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DeMarvin Leal Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in 3rd Round of 2022 NFL Draft

Texas A&M’s standout defensive lineman was drafted by the Steelers on Friday night.

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Texas A&M Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Aggie Football’s star defensive end DeMarvin Leal is heading to the Iron City. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Leal in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Aggies have had a streak of defensive linemen drafted, beginning with Kingsley Keke and Daylon Mack in 2019. Justin Madubuike was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 2020 and Bobby Brown III went to the L.A. Rams last year.

DeMarvin Leal started 12 games last season and led the Aggie defense with 8.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. Leal was named a first team All-American by the AP and Sporting News. He was all named to the All-SEC first team.

Leal played high school ball at Judson High School in Converse, TX and was a five-star recruit when he signed with Texas A&M.