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The Questions with Chris Hope
Chris Hope
September 27, 2004
Safety, Pittsburgh Steelers
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September 27, 2004

The Questions With Chris Hope

Safety, Pittsburgh Steelers

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What Was Your Welcome-to-the-NFL Moment? "Growing up, watching Inside the NFL and all that grunting and all those mad grrrrrrr noises, you thought it was just animation to make a better TV show. But then when you actually get out there and hear it, that's when I realized I really was in the NFL."

Most Embarrassing Moment?

"I had to block [the Titans'] Kevin Carter on a punt. He pushed me back, and I almost blocked my own punt. That looked funny on film."

Most Treasured Possession?

"My Jesus bracelet. I got it during my junior year at Florida State from a chaplain, and I always wear it in the game. It kind of protects me, I think."

Favorite Off-Day Activity? "Going to the mall. I like to find new shoes. I've got a lot of shoes.... I have shoes that I had in the seventh or eighth grade."

If I Weren't in the NFL, I'd Be....

"Maybe a chemical engineer or an architect or something."

Last Week

Hope had four tackles in the Steelers' 30--13 road loss to the Ravens.

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