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Foster: 'It was very intense'

Posted Jul 14, 2017

Former Steelers’ players share their training camp memories.

The Steelers will report to training camp on July 27 at Saint Vincent College, a time some players love, and others dread. But it’s a must, and for the Steelers it’s something they will be doing for the 52nd time at Saint Vincent College.

Several former players shared their take on what training camp was like for them at Saint Vincent College, and for the most part they are happy they don’t have to go back. Up until the start of training camp we will be bringing you their fun stories and thoughts.

Barry Foster, RB, 1990-94

“I was drafted by Chuck Noll. He was a very old school kind of coach. He ran his practices very old school, very competitive, very tough. When we got to the games, the games were a lot easier than the practices because offenses and defenses went at it so much. It was like a football game every practice, so it was very intense.

“It gave me the right mindset because I was a power runner. I actually liked it. I wasn’t a fast guy, I wasn’t an elusive guy, so being able to have that power set and power back mentality and I was able to showcase my skill set to the coaching staff, and that’s how I ultimately made the team.”