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    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Andy Russell



    Friday, July 27, 2007
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
    ANDY RUSSELL
    Linebacker

    1963, 1966-76
    Resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.


    What is your current job and what does it entail?
    A Managing Director of Laurel Mountain Partners, helping the firm manage their various investments, which range from environmental management to high technologies. Also authored two books A Steeler Odyssey and An Odd Steelers Journey and working on the third, Beyond the Goalpost.

    What is the fondest memory from your playing career?
    Just making the team my rookie year in 1963. Why, because our coach, Buddy Parker, didn't like rookies and promised to cut us all.


    What was your best game?
    My last one.


    What did you like most about playing for the Steelers?
    I loved the challenge of the game, playing against the best players in the world, combined with the being part of such a special group of players—the teamwork and the bond (tremendous friendships) that resulted from it.


    What teammate were you closest to during your playing days and why?
    Ray Mansfield, who played the same time (1963—1976), was my very best Steelers friend because I admired his toughness, his intelligence and the quality of his character.


    Do you still keep in touch with former teammates?
    Yes, we see each other often, usually at various charitable efforts around the city—from formal dinners to golf tournaments.


    Who is the one player you think should definitely be on the 75th season team?
    In my opinion Joe Greene was the Player of the Decade (the 70's).

    Do you still follow the Steelers and if so, how closely?
    I am a big fan of the team and go to as many games as I can.


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    Do you still follow the Steelers and if so, how closely?
    I am a big fan of the team and go to as many games as I can

    Props to Andy for "manning up" to his continued interest and love for the game and the Steelers. He's one of a few that I've ever read that said he actually tries to go to as many games as he can.

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    Nice Deb Another integral part of The Steel Curtain


    If you donít stand behind our troops.....Please feel free to stand in front of them!!!


    "Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
    --Jack Lambert

    "They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
    --Joe Greene

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    He's written two books.............I was looking for an address to write him...


    Book Description
    Andy Russell, two-time Super Bowl Champion and seven-time Pro Bowler with the great Pittsburgh Steelers' teams of the '70s, writes about his career and his teammates on these great teams. Russell writes, " The stories about my teammates are not a recounting of their many records, awards, and other sporting achievements, but instead recollections of some of my personal interactions with them." Lynn Swann, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Chuck Noll, Jack Ham, Rocky Bleier, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and more are included.

    and.......



    Book Description
    As a follow-up to his popular book "A Steeler Odyssey", former Pittsburgh Steelers star Andy Russell delves deeper into the world of professional football with "An Odd Steeler's Journey." Russell gives readers a sense for what it is like to be on the field with a championship team and provides an up-close look at several of the unforgettable personalties who have touched his life. He passes on some of the lessons he learned from such mentors as Dan Devine, Chuck Noll and Art Rooney, and the values he attained from Hall of Fame locker mates like Rocky Bleier, Franco Harris, and "Mean Joe" Greene. Russell also tells stories about his ten most memorable games, and the opponents he and the Steelers faced during their storied run to four Super Bowl championships. This book is almost as good as a pair of 50-yard-line seats at Heinz Field.




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    Those sound like real interesting. Cool!!!


    If you donít stand behind our troops.....Please feel free to stand in front of them!!!


    "Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
    --Jack Lambert

    "They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
    --Joe Greene

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    Nice read deb ~~~

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