Oladokun threw for 3,164 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 2021 at South Dakota State. He rushed for 166 yards and also had two touchdown receptions.
“Every single day I am in here I am going to be the best teammate I can be,” said Oladokun. “Hold myself accountable. Hold other accountable. Just do what I have been doing my whole life, working hard, being a leader and perfecting my craft every day. I am excited to be a Steeler.”
Oladokun, who started his college career at South Florida, before going to Stanford and then South Dakota State, is someone who brings passion to the game with every play.
“I would describe myself as someone who likes to play with a lot of enthusiasm, passion, extend plays outside of the pocket,” said Oladokin. “I learned how to control the game from that standpoint. I can’t wait to show Steelers fans what I can do.”
The Steelers liked what they saw out of him, making him the second quarterback they selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, along with first-round pick Kenny Pickett.
“We had good grades on him coming out of (South Dakota State),” said General Manager Kevin Colbert. “He played in the NFLPA game, and we decided, look, we wanted to add another quarterback to our roster, and this young man, we brought him in for a pre-draft visit, very mature, very smart, impressed us, not only on the field but with his off-the-field talents and intelligence and just demeanor.”