PITTSBURGH – New Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko believes that everything happens for a reason.
That was never more evident than this week.
Mesko was released by the New England Patriots last week, but was unemployed just two days. Scooped up by the Steelers Monday, and given a second chance in the NFL, Mesko is ready for the challenge. After all, he was once a fan of the Black and Gold.
Indeed, somewhere along this his amazing journey from war-torn Romania to Ohio and eventually to the NFL, Mesko fell in love with Pittsburgh's pride and joy.
"I randomly found this Steelers jacket at a Wal-Mart in Cleveland, because I needed a new winter jacket," he said. "I really had no clue if the Steelers were a football team or baseball team. I didn't know anything about them."
He does now. And he will get a chance to return the favor, when Pittsburgh takes on Tennessee in Week 1.