It was almost an hour later and Andrew Warhola still couldn't believe that he had met Antonio Brown, his favorite Steelers player. He had hoped to just watch him and his Steelers teammates practice, but meeting him and then having the Pro Bowl receiver hand his gloves to him afterwards, it was more than he ever expected.
The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan.
"It was kind of scary. I was kind of shy," said the nine-year old Warhola. "When he gave me the gloves is when I thought I was going to pass out."
Warhola had the opportunity to meet Brown, and all his teammates, thanks to the Steelers and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Warhola attended the team's practice on Friday, and will be at Heinz Field on Sunday when the Steelers play the Oakland Raiders. All part of a wish come true.
"I just like football a lot," said Warhola. "This is a special team. It's the Steel Curtain here.
"It was way more than I hoped for. I couldn't really breathe that much. It was the perfect day because I got to meet all of the players and it was a fun experience."