ASK THE STEELERS – ZIGGY HOOD – PART 3
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From Joseph Frank in Pennsylvania: What is it like to join the number one defense in the NFL?
Ziggy Hood: Awesome.
From Tom Stephenson in Ohio: How welcoming and helpful have the veteran defensive linemen been so far?
Ziggy Hood: They have gone above and beyond teaching me the ropes and not giving me a hard time because I am a rookie. It's been a pleasure to work with these guys.
From Lou James in Texas: You worked at Sonic during high school. What lessons did you learn there about the values of hard work?
Ziggy Hood: if you want more, you will put more time and effort and hours into what you want to achieve. In order for me to make more money, I had to put more hours in.
From Jamie Coles in Ohio: I read that you skated when you worked at Sonic. How did a guy your size skate?
Ziggy Hood: I can rollerblade I can do that perfect. I did all right. It was my junior and senior year. I was about 225-230 then. I think I lost more weight than gained it working there.
From Dan Potts in Pennsylvania: 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?
Ziggy Hood: I have seen it myself. If you run into a fan that recognizes you, you can see the fire in their eyes. You see the passion they have for the football team and what they stand for.
**From Harry Lowery in Florida: What is it going to be like for the first time to see your jersey hanging in your locker at Heinz Field?
Ziggy Hood:** It's going to be a sense of achievement, something I have been waiting for my whole life. It's so motivating and makes me work harder.