PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum joined “The Fan Morning Show” in-studio Wednesday to talk about his team transitioning from the 2014 season to 2015, and to discuss a cause that is very near and dear to his heart.
Beachum discussed how the Steelers’ successful offensive line is working on becoming even better.
“I think the continuity and the chemistry is what matters the most,” Beachum said. “We work out together, we lift together, we eat together, not only in-season but in the offseason. We do a lot of things together so that type of chemistry that we’re able to keep is just helping us be a better offensive line, being more connected, being more in tune with each other. And you saw those things happen throughout the year, but the thing now is how can we be even more consistent? How can we be one of the best offensive lines in the National Football League? How can we then protect Ben to make that run and push further into the playoffs?”
Beachum also spoke about his work with the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as Beachum has been heavily involved in the fight against hunger, even going so far as lobbying in Washington on behalf of Bread for the World.
“Hunger is a big issue in different communities across the country,” Beachum said. “I really make sure I focus at home, in my hometown of Mexia, and then the DFW area where I went to college, and then specifically here while I’m with the Steelers. Here, the Steelers have a great platform to be able to impact a lot of people and to be able to impact people that are struggling with the hunger issue. It’s very important to me. So, the reason I work with the food bank is that they are one of the resources here that have a great knowledge of what’s going on in the community and then also have the resources to give food. And not only just food, but healthy food to individuals who are truly in need.”
Beachum wants to use his influence to help accomplish that goal.
“I want to be able to help in any way I can,” Beachum said. “I may not have all the money right now to just be able to throw out money and throw out resources, but I do have a brand, I have the NFL brand, I have the Steelers’ brand where I’m able to walk into different doors that other people may not be able to walk into and ask them, ‘Hey, can you help me in this endeavor?’ And that’s something that I’ve tried to do and a platform that I’ve tried to work to be able to impact people and impact lives.”
The interview can be heard here: