First off, I know that is not Frank Summers above, it is Jerome "The Bus" Bettis. I am using it to make a point. Summers actually looks a lot like that...weird.
Frank Summers comes out of University of Las Vegas or UNLV for short. For those of you who do not know, we do actually have a football team. (I go to UNLV just clarifying) We have had players go to the NFL most recently Beau Bell and Eric Wright both drafted by the Browns.
Only recently did we actually have a legitimate running back here on campus though. Frank is that running back. He gave UNLV a threat on offense that every team needed to account for. Frank scared defensive players, from defensive backs to defensive lineman.
So what does he do on the field? Well he is a big running back who has soft hands who does not shy away from contact. Summers is leader material and will give everything he has every play he can. He is one of those players who gets better as the game goes on.
He led the Runnin' Rebels in rushing yards the last two years and in total touchdowns. He also was the only true consistent weapon that the Rebels had.
Summers fills the void that Gary Russell left. Summers will be able to help in goal line rushes basically from day one, and with his stellar blocking and hands he is a perfect third down back.
Summers is a bruising back, which is something that Steelers have not had since a guy you might of heard of named Jerome Bettis. You will ask how dare I make the comparison. When the truth is how can I not?
Jerome Bettis Frank Summers
Nickname "The Bus" Nickname "The Tank"
Height 5-11 Height 5-10
Weight 255 Weight 243
Style: Punishing Style: Punishing
Hands: Soft Hands: Soft
Hates USC: Yes Hates USC: Yes
The two are very similar in a lot of ways, and well I could not be happier that he landed in Pittsburgh. Now to be clear I am not saying he will be the next Jerome Bettis, but what I am saying is everything is perfectly in place for him to fill those shoes. Also adding a tank to any offense is something that every team should want.