The following is the latest installment of Getting To Know, a chance to learn a little more about Steelers' players who were added to the roster over the last few years.
Years Pro: 6
How Acquired: UFA, 2014
Football Mentor/Inspiration: I just grew up loving 'ball.' I watched all the greats and I studied them and I took something from everybody and added to my game.
Proudest Football Moment/Memory: I have a lot of them. Every moment was great to me, I just love the game. I don't have just one.
Favorite Teammate: I love them all. I'm a good dude to get along with, easy going, so I'm friends with everybody.
Initial NFL Attraction: I started tackling when I was five-years old. I just loved it from there. Watching every game, the 49ers, the Steelers, the Cowboys; my whole family were Cowboys fans because I grew up in Dallas. I just grew up a football fan my whole life.
Football Philosophy: No regrets, every day no regrets. The next day could be your last. Go with no regrets; give it all you have every day because you never know when it's over.
Impression of Pittsburgh: I love it, it's unique. I can't wait to get out and explore it.
Perception of Steelers: Tradition, hard work, an organization that knows how to win. I smell tradition.
Goals/Aspirations for 2014: Be the best I can be. The last two years weren't what I wanted them to be but I'm fully healthy for the first time in two years. I can't wait to get going.
Career Goals: I just want to be the best, be the best at my position and keep working.