Former Wallaceburg District Secondary School star Shaun Suisham has just received a huge vote of confidence from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to the Prince George Citizen (Latrobe, PA), The 32-year-old Suisham will make US$1.425 million this season, the final year of a four-year contract signed in 2011.
“Being part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, being part of this organization since I got here has been wonderful,” the South Western Ontario native told the Citizen. “I’m super excited and very grateful for the extension.”
Also according to the Citizen Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert considered Suisham a priority after he connected on at least 90 per cent of his tries in three of his four seasons with Pittsburgh.
Suisham connected on 30-of-32 field goal attempts in 2013, establishing a Steelers record with a 93.8 conversion mark. His 30 field goals made tied as the third-most in team history and his 129 points ranked fifth-most in a single season.
Since re-joining the Steelers in 2010, Suisham has made 95-of-109 field goals and each of his 128 point after tries for 412 points. He ranks first in Steelers history with an 87.2 field goal conversion mark and fifth in field goals made (95).
Suisham entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green with Pittsburgh in 2005. He had two stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2005-06, 2009) and Washington Redskins (2006-2009). In his career, Suisham has made 182-of-219 field goals and 229-of-231 point after tries for 775 points in 112 games played.
In 1999 Suisham was named Conference Offensive MVP, setting school and Ontario field goal records while attending at Wallaceburg District Secondary.