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Minkah Fitzpatrick Has Steelers’ Longest Interception Return Since 1933

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick had the team’s longest interception return in 86 years on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick intercepted Indianapolis Colts backup Brian Hoyer at the Steelers’ 4-yard line in the first half and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown.

The 96-yard interception return was the longest for the Steelers in the regular season since the team’s inaugural season in 1933, when Martin “Butch” Kottler — a 5-foot-9, 180-pound Carnegie native — returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the franchise’s second game.

Against the Chicago Cardinals on Sept. 27, 1933 at Forbes Field, Kotter’s score in the second quarter got the Steelers on the board and they rallied from a 13-point deficit to win, 14-13 for the first win in franchise history.

Of course, those two are the longest interception returns in regular-season history. Linebacker James Harrison had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown — also against the Cardinals — in Super Bowl XLIII.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Delivers Pizzas to Steelers Fans

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is bringing some joy to fans during tough times.

Smith-Schuster spent his Tuesday afternoon delivering pizzas for PizzaHut, and even took the time to snap a pic with a young fan, courtesy of JimStamm22 on Twitter.

A fan favorite, Smith-Schuster is entering his fourth season in Pittsburgh.

After an explosive sophomore season in 2018, Smith-Schuster battled injuries and inconsistent quarterback play that combined for a lackluster 2019.

With the return of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster appears primed to deliver more than pizzas this upcoming season.

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Report: Steelers to Hold Training Camp at Team Facility, Not at Saint Vincent College

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It looks like the Steelers will be staying home for training camp this August.

According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday, the league has informed teams that they must hold training camp at their facilities later this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Steelers will now be conducting training camp on the South Side, instead of their traditional summer home of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, snapping a 54-year streak.

The league still plans for training camp to begin on time, but has made no announcement on changes to the season or whether games will have fans.

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Steelers Honor 2020 Graduates at Heinz Field

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing love to the 2020 graduates that had their senior years cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team honored this year’s graduating class by displaying a congratulatory message on the scoreboard at Heinz Field Friday night.

A few current and former Steelers players also voiced their support on social media, including running back James Conner, defensive end Cam Heyward and retired defensive end Brett Keisel.

“Keep focused, keep chasing your dreams,” Conner said. “I know 2020’s been a wild year, but just stay focused, stay locked in. I know you guys are all going to go and accomplish great things.”

Students across the Pittsburgh area have been forced to finish the school year from home, and have unfortunately had to miss out on some of life’s biggest milestones, such as prom and graduation day.

It’s great to see the Steelers doing their part to make students feel celebrated and recognized.

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