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Heyward brothers honor Ironhead

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Formerscribe, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't seen this on another thread, but Cameron and Connor Heyward visited the grave of their father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, before the game. I knew the elder Heyward played for the Falcons. I didn't realize he was buried in the suburbs of Atlanta.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/gametracker/recap/NFL_20221204_PIT@ATL/

    Big brother had a sack today and little brother caught his first NFL touchdown.

    ''This morning, we woke up early and went to my dad's grave,'' Cameron Heyward said. ''It kind of hit me when (Connor) scored. I was a complete mess. I don't like to be a soppy person, but it was one of those moments.''
     
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  2. SteelerGlenn

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    Very cool thanks for posting. Didn’t he also play for New Orleans?
     
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  3. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Same....thanks for posting this.
     
  4. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he was drafted by the Saints. He also played briefly for the Bears and Colts. He was just fun to watch, especially when he was dominating games at Pitt.
     
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  5. OB1

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    That’s a cool story…. I’ve been using Zest body wash since first time I saw iron heads commercials.
     
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  6. Steelrules

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    Cam stands out as the man amongst men. True leader in every sense
     
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  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Not only a good football player, but a better man. Just the way I like my Steeler players to be.
     
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  8. jrompola

    jrompola Well-Known Member

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    Trai essex posted cam could be a steeler in any generation which to them is about the biggest praise that could be given.
     
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  9. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I have watched the Steelers for over 50 years, he is one of the few players that could be spoke of in these terms. Hines Ward also comes to mind.
     
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  10. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Ironhead was a monster at RB at Pitt. I thought that he should have won the Heisman in 1987 when he rushed for 1,791 yards. He was 5'11" and weighed around 280 with quick feet and was a good receiver out of the backfield.
     
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  11. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Another great Pitt player, oh so many!
     
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  12. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Very cool. that Pickett told Heyward in the tunnel that he wanted to get him a TD, thats even more awesome.
     
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  13. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Pickett still has some growing to do on the field, but he certainly seems to know how to get a locker room on his side. Look at how the team reacted to him taking over for Trubisky. We saw comment after comment about the energy he brought to the team. That is a big deal. If you don't think so, read some of the coverage of Zach Wilson. It was just one stupid comment after his terrible performance against the Patriots. It is very easy to see that the Jets' players and coaches just don't like the guy. There is a lot of talk that the team has already given up on him even though he was the No. 2 overall pick just last year.
     
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  14. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    I can't find it, maybe I dreamt it lol, but didn't Kenny mention the Pitt connection with iron head?
     
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  15. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Maybe somewhere but not in that link :lolol:
     
  16. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    I even got s dislike lol. It was one of those passing moments..I honestly thought I heard KP mention in an interview about the TD about the Pitt connection..if not won't he my first mistake..or last...but a dislike lmao.
     
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  17. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    They probably fat fingers it.
     
  18. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone has skinny fingers like you.
     
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