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
The Steelers are still looking for their first win going into week three of the season. The Steelers lost their season opener to the Monarchs 29-8. This past weekend they were in a dog fight with the DMV Raiders when the game was postponed in double over time 14-14. (game will be continued on September 12th) The Steelers go on the road this Saturday and will face the formidable Woodland Tigers. The Tigers are coming off a 20-6 loss to the Monarchs themselves and look to stay in 2nd place in the division and improve their record to 2-1. This should be an interesting match up as the Steelers and Tigers have squared off against the Monarchs and Raiders to begin their seasons.
Steelers vs. DMV Raiders recap 7-25-2015
The Steelers were in a dog fight with the DMV Raiders this past weekend at home. The Steelers started off the game on offense and looked to be getting back to form with a balanced run and passing attack but fumbled the ball in the redzone and turned the ball over. The Steeler defense seemed to shake off the rust and kept the Raiders offense in check and gave up one touchdown the entire game due to a blocked punt that gave the Raiders the ball on the Steelers 5 yard line. The Steelers offense had no problem moving the ball but stalled their drives with, fumbles, holding penalties and dropped passes. The offense finally put a drive together in the second half to lock the game up 6-6 but shot themselves in the foot again when they fumbled the 2 point conversion. Neither team could mount enough offense to win the game in regulation and the game would have to be decided in overtime. Neither team could score in the first over time series but both teams matched scores in the second overtime 14-14. The third overtime to decide the winner of the game never happened as the game was suspended due to lights on the field and will be finished on September 12th when the meet again.