Playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers is like lining up with your brother.
They work together to achieve a common goal and stay united through adversity.
Their locker room dance after clinching a playoff berth last season is also a manifestation of a tight-knit group.
The credit goes to head coach Mike Tomlin for fostering that atmosphere.
But while they are willing to pick up each other, the Steelers will have brothers by blood don their iconic uniform.
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Cameron Heyward and Connor Heyward will play for the six-time Super Bowl champions.
However, they might not be on the field at the same time because Cam plays defense while Connor is a tight end.
Their father is late Craig Heyward who had an 11-year NFL career.
The Steelers are fostering a family atmosphere after having a fourth pair of brothers in their team.
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt and his brother Derek also play for the black and yellow.
They also have Terrell and Trey Edmunds, plus Carlos and Khalil Davis.
Pittsburgh selected Connor with the 208th overall pick in the 2022 draft.
Last season, he had 326 yards and two touchdowns for the Michigan State Spartans.
Cam Is The Anchor Of Pittsburgh’s Defensive Line
Meanwhile, Cam is a three-time First-Team All-Pro who leads the Steelers’ charge up front.
The former Ohio State standout was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft and he has been a force for the Steelers since.
In 2021, the older Heyward had 53 solo tackles, ten sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery.
Big brother is hoping that the Connor will be a part of the team’s 53-man roster.
If he does, Connor could serve as a back-up for Pat Freiermuth.