Bloomsburg alumnus finds a new home in the NFL

Toron James, Sports Writer

Former Bloomsburg standout Matt Feiler has found a new home in the National Football League. Offensive lineman Feiler has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Feiler has played for the Los Angeles Chargers for the last two seasons where he had signed a three-year deal worth up to $21 million prior to his release in March to save money and cap space for the team. Feiler was very consistent for the Chargers as he started 33 games for the team over the last two seasons. 

Feiler shined for the Huskies on the field coming from Lampeter-Strasburg High school. Feiler played in 11 games for the Huskies his freshman year as he was a big part of the equation for the Huskies’ offense. In 2012, Feiler was selected to the All-PSAC Eastern Division first team. Also, that year he was named to the 2012 Don Hansen NCAA Division ll All-Super Region One second team. In 2013, Feiler was selected to the East-West Shrine Game, named  a Don Hansen Football Gazette NCAA Division ll second team All-American and was also selected to the All-PSAC first team. 

Feiler is one of the best to come out of Bloomsburg. After his stellar seasons for the Huskies, Feiler entered the NFL draft in 2014. After going undrafted, Feiler signed with the Houston Texans. Feiler was then cut by the Texans after one season on the practice squad. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent the 2015 season on the practice squad. In 2016, Feiler was again on the Steelers practice squad. 

Finally in 2017, Feiler made the Steelers regular squad and started 10 games that year. Feiler played for the Steelers until 2020 when he left the team for the Chargers in free agency. 

Feiler is the only Bloomsburg graduate in the NFL and he will continue that this year for the Buccaneers. The Bloomsburg community will be rooting for Feiler as he continues his career in Tampa.