Overview
Frank Summers is a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him 169th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Summers finished his college career at UNLV, after also spending time at Cal and Laney Junior College. Summers is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.
Prep Career
Summers rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior at Skyline High School in Oakland, CA and was ranked among the top 10 players in the state of California. He signed with Cal, but deferred enrollment to 2004.
Junior College Career
Summers spent only one season as Cal, as a redshirt, before leaving school to attend Junior College at Laney in Oakland. He set school records for rushing yards in a game and season, earning Junior College All-America honors. Rivals.com ranked him as one of the top junior college recruits in the class of 2007, and he signed with UNLV over Illinois.
UNLV Career
Summers took over the starting role right away at UNLV, rushing for 928 yards and six touchdowns in 2007. He earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors, after putting up the 13th-best single-season rushing total in UNLV history. As a senior, he rushed for 740 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging better than four yards per attempt for the second consecutive season. Despite his size, Summers was able to run a 4.55 40-yard dash at UNLV's pro day, catching the attention of scouts.
NFL Career
Summers was selected in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the 2009 season, Summers signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh.
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