Former Alabama OL J.C. Hassenauer has found a new home in the NFL. The New York Giants have added Hassenauer as a free-agent signing.

It’s a reunion with Brian Daboll for Hassenauer, who finished his Alabama career in 2017. Daboll, the Giants’ head coach, was Alabama’s offensive coordinator for the 2017 team that won the College Football Playoff national championship.

A reserve lineman who made 3 starts in his Alabama career, Hassenauer went undrafted in 2018. He spent time on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad during his first year in the pros.

In the spring of 2019, Hassenauer played for the Birmingham Iron in the Alliance of American Football. The AAF did not make it a full season, but Hassenauer’s strong showing landed him another NFL opportunity. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 5, 2019.  After being waived on Aug. 31, 2019, the Steelers brought Hassenauer back as a practice squad signee on Nov. 20 and promoted him to the active roster on Dec. 24.

Over the past 3 seasons, Hassenauer played in 45 games for the Steelers, making 7 starts.