Former University of South Dakota football standout Stefan Logan sure made the most of his NFL opportunity on Saturday.
Logan, a 28-year-old Miami, Fla., native, handled the bulk of the return duties on special teams for the Pittsburgh Steelers during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins — a game Washington won 17-13.
Logan returned four kickoff returns for an average of 39.3 yards (including a 60-yard return that set up a Pittsburgh field goal) and averaged 12 yards on four punt returns. In all, the former USD Coyote had 208 return yards. And his performance has already garnered him significant media attention.
— Matt Pawlikowski of the Pittsburgh Examiner named Logan his player of the game.
— The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also devoted the majority of this piece to Logan’s game. Included were some telling comments from Steelers running back Willie Parker and head coach Mike Tomlin.
Said Parker: “We stand on the sideline and we take bets on when he’s going to take one to the house. And he’s going to take one to the house.”
Said Tomlin: “I think it’s pretty obvious he did a nice job. He’s an incomplete body of work and we’ll continue to evaluate him. He represented himself well as a returner.”
It’s hard to say for certain right now whether Logan will make the roster or not, but you’ve got to think with more efforts like Saturday that it’d be hard for the Steelers to ignore Logan.