Former Penn State wide receiver Saeed Blacknall is heading back to the NFL. After spending a season with the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL, Blacknall has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We have signed WR Saeed Blacknall.@BordasLaw TRANSACTION: https://t.co/C7nBDVxHK8 pic.twitter.com/17u0Dh4asl— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 13, 2020
With the Wildcats this season Blacknall had four receptions for 120 yards. He also caught a pair of touchdowns in three games played.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, Blacknall went undrafted. However, following the draft, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He spent most of 2018 on the Raiders practice squad, but he did appear in one game for Oakland. During the 2019 season, he spent time on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad after being waived by the Miami Dolphins before the season started.
Blacknall’s Penn State career will always be remembered for his ability to step up in the clutch. While he finished his career with just 50 receptions, those included some of the most important receptions of that four year stretch. He hauled in a touchdown in the should have been upset of Ohio State in the 2014 White Out Game, he went off for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the 2016 Big Ten Championship, and he caught a slant pass to convert a 4th down to keep the game winning drive against Iowa alive in 2017.
We wish Saeed the best of luck with the Steelers this fall!