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Miller: 'Steelers Nation is the best fan base'

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Tight end Heath Miller and linebacker Jarvis Jones took part in the team's annual Ladies' Night Out.

It’s no secret the Steelers’ have a great fan base, with a large portion of those who support the black and gold being female fans. And on Monday night, those ladies showed their loyalty and football knowledge at the annual Steelers Ladies’ Night Out event, presented by Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Over 200 women, decked out in every kind of Steelers attire possible from jerseys to accessories, turned out at Heinz Field for an evening filled with football, fun and bonding together.

“Steelers Nation is the best fan base in the league and we have a lot of women who make up that group,” said tight end Heath Miller. “I am always impressed with how much they know about the game and how involved they are in watching it and cheering us on. It’s good to see.”

Miller and linebacker Jarvis Jones spoke at the event, sharing stories of what the season is like for them and answering questions, with the ladies definitely showing their football knowledge.  
 
“Since I got here last year I saw how much females love Steelers football,” said Jones. “Even when I am home in Georgia I hear about it. We do a lot of events here for the ladies, and they always seem to have fun.

“It’s a great opportunity to share with them some of the things we got through daily, weekly and don’t always understand. Sometimes they just see the game, the fun part of it, and don’t see all of the week that is put in daily and throughout the week. It’s a great opportunity to give them insight into what we do here at the Steelers organization.”

After hearing from the players, the ladies went on a tour of Heinz Field and participated in on field drills with Steelers’ alumni Charlie Batch, Louis Lipps and Edmund Nelson.

“It’s very exciting,” said Jennifer Derrick, of Washington, Pa. “It’s an opportunity to ask a lot of questions, ask the players whatever you want, and get more up close and personal with them. I love it.”