Steelers select Loudermilk in the fifth round –

Earned first letter, playing in 11 games … missed three games due to injury … recorded 11 tackles, including six solo stops, 1.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks … contributed to unit that ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense (262.1 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (13.9 points per game), No. 3 in rushing defense (98.4 ypg) and No. 1 in pass efficiency defense (96.4) … made Badgers debut vs. Utah State on Sept. 1, recording three tackles and 1.0 sack … had one tackle and one pass breakup vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 … logged two tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 25… notched two tackles at BYU on Sept. 16 … made one tackle vs. Michigan on Nov. 18 … recorded one stop vs. Iowa on Nov. 11 … opened Big Ten play with 0.5 sack vs. Northwestern on Sept. 30

Redshirt season

Three-star prospect by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … first-team all-state in 8-man football by Kansas Football Coaches Association and Wichita Eagle as a senior, logging 97 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two interceptions along with five TD receptions … helped 10-1 West Elk earn its first-ever playoff win as a senior … first-team All-South Central Border League as a sophomore, junior and senior … three-time all-district and all-area selection … finished career with 267 tackles, 22.0 sacks and three interceptions on defense and logged eight TD receptions on offense … two-year team MVP … first-team all-state in basketball by Kansas Basketball Coaches Association as a junior, averaging 19.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game … also honorable mention all-state by KBCA as a sophomore, averaging 14.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game … three-time All-SCBL in basketball … also competed in baseball and track and field, winning conference title in shot put as a junior … National Honor Society … honor roll student … high school coach was Chris Haag

Parents are Stacy Howell and Carteze Loudermilk … father played basketball at Independence Community College and Creighton.