year by the Manheim Touchdown Club at their annual banquet last year after pulling in a laundry list of hardware after a breakout season.

He was named to the AP Little All-American team in December 2010, in a compilation of the best players from Division II/III and NAIA. He was also named the winner of the Willie Lanier Award as the state of Virginia's top small college football player in 2010. In addition, he was named the state Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors and The Roanoke Times following his senior season.

On top of his Virginia awards, Beiler was also named the South Region Player of the Year by D3Football.com and was a first team All-American selection by D3Football.com.

Beiler led the nation in all-purpose yards and receiving yards per game, adding to numerous postseason honors.