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Former Char Valley, Duquesne LB Christian Kuntz Signs with Steelers




UNITY TWP., Pa. — The Steelers signed former Chartiers Valley linebacker and long snapper Christian Kuntz on the final day of training camp at St. Vincent College on Thursday.

Kuntz, a Chartiers Valley and Duquesne alum, had been with the Denver Broncos this spring before being waived on June 14. He spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 and the New England Patriots in 2017.

A 6-foot-1, 227 pound linebacker, Kuntz was the first Duquesne player to be selected as a three-time All-American. He was the 2016 NEC Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award for FCS Defensive Player of the Year. He holds the NEC career sacks record with 30.5. He added long snapping to his repertoire as a professional.

He will wear No. 99 and worked exclusively at outside linebacker in his first practice on Wednesday.

The Steelers also signed former Louisville tight end Micky Crum. To make room on the 91-man roster, the Steelers cut linebacker J.T. Jones and cornerback and St. Francis alum Jermaine Ponder.

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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