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.
College: North Carolina
Years Pro: 5
How Acquired: UFA, 2014
Football Mentor/Inspiration: Just family members that have stuck by me throughout life.
Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Just life, you know what I'm saying? Waking up every morning, because some people don't really have the opportunity. Just life is a proud moment for me, and doing something that I love.
Favorite Teammate: I had a couple where I was at (San Diego) and a couple in college. I can't name them all and I don't want to get in trouble.
Initial NFL Attraction: Being able to hit somebody without getting in trouble, without having to go to jail.
Football Philosophy: This is not for me, it's for my family. I have kids so it's not for me. It's for generations after me.
Impression of Pittsburgh: Tradition.
Perception of Steelers: You have six Super Bowls already. That's the most in the league, if I'm not mistaken. You might as well say you're a dynasty.
Goals/Aspirations for 2014:Just to do whatever is needed to help get lucky No. 7. I'm willing to do it.
Career Goals: Finish at the top.