Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. will have a special fan cheering for him this Sunday in Kansas City.
Fairland (Ohio) basketball player Steeler Leep got his unusual name because of his father, Rusty Leep’s love for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rusty Leep died last week after an eight-year battle with cancer, and one of Steeler Leep’s friends made a social media post, trying to find a way to send Steeler to the Steelers’ playoff game this Sunday in his father’s memory.
Snell, a Columbus, Ohio native that played his college football at Kentucky, came across the post, and made Steeler Leep’s dream come true, sending tickets for him, his mother and his sister to attend Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game in Kansas City.
“My father would love this opportunity,” Leep said to WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, just across the Ohio River from Proctorville, Ohio, where Leep attends school at Fairland and is a junior small forward on the basketball team. “It’s just amazing. I love my (friend), and I love everybody in the community for supporting me.”