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Old 10-24-2007, 09:15 PM   #9
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Default Re: Steelers Announce All-Time Team

The P-G story, which I assume just reprints the Steelers press release, has some good mini-bios:

Mel Blount was walking through the bowels of Three Rivers Stadium in 1982 when he happened upon a group of scouts recording the vertical jump of the latest hot prospect. This time the prospect was Renaldo Nehemiah, the world-record holder in the 110-meter high hurdles. There was a black mark on the wall, and Blount asked what it was. When told that was Nehemiah's mark for his vertical jump, Blount, in his street clothes, promptly jumped higher and said, "That's the Steelers' mark." At the time, Mel Blount was 31 years old
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