Former Ashley standout Alex Highsmith signs deal with Steelers

Former Ashley High School football standout Alex Highsmith signed his deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. (Photo: Sam Highsmith)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)–Alex Highsmith’s path to professional football has been anything but normal. He started as a walk-on at UNCC, four years later he was an All-American. Now, the former Ashley High School standout has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Highsmith saw his dreams become a reality back in April when he was selected in the third round of the NFL draft. The defensive-end has made his way to Pittsburgh this week as the rookies open up training camp.

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Highsmith and the Steelers will open up the 2020 NFL season against the New York Giants on September 14th.