Pittsburgh Steelers' Jared Retkofsky took long road to Super Bowl

After nearly an hour Monday night, Steelers long-snapper Jared Retkofsky and injured punter Daniel Sepulveda gave up trying to find their way back to the team hotel in their rental car. Full Story
One Eye Covered

Park Ridge, IL

#1 Jan 28, 2009
Nice story. If Jared catches on as a the regular long snapper with another team, he could play in the NFL for many years, as Pat Mannely has proven with the Bears. Something tells me that estranged wife is getting a little friendlier these days.
J W Chi

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 28, 2009
I wish him luck, and I am not being sarcastic. It is good to see that ones life can be turned around by a quirk of fate. He never lost the desire to play.

I hope that if the Steelers do cut him after training camp next year, that he does catch on somewhere and has a long career in the NFL. He certainly deserves a break in life. It's tough on the bottom!

Since: Dec 08

Latrobe, PA

#3 Jan 28, 2009
One Eye Covered wrote:
Nice story. If Jared catches on as a the regular long snapper with another team, he could play in the NFL for many years, as Pat Mannely has proven with the Bears. Something tells me that estranged wife is getting a little friendlier these days.
Same with Harper LaBell and Kendall Gammon, great long term long-snappers
Freddy 45

AOL

#4 Jan 28, 2009
Great story. Really inspiring to read about a guy that held on to his dreams and made them a reality. There's only 32 long-snapping jobs in the NFL. Good for him.

Since: Dec 08

Latrobe, PA

#5 Jan 28, 2009
Freddy 45 wrote:
Great story. Really inspiring to read about a guy that held on to his dreams and made them a reality. There's only 32 long-snapping jobs in the NFL. Good for him.
Definetly a great gig if you can get it.
MLQA

Central District, Hong Kong

#6 Feb 1, 2009
Being English I don't even know what a long snapper does (sounds painful). But what an inspiring story. Look forward to the HBO movie.
Hmmm

Dallas, TX

#7 Feb 1, 2009
"Something tells me that estranged wife is getting a little friendlier these days."

That is a ridiculous comment. I grew up with Jared and his wife. They are both wonderful but she had her heart broken. I would never suggest that she would "get friendlier" just because he has a future in the league. She was there since they were teenagers and he had nothing.
Micaroni

Melrose, NY

#8 Feb 2, 2009
This is the best story of Super Bowl Week ever.

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