PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Steelers DL Cam Heyward joined “The Fan Morning Show” on Friday to talk about what has been an eventful week for him.
Not only is Heyward coming off a key game against the Raiders and preparing for a divisional matchup against the Browns, but he’s also getting used to life as a father.READ MORE: Heavy Police Presence Gathers On South Side, Officers Seen Collecting 2 Guns
Heyward’s wife Allie gave birth to the couple’s first child, Callen, last Saturday.
“It’s been a whirlwind this year,” Heyward said. “Between getting a new contract, having a baby – now we’ve just got to go out there and win a Super Bowl.”
Heyward said that he’s been managing to get five to six hours of sleep despite having a newborn in the house.
“That’s just because I’ve got an awesome wife that has been looking out for me,” Heyward said.READ MORE: Car Goes On Crash Course In Homewood, Knocking Down Utility Pole And Wires
She hasn’t had to take care of the baby alone, though.
“I’ll go to the guest room for a little bit, and then I’ll wake up pretty early so I can spend some time with them in the morning, and she can get a little bit of extra sleep before I leave,” Heyward said.
Heyward would have liked for his father, the late former Pitt star and Pro Bowl fullback Craig “Iron Head” Heyward, to meet his son, but Heyward sees some saving grace in the situation.
“I know my dad wanted to be a grand[father],” Heyward said “[And] was already a grandfather with my brother’s two kids, but for me personally, for my dad to see my son would have meant the world. It’s just awesome to see his lasting image in my son now.”
The interview can be heard here: