Getting To Know: Sammie Coates


Sammie CoatesWide Receiver6-1, 212Auburn RookieWho is your football mentor or inspiration?

My coaches. Coach Dameyune Craig was one of them. My high school coach Danny Powell. I had a few good mentors along the way. They were my coaches. I lost my dad when I was 10 so I leaned on my coaches when I was playing sports.What motivates you?

I have a lot of motivation. I have motivation just by being blessed with the opportunity I have. My mom motivated me. My little 'sister' Kenzie. My dad, I just do everything for him. Life itself motivates me.**

What is your football mindset?**

Every moment counts in football. You have to make everything count. Every time you go out there you have to make everything count.Why do you play football?

I play football because I am blessed and I have the ability to do it. This is an opportunity to take care of my family and you can do a lot with it. It's the passion of the game too. It's just fun.What is your proudest football moment or memory?

It would probably getting 206 yards against our biggest rival in college, Alabama. I will never forget it because it was one of the best games of the season.What teammate that has made the biggest impression on you?

My high school teammate, a kid named Andrew Williams. He was always my best friend. He worked hard and I always watched him and the way he worked and that motivated me.When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?

I think of powerhouse and hard-working. The work ethic you see here, you don't see anywhere else.What is your impression of Pittsburgh?

I love it. It's a great place, great fans and great organization.What are your goals for the 2015 season?

I want to be a part of what we do. I want to win, and I want to be a part of winning. I want to do whatever I can to contribute to winning.What are your career goals?

I want to be one of the best wide receivers in the game. I want people to see that I am a great player and a great man too.

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