Five questions ... with Andre Frazier

There was once a time when linebacker Andre Frazier would have given anything to follow in his father Guy's footsteps and play for his hometown Cincinnati Bengals. This week, Frazier, who earned a spot on the Steelers roster as an undrafted rookie free agent, gets to go home to Cincinnati for the biggest game that city has seen in more than a decade. And Frazier, who is fast becoming a special teams star for the Steelers, will be one of the players hoping to leave Bengals fans disappointed.

This has to be a big week for you. Did you have to get a lot of tickets?
A WHOLE lot of tickets. This is the biggest game in Cincinnati since I can remember. That whole city is fired up for this one.

You're starting to make quite a name for yourself on special teams.
I'm really enjoying it. It really gives you a chance to get downfield and make a play.

Does it help when you see that guys like James (Harrison) and Clark (Haggans) earned their pay here early doing exactly what you're doing?
Definitely. That's why when I earn more playing time, I still want to play special teams. It's very important here. That's why I enjoy it so much.

Did you have an opportunity to sign with Cincinnati after the draft?
Yeah, but this was a better situation for me. Cincinnati had taken a couple of linebackers in the draft, so I signed here instead.

That's worked out pretty well for you.
Yeah, it's worked out great. I'm in a good situation. I'm getting an opportunity to play a little bit and learn a new position. It's been good.

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