Getting To Know: Sean Spence

Sean Spence
5-11, 231
4th Year

Who is your football mentor or inspiration?
Larry Foote. When I first came into the league he really took me under his wing. When I was hurt he came to see me in the hospital. He taught me the game even when I was hurt. I sat next to him in all of our meetings. I respect the person he is as a man, and as a father. I think that is what all men should strive to be, like Larry.

What motivates you?
My family, my daughter. Knowing I have to provide a future for her and it can be better than mine, her upbringing can be better than mine.

What is your football mindset?
To be aggressive and destroy everything. Channel my emotion, stay even keeled, but at the same time be ultra-aggressive.

Why do you play football?
Because I love the game. The good Lord blessed me with the passion for the game and the talent. What I do in this game is what I give back to the Lord.

What is your proudest football moment or memory?
My first NFL sack versus the Bengals. It was pretty cool. We were playing for the division and to contribute in a huge way was pretty cool.

When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?
Physicality. The Steel Curtain defense. The 2008 defense, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior, Brett Keisel, Aaron Smith, James Harrisonicon-article-link, and LaMarr Woodley. That’s the first thing that pops into my head, Steelers defense.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?
The loyalty and unity in the organization. Everyone is familiar with each other. Mr. (Dan) Rooney is always walking through here just like one of the guys. The family atmosphere we have here.

Steelers fans ….
Are the best. I think when I really knew Steelers Nation was big is when we played against the Falcons and we ran out of the tunnel and it was like a home game and there were so many towels and the fans were going wild.

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