With the injury to Devin Bush, Steelers fans are already getting well acquainted with Robert Spillane. So, we decided to write about him a little to give Steeler Nation a little information of the kid out of Oak Park, Illinois.
Robert Spillane went undrafted out of Western Michigan achieving 2x Second team All-Mac (2016-2017) He was picked up early by the Tennessee Titians. He was then cut by the Titians and signed to the practice squad of the Titians. He was brought up again in October and played a game and then was cut again on October 29th 2018.
The Steelers picked him up on February 8th, 2019. He then was waived in August by the Steelers and was signed to the practice squad where he spent time until being cut again and then signed back quickly again. Eventually, he was promoted to the active roster in November 5th where he finished the season with 11 tackles in the final 8 games of the season. Mostly on special teams.
He is also the grandson of the 1953 Heisman Trophy Winner and College Football Hall of Famer named Johnny Lattner who also spent time in the NFL as well. Spillane will have some big shoes to fill if Devin Bush misses time. However, we are confident based off what we’ve seen from him that he can do this.
He will be calling the plays for the Steelers Defense possibly for the near future. So, stay well acquainted with this kid. He looks like he’s going to be special.