Cameron Heyward Given Old Pitt Jersey Belonging to Father Craig “Ironhead” Heyward

By Kevin Harrish on July 31, 2018 at 12:51 pm
Cameron Heyward given a piece of family history.

It's unlikely Cameron Heyward went to work today with the expectation of receiving a rare piece of college football and family history, but that's exactly what he got.

Following his practice with Pittsburgh Steelers, the former Buckeye was given a Pitt Panthers jersey worn by his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

Craig played at Pitt from 1984 to 1987 and his 3,086 career rushing yards in just three seasons remains third all-time in program history. His final season at Pitt, he rushed for 1,791 and 12 touchdowns to earn consensus All-American honors.

He died of cancer in May of 2006, just over one year before Cameron began his college career at Ohio State.

Cameron, now creating his own Pittsburgh legacy with the Steelers, will forever have this jersey to connect with his father.

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