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redst3
03-11-2006, 03:30 PM
One time Steeler Jeremy Staat joined the Marines.

Staat played on those hideous Steelers teams in 98 and 99, and was a major contributor to our loss in 1999 when he jumped off sides against the Browns the year they beat us by one point. I remember he just never really did anything, and was probably one of the few 300 plus pound vegetarians on the planet.

Don?t know if anyone else remembers him.

The article features a good bit about Pat Tillman.

At any rate, here?s hoping for the best for him.

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melroseplace
03-11-2006, 05:54 PM
he just never really did anything, and was probably one of the few 300 plus pound vegetarians on the planet.

haha, what a way to be remembered :sofunny:

BB2W
03-11-2006, 06:02 PM
I remember him, He was from Arizona State. He was supposed to be a guy with alot of potential, but never turned out. Good luck to him and I commend him for joining the Marines.

redst3
03-11-2006, 06:05 PM
Ditto that. I admire a guy who puts his money where his mouth is.

Suitanim
03-11-2006, 06:35 PM
I remember him from the Arizona/OSU Rose Bowl back in 1998 or 99. There was so much talent on the field for that game, it's scary...

pucho58
03-11-2006, 06:37 PM
I wonder how much he weighs now because Marine corps bootcamp is rough.

tim686
03-11-2006, 06:40 PM
Let's hope Staat and the rest come home safely

Ohio Steeler
03-11-2006, 06:44 PM
I wonder how much he weighs now because Marine corps bootcamp is rough.


well wehn I joined the Marines and came out of boot, I went in around 180 and came out 195.

pucho58
03-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Well I just found out on OS's thread that he graduated from bootcamp. I got to give him props for his size to go through that training is amazing.

pucho58
03-11-2006, 06:52 PM
well wehn I joined the Marines and came out of boot, I went in around 180 and came out 195.


I know what you are saying but I seen just like you did people that was around 280 or more they struggled in there. by the way how did gain weight in bootcamp. I lost a lot of weight went in about 160 came out 142.

Ohio Steeler
03-11-2006, 06:58 PM
I know what you are saying but I seen just like you did people that was around 280 or more they struggled in there. by the way how did gain weight in bootcamp. I lost a lot of weight went in about 160 came out 142.

not sure I never could understand as to why because I was only one of 3 that gained weight. The only thing I can think of was because I gained Muscle

pucho58
03-11-2006, 07:05 PM
I wish my body did that. but hey weighing 142 wasn't all that bad because I was light enough to run 3 miles in 17min and 22sec.. Man that was the last time I saw 142lbs:redface:

redst3
03-11-2006, 08:02 PM
The article says he dropped down to 260lbs. Just FYI.....

Glad to see the interest in the thread, and again, safety and support to the kids over there...

Rotorhead
03-12-2006, 03:55 AM
Hey, we arent kids haha, I get to come home in about 7 weeks!!

redst3
03-12-2006, 07:36 AM
http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/lookup/200639131827?opendocument

pucho58
03-12-2006, 08:11 AM
He is the backbone of the backbone baby. Theres is nothing like rock and rolling with m60,50cal,and the mark19. Those were the days.

grobbycore3
01-29-2009, 04:38 PM
i trained Staat before he went to iraq...

i am a marine urban warfare instructor in 29 palms cali.

he lead a good group of young marines....

i out ranked him, he was a lance corpral when he came thru.

but hey he was a good guy....i got to talk to him a bit during training. cause when he found out i was a steelers fan he came and talked to me about it and he asked if i knew who he was.

i remembered the article in the marine corps times about him

the guy is a kind hearted guy...he did it mainly for pat tillman and i respect him for it...going from pro sports to the marines...

CPanther95
01-29-2009, 05:30 PM
The combination of being a vegetarian and eating MREs means he'll drop plenty more weight.

Hammer Of The GODS
01-29-2009, 09:59 PM
Good luck to him.

I bet if you ask him which is harder a Bill Cowher training camp or Marine Corps bootcamp, he'd say Cowhers camp was cake.

Semper Fi


SIX!

.

HometownGal
01-29-2009, 10:02 PM
I remember Staat. I will pray that God keeps him safe in his journey with the U.S. Marine Corps. :drink:

Godfather
01-29-2009, 11:08 PM
The combination of being a vegetarian and eating MREs means he'll drop plenty more weight.

MREs are very high in calories. They have to be.

I wonder if that 260 was before or after boot camp? A lot of players (especially lineman) drop significant pounds after football. John Ed Bradley, Mark Stepnoski (in spite of always having the munchies :chuckle:)

KeiselPower99
01-29-2009, 11:20 PM
I remember him mostly for his hair. It seemed every week he had a new color. He was number 94. I have his rookie card. Anyways I hope he comes him safely with the rest of our boys!!!!!

JackHammer
01-30-2009, 12:08 AM
Good luck to him.

I bet if you ask him which is harder a Bill Cowher training camp or Marine Corps bootcamp, he'd say Cowhers camp was cake.

Semper Fi


SIX!

.

Cowher's camps were known to be a country club compared to a lot of other NFL camps, so it goes without saying that they didn't come close to a Marine boot camp. Cheers and good luck to Staat. I remember when he played for us. I also remember Courtney Hawkins and Will Blackwell. Definitely not the good old days :banging: Anyway, here's to Staat staying safe in the line of fire :drink:

Edman
01-30-2009, 08:35 AM
Best of luck to Mr. Staat. I don't remember him all that much, but I do remember those bad 1998-1999 Steelers. Losing our stars in free agency the years prior really came back to bite us in the ass.