Getting To Know: Artie Burns

Artie BurnsCornerbackUniversity of MiamiRookie

Who is your football mentor or inspiration?
Definitely going to be William Gay. He's a veteran on the team, he's accomplished a lot. I'm trying to get to his caliber, his status. That's probably a mentor for me right now. I definitely watched him, I watched his game. He's one of the premier corners in the league right now, so I definitely watched him.


What motivates you?**
The love for the game. My son, my whole family. Just representing my last name, getting my last name out there, that's what we do it for.

What is your football mindset?
Be great every day. When I come in, I know I'm young, but just come in and be great. I know I'm young right now but I want to be the greatest on the field. That's just the standard that I have for myself.

Why do you play football?
It's all I know.

What is your proudest football moment or memory?
Getting drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was the best thing.

When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?Tough, physical, family, greatness, and trophies.What do you like about Pittsburgh?It's just the family love, the whole city got you. It's like a town where everybody knows you. In Miami everybody got their own thing going on but it's really like a family atmosphere here.What about Steelers fans?Biggest football fans. That's my impression, they want Super Bowls, and I'm going to go out there and work with the team and go and get it.

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