As Drew Carfrae watched the Steelers practice, the smile on his face grew wider and wider.
"It's amazing. It's just amazing to be here," said Carfrae. "I am a huge Steelers fan. I never thought I would be this close to them. It's crazy, awesome."
Carfrae, who is from Waverly, Iowa, was at practice and will be at the Steelers-Bengals game on Sunday as a guest of the Steelers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
When practice ended, Carfrae's wish came true as one after another the players came over to take pictures with him, sign autographs, and in the case of linebacker William Gay, leave him speechless. Carfrae, who is 17, became a Steelers fan after watching Harrison return an interception 100-yards in the Steelers Super Bowl XLIII win over the Arizona Cardinals. Harrison gave him his gloves after practice, posed for a picture, spent time chatting with him and signed items for him.
"That was insane. Crazy," said Carfrae. "This is great. He asked me if I wanted his gloves. I was like, really. This is more than I could have expected. I still can't believe I got James Harrison's gloves."