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Najee Harris on what's surprised him about Pittsburgh: 'The term Yinzer and the Primanti sandwiches'


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Following the Steelers' first OTAs practice on Tuesday, Steelers.com released a one-on-one interview with Missi Matthews and first-round pick Najee Harris. The interview covered a myriad of topics stretching from Harris signing his rookie contract to his first interactions with Ben Roethlisberger. However, one interesting part was when Matthews asked Harris what is one thing that has surprised him about Pittsburgh so far.


"Yinzers, the term Yinzer and the Primanti sandwiches, the fries and coleslaw," Harris responded. "I mean, there's a lot of stuff, I can keep going on about what's surprised me about the city. I mean, I didn't know there was so many damn hills here. So, that surprised me too, I want to know how people get up it when it's snowing. I want to see that. There's hella bridges."

Harris is spot-on with the geography of Pittsburgh, as it's one of the hilliest cities in the country and there are 446 bridges in the city, which is the most in the world.


As far as the term Yinzer, Harris was surrounded by a bunch of them when he was at Game 5 of the Penguins-Islanders playoff series on Monday night. Harris even looked like a Yinzer himself, as he was decked out in Pittsburgh gear with a Pirates hat on and a Sidney Crosby jersey, as well. At one point during the game, Harris hyped up the crowd with fellow rookie center Kendrick Green.

Harris will get that same Pittsburgh sports scene this fall at Heinz Field, as the NFL prepares for all stadiums to be at full capacity this year. Along the way, he'll learn more about what a Yinzer is, as well.





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