ASK THE STEELERS – JONATHAN DWYER – PART 3
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Dana Lucas asks: Have you heard yet how passionate Steelers fans are about the team and are you looking forward to playing for a team with that kind of atmosphere?
Jonathan Dwyer: Of course I am. Where I am from football and baseball are like life. It's like their bible. I am excited to be a part of it.
Christopher Baron in Barre, Vermont asks: As you grew up who did you consider your idol on the football field?
Jonathan Dwyer: I looked up to Walter Payton, Jerome Bettis and Adrian Peterson.
Greg Butler in Arizona asks: What was it like to see the six Super Bowl trophies for the first time?
Jonathan Dwyer: It was cool. It's something people don't always get to see. It was a lot of fun. Hopefully I can be a part of a new one.
Daniel Curran in Cleveland, Ohio asks: What past or current NFL player you feel plays similar to your style? Jonathan Dwyer: Past I would say Walter Payton. That is who I try to play like. Now it would be Adrian Peterson because he is a big back and is tall like I am. He is physical and uses his vision and things like that.
Jesse Hoss asks: Other than football, are there any other pro sports you follow and if so who are your favorite teams?
Jonathan Dwyer: I always follow basketball. My favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers because I have a buddy that plays for them, J.J. Hickson, and I am a LeBron James fan. In baseball I am a Yankees fan. It's a sport I always played as a kid. Guys I played with are in the Major Leagues now. I am friends with Jayson Heyward, a starting outfielder for the Braves.
Dan Morris in Rhode Island asks: What is your first impression of the City of Pittsburgh, which was just voted the most livable city in America?
Jonathan Dwyer: It's different than Atlanta. It's not as busy. The people are a lot more laid back, which I am. I really like the city a lot.
Manny Luciano in Brooklyn, New York asks: Why did you pick jersey #41? Is that permanent?
Jonathan Dwyer: I didn't pick it. They gave it to me. I don't know if it's permanent or not. It's a number, it's not who I am. My name and the way I play will overcome whatever number I am.