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PIT Players Celebrate DeAngelo Williams' 'Birthday,' Fill Room with 700 Balloons

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2016
Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

The birthday celebration continues for @DeAngeloRB. 🎉 https://t.co/YUx78TuRtF

Thursday was not DeAngelo Williams' birthday.

But as a joke about him being "so old," the 33-year-old running back's Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated. A day later, they sang to him while stretching and appeared to spray him with Silly String.

The real prank was filling his room with what kicker Chris Boswell described as 700 balloons:

Chris Boswell @WizardOfBoz09

Happy Birthday @DeAngeloRB !!! 700 balloons to fill up your room. You're welcome! https://t.co/9eeMVNoNir

Williams wasn't thrilled, but seemed to be a good sport, per ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler:

"I don't think it's funny, but everybody else thinks it's funny,” Williams said with a laugh. "What's the worst is somebody comes up and has no idea and is like, 'Hey man, happy birthday,' and I'm like, 'It's not my birthday,' and they are like, 'Well, why did somebody say happy birthday to you?'"

This has become a running joke in Pittsburgh:

Cam Heyward @CamHeyward

running joke @steelers camp is 2 say Happy B'Day 2 @DeAngeloRB everyday 4 the rest of camp He's so old we think he shld b honored everyday

Here's another look at the Steelers' most recent prank:

Jordan Berry @JBerry_4

Happy birthday @DeAngeloRB https://t.co/ztvBWl5UNK

Williams' birthday is April 25.

[h/t For The Win]

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