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Colin Holba signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Congrats to the former Cardinal long-snapper.

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Long snapper Colin Holba, who was the first Louisville player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, has signed a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“Not many long snappers come along that we believe are draftable,” General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a release. “When we see one, we want to add him in the mix just like we would any other position and provide competition for Greg (Warren). Colin certainly fit that bill and that’s why we pulled the trigger when we did.

“A lot of the college snappers are these 6-1, 215-220 guys, which really would have a hard time snapping and blocking in our league. So, Colin, he is really 6-3, 248 and he has some coverage ability. Not that he will be the first line of defense, but he has the size to go along with the snapping. Again, not many come along that are that size who are competent snappers. It’s really a supply and demand issue.”

Holba also expressed his excitement about the signing in the release.

“The Steelers have some of the best special teams in the NFL. I can’t wait to learn and soak up all the information (Smith) has to offer.”

Congratulations to Colin and best of luck to him moving forward.