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Tennessee Titans sign Iowa TE Steven Stilianos as undrafted free agent

The Tennessee Titans put their trust in Tight End U.

The Titans signed Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Steven Stilianos to an undrafted free agent deal following the conclusion of the 2024 NFL draft.

A transfer from Lafayette, Stilianos spent the 2022 and 2023 seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Stilianos appeared in 18 games and started eight this past season with Iowa.

When injuries piled up for the Hawkeyes at tight end last season, Stilianos was one of Iowa’s players that stepped up.

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz commented on Stilianos’ development after the Hawkeyes lost tight end Erick All to a season-ending ACL injury in Iowa’s 15-6 win at Wisconsin.

“Talking about Steve, we said that in the spring, I thought he was probably one of our more improved guys on the team. Last year was a transition year for him. And in the spring you could see him operating, like, this is a guy who can help us play and help us be successful. And he’s going to be called upon to do more now as we move forward,” Ferentz said in October.

The 6-foot-5, 255 pound tight end caught eight passes for 96 yards. Stilianos had a long reception of 37 yards in the Hawkeyes’ 13-10 win at Nebraska. It helped set up the Hawkeyes’ lone touchdown drive of the day.

 

In his college career, Stilianos reeled in 73 grabs for 630 receiving yards with five touchdowns across 47 games played and 30 starts.

Stilianos joins defensive tackle Noah Shannon and defensive end Joe Evans as Hawkeyes that have signed undrafted free agent deals following the conclusion of the 2024 NFL draft. Shannon was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders and Evans was signed by the Baltimore Ravens.

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