A Closer Look: Steve Nelson
Experience: Fifth Season
College: Oregon State
Twitter Handle: @Nelson_Island
Most entertaining person you follow on social media?
50 Cent (Twitter @50Cent)
Must have food?
I like Jamaican food, like curry, chicken, oxtails. Stuff like that.
It’s hard. I have to go with Jada Pinkett.
Morning person or night owl?
I am a morning person. It’s the start of a new day. I have my whole day in front of me. I like to wake up early.
Who is your football mentor or inspiration?
I would have to say Eric Berry. I played with him for a couple of years. Everything he has been through, the adversity and stuff. It’s an inspiration. He is a good guy to learn from.
What motivates you?
Where I came from, it’s not much. Family support. Also my kids, my family.
When did you start to dream about playing in the NFL?
When I got to college. I felt like I was talented enough to play.
Why do you play football?
Just because I love the sport. I have been playing since I was five. I could have played baseball or something else. But I fell in love with football.
When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?
Physical. Physical football. I think great fan base. Great camaraderie, atmosphere and history.