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Alan Baxter signs UDFA deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

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Alan Baxter signs with Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jonathan Daniel

Per Huskie Wire... former Northern Illinois Huskie DE Alan Baxter will be taking his talents to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Alan Baxter has been helping fill in the spot that Larry English left when he was taken by the Chargers as the 16th overall pick of the 2009 draft.

A virtual unknown coming into the program, Baxter built himself into a feared sack artist throughout his career. His 16 career sacks rank seventh all-time in NIU history.

He was first-team all-MAC last year with 9.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

He will be entering Pittsburgh's 3-4 system and will play OLB, just like English did for the Chargers. This makes sense for his 6'0" 240 frame with the quickness that he has.