For Marcus Marquez coming to see the Steelers play and meet the players was something he always wanted to do.
And now his wish has come true.
Marquez, who has Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, was at the team’s practice on Friday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and will be the team’s guest at Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Marquez, a 16-year old from Santa Ana, California, had the opportunity to meet the players, including his favorite, Antonio Brown.
“I just love the Steelers,” said Marquez. “I would watch them when I was in the hospital. It would keep my mind off of everything else watching football. Meeting the players was the big thing for me, going to the game. I am so happy to be here. I am just trying to look at everything. There is so much to look at.
“The players. JuJu (Smith-Schuster) with how his personality is, always being fun. And Antonio Brown. I like him a lot. He is just a good player. A really good player.”
Brown gave Marquez his gloves, while Smith-Schuster gave him a pair of signed cleats.
PHOTOS: Make A Wish
The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan from Santa Ana, CA.
The Pittsburgh Steelers practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.