Aliquippa’s Dravon Askew-Henry on signing with Steelers: ‘This is my home’ |

Aliquippa’s Dravon Askew-Henry on signing with Steelers: ‘This is my home’

Chris Adamski
Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry carries against Washington during the second quarter of the WPIAL Class AA championship game Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Heinz Field.

Undrafted players and their agents often talk about the frenzied minutes and hours after an NFL Draft’s completion when a quick decision with major life ramifications needs to be made in short order.

Aliquippa’s Dravon Askew-Henry didn’t see it as having to make any decision at all after seven rounds were completed late last month without his name being called.

“I already knew what I wanted to do,” Askew-Henry said Friday. “If I was undrafted, I already knew where I wanted to go.

“This is my home.”

“Home” for Askew-Henry is the greater Pittsburgh area. So after he set a West Virginia record for most games started (51), Askew-Henry signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A 6-foot, 202-pound safety, Askew-Henry joins a position group that likely has an opening for a rookie to snag a roster spot if he performs well over the summer.

“I’m undrafted,” Askew-Henry said, “so I mean, I have to prove something to myself, to my teammates and my coaches.

“I wouldn’t want it no other way.”

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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