Nik Embernate signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Nik Embernate blocks during the 2011 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Nik Embernate blocks during the 2011 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Former San Diego State offensive lineman and ‘Aztec For Life’ Nik Embernate has been signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman went undrafted, but was quickly signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent.

Embernate was a four-year starter for the Aztecs at right guard and will bring his physical, hard-nosed style of play to Pittsburgh to compete for a roster spot. His experience in college will surely bode well for him at the next level, as San Diego State frequently utilized him as a pulling guard in the “power” running play, a play often used in the NFL.

Congratulations to Nik!

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Aztecs in the NFL

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Russell Allen – Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars

Aztecs For Life


Aaron Brewer – Long snapper, Denver Broncos

Aaron Brewer


Vincent Brown – Wide receiver, San Diego Chargers

Vincent Brown


Miles Burris – Linebacker, Oakland Raiders

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Brice Butler  Wide receiver, Oakland Raiders

Coming soon


Brandyn Dombrowski – Offensive line, San Diego Chargers

(Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Associated Press)


Tommie Draheim – Offensive line, Kansas City Chiefs

(Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)


Nik Embernate – Offensive line, Pittsburgh Steelers

Coming soon


Gavin Escobar  Tight end, Dallas Cowboys

Coming soon


Heath Farwell – Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks

Farwell Aztec for life


Ronnie Hillman – Running back, Denver Broncos

Ronnie Hillman: Aztecs For Life


Ryan Katz – Quarterback, Denver Broncos

Coming soon


Ryan Lindley – Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

Ryan Lindley


Jerome Long  Defensive line, Dallas Cowboys

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Lance Louis – Offensive line, Miami Dolphins

(Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/US Presswire)


Leon McFadden – Cornerback, Cleveland Browns

Coming Soon


Kassim Osgood – Wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers

Kassim Osgood: Aztecs in the NFL


DeMarco Sampson – Wide receiver, Buffalo Bills

(Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


Brian Stahovich – Punter, Buffalo Bills

Coming soon


Brett Swain – Wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks

Brett Swain: Aztecs in the NFL


Roberto Wallace – Wide receiver,  Tennessee Titans

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Antwan Applewhite – Linebacker/Defensive end

Aztecs For Life


Kirk Morrison – Linebacker

(Photo Credit: Rick Stewart/Associated Press)


Chaz Schilens – Wide receiver

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Rocky Long named MW Coach of the Year, all-conference teams announced

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Head coach Rocky Long was named the MW Coach of the Year on Tuesday

Head coach Rocky Long was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year on Tuesday, marking the first time an SDSU head coach has ever received the award.

On top of Long’s award, several Aztecs were named to the all-conference teams.

All-MW First-Team selections
OL Nik Embernate, senior
TE Gavin Escobar, junior (two-time first-team honoree)
CB Leon McFadden, senior (three-time first-team honoree)

All-MW Second-Team selections
RB Adam Muema, sophomore
OL Alec Johnson, senior
LB Jake Fely, sophomore
S Nat Berhe, junior

All-MW Honorable Mentions
LB Derek Largent, sophomore
DL Sam Meredith, sophomore
OL Bryce Quigley, junior

Check out the official Mountain West press release to see the full teams and awards list.


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