Juan Soto from Morelia named Pittsburgh Steelers International Fan of the Year

Juan Soto from Morelia named Pittsburgh Steelers International Fan of the Year

Mexico City.- “Here we go!”, this is how Mexican Juan Soto expressed himself, chosen as the international fan of the year of the Pittsburgh Steelers and for which he will represent the team and his city Morelia in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Juan’s passion for the team is relatively recent, dating back to 2019 when he began receiving the fan club at his restaurant and bar and very soon he became hooked on the team. He first bought items, then traveled to see a game against the Dolphins and the Rams and even gave Najee Harris and TJ Watt a stuffed animal of Dr. Simi.

His fans did not go unnoticed and that is why he received a surprise video call from the Steelers general manager, Omar Khan.

“I saw Omar Khan on the screen and my heart started beating a mile an hour,” Juan Soto told the club’s website.

Khan speaks Spanish, so the brief talk went smoothly.

“It is an honor to tell you that you were selected by the NFL and the Steelers as the international fan of the year. You will be representing us and Morelia in the 2024 Draft in Detroit,” the manager mentioned.

The Steelers usually have their international fan present the player selected in one of the rounds of the Draft. In just five years, Juan Soto earned that right.

“I still can’t believe it, I feel that it is a very special honor and just as Cam Heyward recently received the Walter Payton award and said that this does not end with the award, that is how I feel too, this recognition tells me that everyone at the club “We have done a great job and the main thing is that it impacts the lives of others. It fills me with joy to know that the Steeler family will continue to grow,” he said.

The Steelers website highlights that Juan Soto and the fan club have supported various social actions such as blanket deliveries to those most in need and the “woman to woman” initiative, which deals with the inclusion of women in the NFL and the world of the Steelers.

2024-03-01 01:39:00
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