Steelers invite families to final Super Bowl drillPosted: Updated:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their Super Bowl preparations today with something that's usually missing from game-week practices: a crowd.
With an estimated 250 friends and family members watching, plus the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Steelers held a 38-minute walk-through at the University of South Florida.
Among the guests were Florida State safety Myron Rolle and Mike Utley, the former Detroit Lions lineman who was paralyzed while playing in a 1991 game.
When the practice ended, coach Mike Tomlin huddled the guests in the middle of the practice field for a group photograph.
Tomlin then spent more than a half-hour signing autographs and taking pictures. Many players brought video cameras and recorded their families enjoying the practice.
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