Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/2/12

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
If you’ve been to the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania then you will know exactly the seen I’m about to describe. In August of 2009 my wife and I stopped at camp with our two kids while on the way to western New York. She and I had been before but this was new territory for the kids. We were able to get a great spot on the hill with some shade and a perfect view of practice. Once we had done the NFL Experience and ate some food we settled in to plan our deployment to the best place to procure some autographs. To say this skill requires some luck is an understatement because you really don’t know where the players will go following each practice. Hines Ward has always been one of my favorites simply because of how he plays the game. He’s not the fastest or the biggest but he plays the game hard and leaves it all on the field. My daughter and I were hoping to get his or Ben Roethlisberger’s autograph but getting both would be nothing short of a miracle. As th...
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