Pitt fullback George Aston didn’t hear his name called in this weekend’s NFL Draft but he quickly drew interest and signed with the Denver Broncos shortly afterward.
Aston was a cult hero of sorts at Pitt and known for his bruising style of play. He gained some national notice in 2016 as part of the team’s high-powered offense, scoring ten touchdowns as he was used heavily in Pitt’s goal line offense.
His production was slowed after that. He missed most of 2017 due to an injury and last year with Pitt’s running backs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall rushing for more than 2,300 yards, didn’t see the ball all that much. In the end, he ran the ball only six times but found himself involved in the passing game, catching 15 balls and scoring two total touchdowns.
Aston was also a key blocker and, thanks to his 2016 production, surely drew quite a bit of attention from opposing defenses when Pitt was in the red zone. Solid all-around player that Pitt fans will hope to see play at the next level.