Getting to Know: Eli Rogers

By Jamie Swimmer InternEli Rogers

Wide Receiver
University of Louisville
2nd Season

Who is your football mentor or inspiration?
I have guys I aspire to be as far as their work ethic and just the way they go about being a professional. Antonio Brown has been a pretty good mentor for me as far as showing me the ropes on how to do things. As a mentor, I have a mentor back at home in James Bush. He's been a great mentor for me, just keeping me focused and steady.

What motivates you in football or in life?
Just being an underdog. All my life I was kind of an underdog or in a shadow of things. My mom, my family, my story and my life in general.

What is your football mindset/approach?
I want to be the best. You should always want to come out here and want to be the best, but I want to be the best and be able to contribute to the team.

Why do you play football?
I love the game, I love it.

What is your proudest football moment or memory?
My proudest moment was winning the Sugar Bowl. I have a few though. In college there was a big play on third down. Our team really needed a play, it third-and-long. Teddy Bridgewater hit me up the seam and I had a diving catch. It really changed the momentum.

When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?
I think of a great organization. From me being here, a great organization, a real family and just a tough, hardworking team.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?
I love Pittsburgh. We have great fans here. The mountains, the rivers, it's a lot different from Miami and I love it here.

What about Steelers fans?
The fans are crazy here. It's a real fan base here and they're really into the football team and all sports. I really love the fan base here.

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