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Steelers Legends Return to Pittsburgh to Support Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers legends all returned to the city to show their support for legendary safety Troy Polamalu’s Resilience Bowl.

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu at the first annual Resilience Bowl, May 21, 2024 - Ed Thompson./ Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers legends descended on Pittsburgh to start the week with one purpose—to support Troy Polamalu. Polamalu returned to Pittsburgh to host the Resilience Bowl, a new flag football game at Acrisure Stadium that raises money for underserved communities in the Pittsburgh area.

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Former Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu at the Resilience Bowl on May 21, 2024. — Steelers Now/Ed Thompson.

Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, James Harrison, Jerome Bettis, and Polamalu himself participated. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive lineman Cam Heyward were in attendance for the event to show their support for Polamalu’s endeavor. Polamalu.

Working with the Resilience Project, which has recently focused efforts in places such as the Hill District, Polamalu called himself ‘grateful’ to make an impact in any way with the organization, which has an ever-evolving impact throughout the Pittsburgh region.

The Steelers showed steadfast support for the movement and organization. Polamalu and multiple former Steelers, like Casey Hampton, Heath Miller, Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden, and others, stopped by the team’s first OTAs session on Tuesday to watch and return the favor on some of the support.

Polamalu called it ‘humbling’ to reconnect with his former teammates in such a manner, but the impact it would have on the communities around Pittsburgh makes the event all the more worth it for him and other Steelers.

Ed Thompson provided coverage from Acrisure Stadium.