Tag Archives: Steelers

Exclusive with Hank Fraley, RMU/Steelers Center, 2000

First, as the offensive line coach now for UCLA – tell me about about who has influenced you as a coach, and how? It’s funny. Reflecting back, my dad was a huge influence. He coached me all the way up to high school in every sport – baseball, basketball…on the … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers Offensive Lineman Marvel Smith, 2000-2008

First, tell me what you’ve been doing with yourself since you retired? Well, I’ve been keeping things low-keyed. I’m not on social media – I don’t know what’s going on with anyone except for some of the guys I keep in touch with. The big thing is my family. I … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers Defensive Lineman Hebron Fangupo, 2012-2013

First, tell us about your job as a Defensive Line coach at Snow College. How did you start your career as a coach? Well I always knew I wanted to be a coach. Even before I stopped playing I was pursuing a career as  a coach. I asked Coach Tomlin, … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers WR Santonio Holmes, 2006-2009

First, tell us a bit about your work with III and Long – your foundation? Well, I founded III & Long by myself, with four other people. My son has a rare disease that has plagued my family and cost us lives over the years. Sickle Cell Disease has touched … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Shamarko Thomas, Steelers Safety, 2013-2016

First, let us know what you’re up to now? Well, I’m training. Just waiting for a call. You know, the free agency process. Has your agent told you anything? Any teams you are hoping for? Just that I need to take it week to week. We’re just looking for a … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Scottie Montgomery, Steelers WR Coach, 2010-2012

First, can you talk a bit about how being a successful undrafted free agent impacted your approach as a coach? The biggest deal really of being an undrafted free agent is that people look at it as a terribly hard road to make it in the NFL. But it gives … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers Wide Receiver Paul Skansi, 1983

First, let us know what brought you to your role as a scout for the Chargers – how did this come about? I’ve been a scout for seventeen years now. I thought I’d get into the mortgage business – but the market fell through. I got the football bug so … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers WR Isaac Blakeney, 2016

First, can you let me know what you’re doing with yourself since you’ve retired from the NFL?  Well, I’m on the path to getting my MBA. I’m working on logistics and strategy in business. The holdup for me is that I have the have a certain amount of work experience … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Jack Ham, Steelers Linebacker, 1971-1982

First  – you’re a busy guy – tell me about the various things you have going on right now The first thing is my energy business –  we ship coal to utilities and export them from West Virginia. But I’m now in the Agro-Med business – we have obtained a … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers OL Lonnie Palelei, 1993-1996

First – we’ve been chatting back and forth on Twitter as you’e been traveling across the country. Tell me about the trip – what drove you to start the trip and how it’s going. Well I ride a lot – I have a couple of bikes. I stay on the … Read Article →

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