Former Steelers DT retires at age 23

A member of the Steelers 2018 NFL Draft class is apparently hanging up he cleats… for good. You heard that right. Joshua Frazier – a recent 7th round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers – has elected to retire at the young age of 23.

Here’s what Frazier had to say on his short-lived career:


Frazier, who never logged any game action with the Steelers, had a quick stint with the Detroit Lions before signing with the Birmingham Iron on January 9th of this year. On February 19th, Frazier was placed on injured reserve. A few months later, he decided to hang up the cleats.

Though Frazier was only a 7th round pick of the Steelers, he started at Alabama as a senior. Frazier played second fiddle to some promenent players on Alabama’s defensive line, including Da’Ron Payne, Quinnen Williams, and newest Steelers defensive lineman, Isaiah Buggs.

Frazier collected just 8 tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss in his senior season.

We don’t know the exact reason Frazier decided to walk away, or what motives he may have had for leaving, but stories like this just go to show you how hard it is to make it in the NFL.