The Virginia Steelers was establish in 2009 in Herndon Virginia with the goal of giving athletes the opportunity to play minor league football with a professionally run organization. We believe that the Northern Virginia area has plenty of talent to build a successful team as the area has produced professional athletes like Chris Warren (Seattle Seahawks), Ratcliff Thomas (New England Patriots) and most recently, Westfield’s Eddie Royal (Denver Broncos) just to name a few. We believe that the area would have produced more professional athletes if players had a second chance to pursue their dreams after high school or College. We Believe the Virginia Steelers can provide that second chance by giving players the opportunity to improve their skills while in transition from High School to College or from College to other professional leagues. We would like the Virginia Steelers to serve as a transitioning point for athletes trying to get to the next level. One of our goals is to establish relationships with pro agents, professional leagues like the Canadian Football league and Division I Universities to try and help players get to the next level. If you categorize yourself as one of these individuals or just want a chance to compete at the minor league level then the Virginia Steelers is the organization for you.
One Team, One Heart Beat, One Goal, To Win
Back for the 2014 Season, July 8th, 2013
The Steelers staff is very excited to have Lionel Breaux back this season as he continues his campaign to make an NFL roster. Breaux was highly sought after by NFL scouts in the 2011 draft upon graduating from Ole Miss. Lionel is still in contact with a few NFL teams and hopes to get a call very soon for the 2013 NFL season.
2013 DMV Bowl ChampionsSteelers 14, Gladiators 0
2013 Players of the Year
Offensive MVP, RB #18 Claude Johnson
Defensive MVP, DT #55 Mike Williams
Best Offesive Linemen C, # 52 Tyrell Chatman
Best Defensive Linemen DT, #74 Daniel Schreiber
Steeler RB, Claude Johnson Interview at the 2014 NFL Regional Combine starts at 10min 41 sec
8-23-2014- Steelers vs Rams Game Pics
The Steelers 2014 season ended this past week in a very entertaining and exciting rubber match against the undefeated Prince William Monarchs. The Monarchs started out the game in typical Monarch fashion by pounding the football with a tough ground attack and put together a 70 yard drive on their first possession of the game and went up 7-0. From then on it would be a defensive battle and the Steelers defense struck first for the Men of Steel when Stanley Thomas scooped up a fumble on the Monarch 35 yard line and took it to the house late in first quarter to pull within one point 7-6. The Steelers offense didn’t want to be left out of the party and put a drive together of their own with a balanced attack mixed with receptions by Lionel Breaux and the two headed run attack of Claude Johnson and Chris Coats. The Steelers would cap off a 65 yard drive late in the third when quarterback Kevin Ashcraft found receiver Dustin Thompson in the endzone for a 35yard Touchdown to take the lead into the half 12-7. The undefeated Monarchs seem to be in disbelief at the half and in a fight for their lives against a team that they had beat twice in the regular season. The second half would be a back and forth defensive battle with neither defense allowing much of a sustained offensive drive and the Steelers looked to be on their way to victory until the Monarchs investment in the run game finally paid off when they bust a run outside and took it to the house 55 yards early in the 4th quarter. The Steelers defense would hold strong and give the offense two more possessions to come away victorious but the offense would close the show with a costly interception with about 2 minutes left to play. The Steelers came up short in their very first playoff game in team history 12-14 but they left a lasting impression on the Monarchs and the TFL in their inaugural season in a new league but they’ll have to wait until next season to prove that they have what it takes to be champs.