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2022 PFN Player Profile: Rico Steele – West Mifflin

Written by: on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

 

Rico Steele
West Mifflin
Class Of 2024
Offensive and Defensive tackle
Jersey #79
HT/WT 6’4 300
Twitter @Ricosteele_
Offer Sheet: Akron


Why do you play football?
I love football, it’s been apart of my life as long as I could remember and it’s the only sport you can destroy someone every play and not go to jail for it.

Who is your favorite sports star and why?
Aaron Donald, he’s from around this area and I’ve met him on a few occasions, he plays the game the right way and puts in more work than anyone I’ve ever seen.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
I wouldn’t say a play, but a whole drive against chartiers valley we ran the ball for 13 straight plays and scored.

What are your goals for this coming season?
Be the best player I can be and help lead my team to a championship

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
Steelers

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
In 2016 watching my dad win his first state championship as a head coach at steel valley. It gave me motivation to work hard and it was awesome to see my dads as well as the players work pay off.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
The program, the movie while a little crazy, is about hardnosed football and has moments that are intense but some that are hilarious.

What cartoon character do you think your head coach most resembles.
Steve Smith from American dad

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
My dad coaches and my mom just watches with my family

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?
Score a touchdown

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?
My dad. He’s taught me my entire life I have to work for things and earn them and I watched him everyday get up to coach football in the mornings then go to his job as a police officer at night. He’s taught me countless things on the field but I wish to emulate him off the field more than anything.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
Golf

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Our game against McKeesport I had to get my ankle taped then our defense forced a turnover so I sprinted out on the field mid getting taped with tape flying off my ankle

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My brother, my brother Vinny is a offensive line coach and spends countless hours working with me and showing me film to help me get better as a player

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
I love to go fishing, it’s peaceful and let’s me do something competitive but fun with my friends

What is your favorite football memory to date?
Getting my first start on varsity

What is your favorite play to run?
Inside zone

What scares you the most?
The thought of losing someone in my family

Music of choice:
Rock Music

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?
A restaurant in the north hills also named Rico’s

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa
Sheetz

What is your favorite vacation destination?
Myrtle Beach

Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?
Central Catholic vs Bethel Park watching my brother Rodney

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