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Former Pitt LB Max Gruder Earns Major Role With Pittsburgh Steelers

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Former Pitt linebacker Max Gruder

A former standout Pitt linebacker is returning to Pittsburgh to continue his football career.

Max Gruder, 35, has joined the Pittsburgh Steelers as the assistant director of player scouting, rejoining Steelers assistant general manager Andy Weidl following their time together in Philadelphia.

Gruder most recently worked for the Philadelphia Eagles, serving as the director of pro scouting and left the organization this offseason after five seasons with the organization. He’s previously worked for the Miami Dolphins, serving as a professional scout for six seasons.

Gruder committed to the Panthers as a two-star linebacker out of Country Day in Charlotte, N.C. in the class of 2007 way back in 2006.

In five seasons at Pitt, redshirting as a true freshman in 2007, he racked up 297 tackles (159 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and seven pass breakups. He put together a dominant senior season in 2011, piling up 116 tackles (58 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, a half sack and three pass breakups.

He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft but spent some time at the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp before beginning his front office career.

He graduated from Pitt in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and General Management.

Max Gruder will once again return to the facility where he spent five years with the Panthers.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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