Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 29, 2012

Lou Michaels, Steelers Kicker and Defensive End, 1961-1963

Lou Michaels: First, you were drafted in 1958 by the Rams – how did you find yourself in Pittsburgh in 1961? I was drafted in round one by the Rams after they traded defensive end Andy Robustelli to the Giants. I was plugged in as the defensive end from day … Read Article →

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January 26, 2012

Clendon Thomas, Steelers Safety, 1962-1968

Clendon Thomas: First, can you let readers know what you are doing with yourself these days? Well, I just had my 76th birthday. I’m not retired –  I work with a former partner from  my chemical business — we work in the drilling equipment business now in the oil fields. … Read Article →

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January 25, 2012

Tom Sorensen, Steelers Kicker, 1970

First, can you let readers know what you are doing with yourself these days and how you got involved? For the last twenty-plus years I have coached and tutored as an avocation while working full-time in law enforcement and other endeavors. When I retired  four years ago I was fortunate to … Read Article →

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January 23, 2012

Jim O’Brien: We can learn so much from Joe Paterno’s words

Jim O’Brien: We can learn so much from Joe Paterno’s words                           Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien Joe Paterno always liked being Joe Paterno.  He played the part so well.  It’s like the way Mike Ditka plays the part of Mike Ditka.    Once they were so serious … Read Article →

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January 22, 2012

Larry Zierlein, Steelers Offensive Line Coach, 2007-2009

Larry Zierlein: First, can you tell readers what got you started in coaching – what you enjoy most about the job? I got into coaching because of a dislocated shoulder.  I had one year of eligibility remaining when I got out of the Marine Corps in 1968 so I enrolled … Read Article →

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January 21, 2012

Steve August, Steelers Offensive Lineman, 1984

Steve August: First, can you let readers know what you have been doing with yourself  since your time in the NFL?  Since 1995 I have been working in the Investment and Financial Planning industry. Presently I am a Banker with J.P. Morgan here in Tulsa, OK working with high net … Read Article →

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January 20, 2012

Craig Bingham, Steelers Linebacker, 1982-1984, 1987

Craig Bingham: First, can you let readers know what you are doing with yourself these days and how you got involved with DCI? I am currently in sales with DCI selling construction related products. You were born in Kingston, Jamaica. How important is the Jamaican heritage to you and what … Read Article →

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January 18, 2012

John Jackson, Steelers Offensive Lineman, 1988-1997

John Jackson: First, can you tell readers about your work with KMG Sports Management – what your role there is and how you got started there? I got started three months after I retired – really two years after I was done playing. My capacity right now is as a … Read Article →

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January 18, 2012

Chris Combs, Steelers Defensive Lineman, 2000-2001

Chris Combs: First, can you let readers know what you are doing now post-NFL? I enjoy my work as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and The Clark-Combs Group in Durham, NC. I don’t have a lot of time outside of work these days but I’m involved in my church … Read Article →

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