Former Fordham football Ram Anthony Coyle has signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers it was announced today. He returns to the NFL where he spent parts of the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Coyle appeared in 48 career games with the Rams, playing right and left tackle, and was a two-time First Team All-Patriot League and All-ECAC selection (junior and senior seasons). He started all eleven games at left tackle as a senior in 2017, blocking for an offense that averaged 371.7 yards of total offense/game, third best in the Patriot League, including 238.9 passing yards/game, also third best in the league and 31st among all NCAA FCS teams.
The Staten Island native moved into a starting position on the line as a freshman in 2014, earning Phil Steele NCAA FCS Freshman All-America honors as he helped Fordham rush for a school-record 2,353 yards, shattering the former mark of 2,162 set in 2013, and score a school-record 569 points, surpassing the 2013 record of 526. He then started all eleven games as a sophomore and earned Second Team All-Patriot League accolades.
Following graduation, Coyle signed as a free agent with the Houston Texans in 2018 and was signed to the Packers practice squad later in the season. He also spent part of the 2019 season on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. Most recently, Coyle was a starting guard for the New York Guardians of the XFL.
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