Professional wrestler Corey Graves gave Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward the new Pittsburgh Steelers Legacy Title on Saturday night during WWE Payback at PPG Paints Arena. Steelers defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and former Steelers defensive lineman Tyson Alualu were with Heyward at the pay-per-view event.
🏈 Former Badgers Nick Herbig and Keeanu Benton were at Wisconsin’s opening day win over Buffalo in Madison.
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) September 3, 2023
🏈 The official NFL account on X posted highlights of the Steelers’ wild 23-20 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 last year.
Last-second TDs, missed kicks, ridiculous sideline catches. The Steelers-Bengals Week 1 matchup last season had everything. 😮 pic.twitter.com/SSqcWmVDvv
— NFL (@NFL) August 31, 2023
🏈 USA Today ranked Acrisure Stadium as the ninth-best stadium in the NFL.
“Between PNC Park and the formerly named Heinz Field, Pittsburgh does picturesque stadiums so well. While Acrisure Stadium has a new (and terrible) name, it should remain a stadium that has aged incredibly well in its 22 years,” Andrew Joseph of USA Today wrote. “It’s a short walk to bars and restaurants, and the surrounding area is a sea of black and yellow on game days – making for a great atmosphere. It might lack some of the more luxurious amenities of the new stadiums, particularly in the concourses. But this is still a solid stadium.”
🏈 Former Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got his single-game passing record at Findlay High School in Ohio broken. Four-star quarterback Ryan Montgomery surpassed Roethlisberger’s record by throwing for 491 yards and six touchdowns in Findlay’s dominating 49-14 win over Sylvania (Ohio) on Friday night.
Montgomery is the No. 241 overall prospect and No. 18 QB in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 10 player in Ohio. On Aug. 15, Montgomery trimmed his list down to five schools: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State and South Carolina. He’s the younger brother of current Ohio State offensive lineman, Luke Montgomery.
🏈 Bill Simmons of The Ringer is all in on the Steelers this season.
“I mentioned earlier the team that I’ve liked all year. All offseason. This is my team. I’m in on Pittsburgh,” Simmons said. “I’m in on Pickett. Pickens. Jaylen Warren is probably gonna take Najee Harris’ job at some point. They fixed the offensive line; it’s at least decent now. They have Watt back for the whole year. 7-2 they finished last year; a lot of that was without Watt at 100%.”
Simmons thinks the Steelers will upset the 49ers in Week 1 at Acrisure Stadium. “Week 1 they have San Francisco. I think Pittsburgh’s gonna beat San Francisco and could potentially become the overreaction team. I just think Pittsburgh’s gonna show up to that game, lay the smackdown, and we’re off!”
— The Ringer (@ringer) September 1, 2023
🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton, born on September 3, 1977 in Galveston, Texas. Hampton, a first-round pick out of Texas by the Steelers in 2001, was a dominating force at nose tackle in the 2000s. Hampton won two Super Bowl titles with the Steelers and was named to five Pro Bowls in his 12-year career, all of which was with Pittsburgh. Hampton is a member of the Steelers All-Time Team.
🎥 In honor of Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw’s 75th birthday on Saturday, NFL historian Kevin Gallagher posted a clip of Bradshaw’s legendary 1978 NFL MVP season. The video is narrated by the great John Facenda of NFL Films.
Happy 75th, Terry Bradshaw!
— Kevin Gallagher (@KevG163) September 2, 2023
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