Former Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Toney Clemons has been selected with the 24th pick in the seventh round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft. Clemons, a Pittsburgh native from New Kensington, Pennsylvania played two seasons for the Buffaloes after transferring from the University of Michigan.
Clemons had an up and down career with the Buffs, but he really came on over the second half of the 2012 season, and was the sole receiving threat for CU when Paul Richardson was out with an injury. He led the team in receiving year in 2011 (680) and was second in receptions with 44. His eight touchdown receptions was a team best and tied for the fourth-most in a single season in Colorado history, at one point making at least one in four straight games. He came on strong the last five games of the season (25 receptions, 476 yards, 5 TD's), including three 100-yard games.
For the Steelers, they get a receiver that can make plays and has size that they don't currently have on their roster. He should fit in well with the young receiving core if he can consistently make catches in training camp and earn a spot on the team. Pittsburgh currently only has four receivers under contract, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders.
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