Getting To Know: Rob Golden


Rob GoldenSafety5-11, 202Arizona4th YearWho is your football mentor or inspiration?

Ryan Clark. When I first got here he welcomed me in with open arms and he took the same route I took. Ryan Clark is definitely the guy.

What motivates you?**

My family motivates me. Just knowing what my family has done for me, they have always been there. I am trying to do for them and give back. My family is my number one motivation.What is your football mindset?

Do whatever I have to do to get the job done. Go out there, whether I have to bust everything I've got and go out there on special teams, or whether I have to go out there on defense. Whatever I have I want to give it everything.

Why do you play football?
Because it's something I love to do. I grew up playing the game and loving it. Now I get to do it as a job and I love it.What is your proudest football moment or memory?

It would be making the Steelers football team. It was definitely a dream come true. Coming in as a free agent and being able to be on this team was a dream come true.When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?

Steelers defense. I think about the great tradition. I think about Mean Joe Greene and all of the guys who played here before me. I think about the hard-hitting defense that has always been here.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh is a great city. It's a sports atmosphere. Everybody loves the teams, they love football, baseball and hockey. It's a great sports atmosphere.What about Steelers fans?

The fans are great. They are at every game. They stay until the end. The Pirates fans are great too. Even when I went to a game, they were so enthusiastic. The fans are really supportive here.

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