Landry Jones drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks after his wife was drafted in the WNBA

Maggie Hendricks
Shutdown Corner

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth round of the NFL draft. It turns out he wasn't the only person drafted in the family this month. Jones' wife Whitney Hand was drafted by the WNBA's San Antonio Stars on April 15.

Both standout athletes at Oklahoma, Jones and Hand were married in July of 2012. She tore her ACL early in her senior season, but is expected to return to action this summer. During Jones' senior year, he led the Sooners to a 10-2 record, and will fight for a back-up spot on the Steelers.

Hand's ties to the Steelers don't end with her husband. At Oklahoma, she was teammates with Carlee Roethlisberger, the sister of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben. Jones and Roethlisberger will already have common ground on the first day of training camp.

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