Troy Back: Steelers Sign Troy Smith

Updated: January 21, 2012

Is this a fake story?

Is this real life?

This is not a fake story. Yes, it is true. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Heisman Trophy winner and former Ravens QB Troy Smith to a contract today. The Steelers locked up Troy to compete for the backup QB position. You’d have to imagine Charlie Batch may be ready to hang it up going into his late 30’s and Dennis Dixon may not be back after free agency.

The Steelers have signed quarterback Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy and has started eight games in the NFL, to a futures contract.

Smith, who starred at Ohio State before the Ravens took him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft, played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2011.

Scott Brown / The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review