Pittsburgh Steelers Talk about Halloween as Kids

Bo MarchionteContributor IIIOctober 31, 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers Talk about Halloween as Kids

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    Trick-or-treating and Halloween for most folks brings back memories of your favorite costumes and candies as a youngster walking the streets with friends hoping to get that king-sized candy bar. So after the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New England Patriots 25-17 at Heinz Field on Sunday one day before Halloween, I thought it would be a good time to get the Halloween lowdown on some of Halloween memories from those who now proudly wear the Black-n-Gold costume on Sundays, from the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves.

    The routine questions we ask in the media grow old for both us the writers and especially to the players themselves who have to answer those same questions week after week. That’s why I take the moment and get behind the scenes and know a little more than the score and find for example—What did LaMarr Woodley like as his favorite candy on Halloween?

    We know that after recording two sacks yesterday on Patriots QB Tom Brady that is was Woodley’s third consecutive game he has recorded at least two sacks. What about those tasty treats we get in the trick-or-treat bag, what was his favorite?

    Read on and you will find out. Below are quotes from the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about their favorite candy and costume they wore when growing up and going out on Halloween to trick-or-treat.

    Bo Marchionte is a Contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand.

Ramon Foster

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    Marcus Gilbert, Right Tackle

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore growing up for Halloween?

    Gilbert—Oh that’s a tough one. My favorite costume was Batman, I always loved Batman and dressing up just like him.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Gilbert—The Candy Corn. I could eat those things all day. Seriously I could.

     

    Ramon Foster, Offensive Guard

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore growing up for Halloween?

    Foster—Probably Batman. He was hot when we were growing up. I remember the first Batman with the Penguin.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Foster—Probably Nerds. Love Nerds man, they are small you can eat a lot of them. I definitely love those.

     

    Jonathan Scott,  Left Tackle

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore growing up on Halloween?

    Scott—(Laughs) A pumpkin, I was a big old pumpkin. I had to have the same Halloween costume every year and it slowly went from a pumpkin to a squash.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Scott—Snickers and Krackel bars. The Krackel was a southern thing but getting both of those made me a happy camper.

Rashard Mendenhall

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    Mewelde Moore, Running Back

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore on Halloween?

    Moore—Felt like I was always a vampire. I don’t know if that is all we could afford, but I was always a vampire.

    Question—Any special memories from Halloween?

    Moore—I would go to the rich people neighborhoods who gave out the king-sized Baby Ruth and Three Musketeers (laughing).

     

    Rashard Mendenhall, Running Back

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore as a kid on Halloween?

    Mendenhall—Probably Batman.

    Question—All you guys have said Batman, why?

    Mendenhall—Batman was that dude; everybody wanted to be Batman, that’s why (laughing).

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Mendenhall—Full-sized candy bars. Most people gave the half-sized, but when you got the full size, I loved that.

     

    Jonathan Dwyer, Running Back

    Question—What was your favorite Halloween costume you wore growing up?

    Dwyer—Ninja Turtles; me and my teammates in college went as Ninja Turtles. That was my favorite cartoon growing up as a kid.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Dwyer—Snickers or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite.

Ziggy Hood

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    Cameron Heyward, Defensive Tackle

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore on Halloween?

    Heyward—Frankenstein. Me and my mom would go to the thrift store and buy an old suit and cut it up and I would wear a turtleneck underneath it with a mask.
    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Heyward—You can’t go wrong with a king-sized bar. So if you find the king-sized bar house, you’re in luck.

     

    Ziggy Hood, Defensive Tackle

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore on Halloween?

    Hood—(Laughs) Ah man, I got to say a ghost. It’s cheap. Two holes in the sheet, and you move on for some candy.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Hood—Got to be Candy Corn. Candy Corn all day.

     

    Dennis Dixon, Quarterback

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore growing on Halloween?

    Dixon—Well, this year I’m going as "The Town" not sure if everybody has seen that movie, but it’s like a nun mask. My costume is pretty nice; I got the whole outfit; I’m looking forward to it.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Dixon – Kit Kat for me; that is my No. 1.

    Question—Did you ever go around scaring kids on Halloween?

    Dixon—(Laughs) No, no but I would dress up as a scarecrow on our porch and have fun with the kids and things like that.

LaMarr Woodley

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    Antonio Brown, Wide Receiver

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore on Halloween?

    Brown—Me and my little brother always went as football players. I was the quarterback, and he was the running back, we would go out with our pads on and use our helmets to get the candy.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the helmet?

    Brown—I’m a Starburst, Twix, Reese’s type of guy.

     

    Mike Wallace, Wide Receiver

    Question—What was your favorite costume you wore growing up on Halloween?

    Wallace—Myself, (he jokes); I had to go as myself, didn’t get a Halloween costume too much. I got the Joker costume this year.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Wallace—Red Hot Dollars; I used to like those because they reminded me of money.

     

    LaMarr Woodley, Linebacker

    Question—What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

    Woodley—Whatever I could afford. Whatever was cheap in the store that I could get is what I got.

    Question—How about your favorite Halloween candy to get in the trick-or-treat bag?

    Woodley—Love Snickers, by far the best candy you could ever get.