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11-06-2011, 09:03 AM
First and 10 with Antonio Brown
Mike Bires mbires@timesonline.com | Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 11:00 pm

The Steelers' second-year wide receiver/kick return specialist took a knee this week before practice to answer these 10 decidedly non-football questions from Times pro football writer Mike Bires

Before teammate Hines Ward displayed his talents on "Dancing with the Stars," did you ever watch that show on TV?

"Yeah, I did because (NFL wide receiver) Chad Ochocinco was on the show last year."

Are you a candidate to someday appear on "Dancing with the Stars"?

"Possibly. If not me, I can see my man (and teammate) Rashard Mendenhall being on 'Dancing with the Stars.' He's a real good dancer."

As a youngster, who was your favorite athlete?

"Devin Hester (the Chicago Bears wide receiver/kick returner) when he played at the University of Miami. He was really good. Also, (NFL receivers) Santana Moss and Andre Johnson when they were down there playing at the University of Miami. Being that I'm from Miami, I was always a big fan of the Hurricanes."

If you could have dinner with anybody in the world, who would it be?

"My mother ... just to catch up with her and see how she's doing. You know, I'm away and she doesn't have time to come up here from Miami that often. So I would I definitely love to spend more time with her."

What achievement in your life are you most proud of?

"Being a good dad to my kids, my daughter Antanyiah, who's 3, and my son, Antonio Jr., who'll be 4 this month. I love my relationship with them. They know I love them. I want them to know that they have a good dad who they can always count on."

What do you like most about living in Pittsburgh?

"The people ... the fans ... they're always great ... they always give us so much support. Pittsburgh is a great city. It's special to be part of it ... especially as a Steeler. There's a championship culture in this city."

Is there anything you dislike about living in Pittsburgh?

"No. I enjoy it all. I'm happy to be here."

Do you have a favorite restaurant in the city?

"Yes. The Capital Grille. The food there is delicious."

What's the best vacation you've ever taken?

"I went to the Bahamas one summer. It was great just to get away and to see some beautiful scenery ... the blue water and the beaches. It was so relaxing."

Is there a vacation spot you want to visit some day?

"Yes. I want to go to Hawaii."