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Opportunity Knocks: Milton alum gets call to play in NFL

| Brian Lester

On Christmas Day, the phone of Corliss Waitman started ringing. It wasn’t a family member or friend wishing him a Merry Christmas, but rather the Pittsburgh Steelers.

They needed a punter for their game in Kansas City that next day. So they turned to Waitman after learning their starter wouldn’t be available because of a personal situation.

Pittsburgh Steelers punter Corliss Waitman (10) during a regular season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)


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