From zero to hero: Steelers best camp bodies of the 2010s

Antwon Blake Pittsburg Steelers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Robert Golden Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Robert Golden

Robert Golden is a name that many fans have likely forgotten, but he was a valuable addition to the Steelers after going undrafted out of Arizona in 2012. He made the opening day roster and was instantly a contributor on special teams. By 2015, he became a top backup in the secondary, earning his rotational snaps while still playing predominantly on special teams.

His solid and consistent play even earned him a second contract in 2016, and he earned playing time as the starter. While he eventually rotated in with and was replaced with a rookie Sean Davis, he maintained his special teams play and rotational work during the rest of his Steelers career. He was eventually cut in 2018 and never really latched on with another NFL team.

That said, Golden strung together an impressive six-year career with the Steelers. He saw the majority of his second contract and even earned some starting snaps in that span. While he was never the best player in the secondary, he was consistent and gave the Steelers a lot of quality seasons after initially investing next to nothing in him.