Getting To Know: Shawn Lemon


Shawn Lemon
6-1, 235
1st year

Who is your football mentor or inspiration?
My parents.

What motivates you?
People telling me I can't do something. My whole life I've been told that I can't do stuff and I continue to prove people wrong.

What is your football mindset?
Sack the quarterback. I take a lot of pride in my pass rush.

Why do you play football?
To sack quarterbacks.

What is your proudest football moment or memory?
Winning the Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) last year in Calgary.


Photos of the Steelers Outside Linebackers during the 2014 season.

Who is the teammate that has made the biggest impression on you?**
The guy that play on the other side of me (at outside linebacker) last year in Calgary, Charleston Hughes. He's been playing in the CFL for eight years. He taught me a lot.

When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?
Six rings, winning championships.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?
All these bridges.

What are your goals for 2015?
Just to come out in the preseason and solidify myself in the NFL as a pass rusher.

What are your career goals?
Make an impact. Be that guy that played in every professional football league that exists. I've played in the arena league, the IFL, the CFL. This is my next step, the NFL. I've sacked the quarterback in every league so far except the NFL.

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