Former University of South Dakota football star Stefan Logan shined during his action in the Pittsburgh Steelers' preseason game against Washington on Saturday night.
Logan, USD's all-time rushing leader, is trying to win a spot on the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers' roster. He made the most of his opportunity on Saturday, returning five kickoffs for an average of 39.3 yards with a long of 60 yards. He also returned four punts for an average of 12 yards. Logan's 39.3 yards per return is second among all players this preseason.
The Redskins topped the Steelers, who were without Ben Roethlisberger, 17-13 in the preseason contest. Logan, a 5-foot-7, 185-pound running back from Miami, FL, starred at USD from 2003-06. He rushed for 5,958 yards in his Coyote career.
He had an outstanding season with the CFL's British Columbia Lions in 2008 before signing a two-year contract with Pittsburgh in March 2009. Logan is looking to earn a spot in the Steelers' backfield and possibly as a kick returner.
The Steelers return to action on Saturday, Aug. 29 at home against Buffalo. Game time is 6:30 p.m.