Art Rooney II introduced the newest Pittsburgh Steeler this afternoon at a brief press conference. From watching DeCastro talk with the media you can tell that he is a man of few words, very down to earth, humble, and doesn’t care much for all the media attention. Basically he fits right in with the offensive lineman mentality in the NFL.
Here are a few highlights of the presser and you can view the entire chat with David via the link below.
On being drafted by the Steelers: Definitely a life changing moment. very excited, steelers organization speaks for itself. I couldn’t be happier.
On any disappointment in falling down in the first round: The Steelers helped overcome any disappointment when they picked me I was more than overjoyed. There really wasn’t much to begin with though.
On the last 24 hours: Still trying to catch my breath over the last 24 hours. Tons of text messages, phone calls, it’s an exciting time. I’m just trying to enjoy the moment.
Definitely Excited to play some football.
On how he’ll approach his first year. I have a long way to go, journey is just beginning, I just want to play football.
On what it will be like to play for such a passionate fan base: I’ve never been good with attention, just a typical lineman. It will be weird getting used to so much attention..
On being done with college: Final quarter of school and then he’ll graduate with his degree.
On other positions he’s played in college: Played RG my second year in college and played there ever since. A lot of pulling, being out in space, I enjoyed that part of it.
In Stanford we were about moving the ball and getting rushing yards.
Only gave up 1 sack in 3 years, and he knew who it was against.