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Steelers RB Jaylen Warren Scores First NFL Touchdown In Week 15 Against Panthers

Dec 18, 2022, 12:36 PM | Updated: 12:39 pm
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Jaylen Warren #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter of the game at Bank of America Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former East High and Snow College standout Jaylen Warren scored his first NFL touchdown during the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers hosted the Steelers at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, December 18.

With 8:20 to go in the first half, Warren burst up the middle for two yards and six points.

The rookie’s touchdown gave the Steelers a 14-7 lead.

The run capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took 5:52.

Pittsburgh took the seven-point lead into the locker room after the first 30 minutes of game time.

At halftime, Warren had 28 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He also had one reception for 11 yards.

Warren entered Week 15 with 42 carries for 206 yards and 20 receptions for 167 yards this season.

The Steelers entered the contest with a 5-8 record, including 3-4 on the road.

Pittsburgh’s game against Carolina is broadcast on CBS and NFL Sunday Ticket.

About Jaylen Warren

Prior to his college career, the Salt Lake City, Utah native was a standout player for the East High Leopards.

Following his time in high school, Warren played for the Snow College Badgers and Utah State Aggies. During his two seasons with USU, Warren ran the ball 151 times for 821 yards and eight touchdowns.

RELATED: Report: Former East RB Jaylen Warren Signs UDFA Deal With Steelers

After the 2020 season, the running back transferred to Oklahoma State. During his lone season with the Cowboys, Warren had 256 carries for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns. He helped the Cowboys reach the Big 12 title game with an 11-2 regular season record, including 8-1 in conference play.

Oklahoma State defeated No. 5 Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Warren ran the ball 19 times for 82 yards in the win.

After the 2022 NFL Draft, Warren signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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