Former Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs is working to earn the backup quarterback role in Pittsburgh, where he has served as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup earlier in his career.

On Thursday night in the Hall of Fame preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, Dobbs served as the Steelers’ quarterback for much of the second half.

And, as you can see below, Dobbs stood tall in the face of a blitzer early in the fourth quarter and delivered a strike to former Georgia WR Tyler Simmons for the touchdown:

That score all but sealed the victory for the Steelers. Dobbs and Simmons may have been SEC East rivals during college, but now they’re working together to make the Steelers’ 53-man roster.

This was a good start to the preseason for both players. Now, we’ll have to see how they fare over the next 3 preseason contests.