Brody Kleitsch couldn't stop smiling.
And it was easy to understand why.
Kleitsch, a 12-year old from Fairbank, Iowa, was the guest of Steelers a the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex for practice on Friday through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, getting to see all of his favorite players up close and personal.
Kleitsch, who has osteosarcoma, especially lit up when he saw his favorite player Ben Roethlisberger.
"The Steelers have been my favorite team forever," said Kleitsch. "Football is my favorite sport. A lot of my friends, aunt and uncles like the Steelers. That is how I started to like them.
"Today when I saw them, it's super cool."
He and his family will also attend Sunday night's game against the Chargers at Heinz Field, an experience he is looking forward to as it's his first NFL game ever.
"I am really excited," said Kleitsch. "I can't wait to see everyone in person."
The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan from Fairbank, Iowa.