Steelers’ T.J. Watt super fan has black and gold in his blood

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If you have been to Heinz Field for a Steelers game, you may have seen super fan Jay Schiffbauer dressed in full uniform as linebacker T.J. Watt. Watch the full story in the video player above. Schiffbauer has been popping up in photos on social media as Steeler fans surround him for selfies on game day. Schiffbauer was born and raised behind enemy lines in Cleveland, Ohio.So why is he such a super Steeler fan? His maternal grandfather, Tom Brown, played for the Steelers in 1942, playing offense and defense for the chief, Art Rooney, before serving in World War II. For as long as Schiffbauer can remember, Steelers Sundays are family days. His passion has him fully dressed now as T.J. Watt in shoulder pads, helmet and cleats. Whether at home or at Heinz Field, he is kicking high after every sack, just like T.J. Watt. “I do it at home and I do it when I was in Pittsburgh. Ben’s last home game he had four sacks and I was standing right in the aisle and I broke it out and did the kick and everyone was going crazy,” Schiffbauer said. Schiffbauer also went a little crazy when T.J. Watt saw him at Ben Roethlisberger’s last home game on Jan. 3. “When he came up to me, I was speechless. You always hope these professional athletes you see on Twitter and Facebook you never know and for him to take the time to come over and acknowledge the love I have for the team and to dress up like him. It made my career of being a fan right there,” Schiffbauer said. That close encounter with No. 90 has Schiffbauer dreaming of Watt leading the Steelers on Sunday and beating the Kansas City Chiefs. “I’m hoping for about five kicks and a jump for maybe a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He’s a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see what he can do,” Schiffbauer said. After meeting Watt at Heinz Field, Schiffbauer said he called his fiance to tell her that he planned to cry three times this year: when he met T.J., when Ben retires and when he sees her coming down the aisle.Schiffbauer is marrying his Cleveland sweetheart, who is a Browns fan, in August before the Steelers’ opener.

If you have been to Heinz Field for a Steelers game, you may have seen super fan Jay Schiffbauer dressed in full uniform as linebacker T.J. Watt.

Watch the full story in the video player above.

Schiffbauer has been popping up in photos on social media as Steeler fans surround him for selfies on game day.

Schiffbauer was born and raised behind enemy lines in Cleveland, Ohio.

So why is he such a super Steeler fan? His maternal grandfather, Tom Brown, played for the Steelers in 1942, playing offense and defense for the chief, Art Rooney, before serving in World War II.

For as long as Schiffbauer can remember, Steelers Sundays are family days. His passion has him fully dressed now as T.J. Watt in shoulder pads, helmet and cleats.

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Whether at home or at Heinz Field, he is kicking high after every sack, just like T.J. Watt.

“I do it at home and I do it when I was in Pittsburgh. Ben’s last home game he had four sacks and I was standing right in the aisle and I broke it out and did the kick and everyone was going crazy,” Schiffbauer said.

Schiffbauer also went a little crazy when T.J. Watt saw him at Ben Roethlisberger’s last home game on Jan. 3.

“When he came up to me, I was speechless. You always hope these professional athletes you see on Twitter and Facebook you never know and for him to take the time to come over and acknowledge the love I have for the team and to dress up like him. It made my career of being a fan right there,” Schiffbauer said.

That close encounter with No. 90 has Schiffbauer dreaming of Watt leading the Steelers on Sunday and beating the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I’m hoping for about five kicks and a jump for maybe a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He’s a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see what he can do,” Schiffbauer said.

After meeting Watt at Heinz Field, Schiffbauer said he called his fiance to tell her that he planned to cry three times this year: when he met T.J., when Ben retires and when he sees her coming down the aisle.

Schiffbauer is marrying his Cleveland sweetheart, who is a Browns fan, in August before the Steelers’ opener.

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