As they left the Steelers practice facility following what was a “dream” afternoon, Linda Arnold gave Steelers’ number one draft pick
Dean Arnold was the lucky Steelers’ season ticket holder who won the opportunity to join team staff at Pittsburgh International Airport to welcome Shazier to Pittsburgh, accompany him to the team’s practice facility and attend his introductory press conference.
“I had to pinch myself,” said Dean Arnold, from Ohio Township, Pennsylvania. “I certainly wasn’t expecting it. I was kind of curious how I got selected. I thought it was just for me and not my wife and I. Then we found out we were both invited. It was great.”
Arnold, a fan since the days of John Henry Johnson and season ticket holder since 2005, enjoyed lunch and a tour of the practice facility before heading to the airport.
Then it was all about making Shazier feel welcome in Pittsburgh.
“On behalf of the city and Steelers Nation I think it’s a great opportunity to do this,” said Arnold. “And all Ryan has to do is work hard and he will be loved here automatically."