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Getting To Know: Antwon Blake

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Learn more about the Steelers' third-year cornerback.

The following is the latest installment of Getting To Know, a chance to learn a little more about Steelers’ players who were added to the roster over the last few years.

Position: Cornerback

Height: 5-9

Weight: 198

College: University of Texas El Paso (UTEP)

Years Pro: 3

How Acquired: Claimed off of waivers from Jacksonville in 2013.

Football Mentor/Inspiration: Growing up in Jacksonville I was a Jaguars fan so I liked guys like Jimmy Smith and Rashean Mathis then. I tried to mimic those guys. As a kid I played on both sides of the ball so they were some of my favorite playmakers.

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: One of my proudest things was graduating high school knowing I had a full scholarship to attend a University.

Initial NFL Attraction: Playing football was something I always did when I was young so I felt like I could continue to keep going. Once I knew I had a chance to do it I put my all into it and it turned out for me.  

Football Mindset: Every day I want to get at least two percent better. I forgot where I heard that from, but I heard it and it stuck with me. I want to get at least two percent better every day, give my all every day and make plays.      

Impression of Pittsburgh: I like Pittsburgh a lot. It has a lot of great fans. It’s an easy city to get around.    

Perception of Steelers: The most Super Bowls in the NFL. A lot of prestige. A winning program. Family. A bunch of hard-working guys.   

Goals/Aspirations for 2014:  From a team aspect I know the goal for the season is to be holding up that trophy at the end of the season. From a personal aspect, I want to come out and work as hard as I can every day. If I do that I feel like good things will happen for me.   

Career Goals: For one I want to turn into an NFL starter and ultimately become an All Pro. I want to do those things. And win. That’s what I like to do, just win games.   

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