PLAYER
Scott Orndoff
TE #42
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
Age:
23
College:
Pittsburgh
Hometown:
Waynesburg, PA
Experience:
R

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Biography

Comes to the Lions after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017 out of the University of Pittsburgh.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions on August 21, 2017.
  • Released by the Steelers on August 4, 2017.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list on August 3, 2017.
  • Released by the Steelers on August 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2017.

PRO

Comes to the Lions after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017 out of the University of Pittsburgh.

COLLEGE

Played four years (2013-16) for the Pittsburgh Panthers, playing in 45 career games and recording 58 receptions for 897 yards and 13 touchdowns throughout his career.

2016: Compiled 35 catches for 579 yards and five touchdowns. Finished second on the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

  • Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team for his third time.

2015: Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts for the Panthers. Averaged 18.8 yards per catch, totaling 13 receptions for 244 yards.

  • Ranked second on the team with five touchdown catches.

2014: Played in 10 games in a reserve role. Had four catches for 24 yards and one touchdown on the year.

2013: Saw action in the Panthers first nine games, starting five. Had six catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns on the year.

PERSONAL

Son of R. Scott and Beverly Orndoff. Attended Seton-La Salle High School (Pittsburgh. Pa.).

  • Earned his bachelor's degree in administration of justice.
  • Two-time All-State Class AA selection by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers.
  • Led Seton-LaSalle to a combined 20-3 record (.870) his final two years, including a pair of berths in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs.
  • Rated the No. 12 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 17 by Scout.

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