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PITTSBURGH, Pa. Air Force 1 Off White Cheap . - For years William Gay kept quiet. About his remarkable story. About his sometimes erratic play. About the personal tragedy that shaped him.While the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback still refuses to take credit for the best stretch of his career on the field, he understands the time has come for him to speak up about his life off it.Orphaned as a child when his mother was shot and killed by his stepfather, the player who spent so long ducking the spotlight is now embracing it. The 29-year-old is using the platform his job provides to offer hope for those who are searching for the kind of support his mother never found.Gay has developed a close relationship with the Womens Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, becoming the spokesman for an app designed to help people identify if they are a victim of domestic violence and connect them to a local hotline. Hes even taken to tweaking his game uniform if it gets people to understand there is a way out.I dont care about a sport when it comes down to domestic violence, he said. This is real. Someone can lose their life to it. So Im not concerned about the sport. Im concerned about what happens in the world, what happens in real life.Its Gays way of honouring his mother Carolyn, who died when Gay was in second grade following a dispute with her husband. Gay ended up being raised by his extended family and did what he could to keep strangers at a distance. Maturity and a compelling need for his mothers passing to make a difference in the lives of others led him to open up.When he premiered a Public Service Announcement to announce the RUSafe app in October, he was surrounded by coach Mike Tomlin and his teammates. The Steelers recognized Gay as their 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, an honour he does his best to downplay. Hes just a small part of a growing movement.My mother, she never had the opportunity, Gay said. What Im doing now, Im doing for her.Including occasionally wearing purple cleats, a colour closely associated with the anti-domestic violence movement. Gay donned the footwear twice last month, demanding people notice after a 33-yard interception return for a score against Indianapolis led to one of the giddiest touchdown dances in recent memory.It was a celebratory moment and a watershed one for the defensive back whose personal and professional lives have at long last found peace.Gay started the season as an insurance policy and has evolved into a vital member of an injury-ravaged secondary. He will play in his 124th consecutive game Sunday when the Steelers (7-4) host the New Orleans Saints (4-7). Hes already tied a career high with two interceptions, both of which ended with him streaking across the goal line for a game-turning score.Hes highly underrated, longtime teammate Ike Taylor said. Hes got more touchdowns than a lot of receivers. ... Hes gotten really comfortable with himself and its showing.Gay really didnt have much of a choice. He was thrust into the starting lineup when Taylor went down with a broken forearm in Week 3, then became the No. 1 cornerback when Cortez Allens struggles led to his benching. His steady play has helped Pittsburgh put together a 4-1 run to stay in the thick of the AFC North, though Gay sidesteps the notion he took on a greater leadership role with Taylor and safety Troy Polamalu sidelined.Really I didnt because Ike was everywhere, Gay said. Timeouts he was in the huddle. When we were on the field he was giving us tendencies. There was never a moment we were alone. For me to say, Ive got to do this; Ive got to be the bigger brother. No. We still had Ike. We still had Troy on the sideline. They made it easy.The last two months have also served as a redemption of sorts on the field. Gay spent the first five years of his career in Pittsburgh mostly as a nickelback, winning a Super Bowl ring but also receiving a fair share of the blame when things went wrong. He spent one forgettable season in Arizona in 2012 before returning home. Hes repaid Pittsburghs confidence in full and then some.My job is to watch film and prepare, Gay said, and be ready for whatever comes.___Online: and Air Force 1 Black Cheap . "Yes, Id like to get them in," Detroits rookie manager said. "Mother Natures going to have a say in that." Sure enough, the Tigers had their game against the Kansas City Royals postponed because of rain on Thursday. Air Force 1 Clearance . 31-Feb. 2. While organizers havent decided if itll be red or green clay, they feel their choice of surface will give the Americans an advantage over Britain, which is expected to be led by defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. . And I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of my experiences gained through International competition and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Seven NHL referees and six linesmen will be assigned upcoming games in Sochi by the IIHF as part of their 28-man officiating roster comprised of 14 refs and 14 linesmen.With the 2015 CFL Combine (Mar. 27-29) and CFL Draft (TBA) approaching on the offseason calendar, profiles some of the prospects who could be taken this spring. Currently the No. 4 ranked prospect in this years CFL Draft, Tyler Varga will have the interest of all nine CFL teams. Who wouldnt want a Canadian running back who can run, catch and block? Its clear that right now though, Vargas focus is to make it to the National Football League. Im pretty much as passionate as they come being on the football field, Varga said. If something doesnt work out with the NFL, I know there are a lot of teams after me in the CFL, and being a domestic player, that increases my value as well so I think thats something I would want to pursue if the NFL didnt work out. Playing there, its a proud thing to do playing in front of Canadian fans. A season for the ages with the Yale Bulldogs has landed Varga on the NFLs radar which led to an invitation to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and could yield good results come draft time: 84 out of the 110 players invited to the game last year were drafted into the NFL. If youre good enough the NFL will find you. I think Im on the radar for a lot of teams. Varga told TSN from Florida last week. I think getting a Senior Bowl invite is huge obviously and that really gets you a lot of exposure. Every single team (in the NFL) is going to be at the Senior Bowl so that would be a great chance to prove my value to all these teams and show that Im capable of doing multiple things on the field. NFL teams are likely familiar with Varga already. He had such a good season at Yale in 2014 that all 32 teams in the NFL made the trip to watch him play. Looking at his numbers, its no wonder Varga garnered such interest. In 10 games he had 1,423 yards rushing and he broke the school record for touchdowns in a season with 26 (22 rushing, four receiving), including two games where he scored five touchdowns each (against Army and Colgate). He was named the Ivy Leagues 2014 Offensive MVP and made All-America teams for two publications. I just kind of went out there, played for my teammates, played for my coaches, played for my university and things kind of worked out the way that they did, Varga said. I knew I was ready to go and I knew that I didnt have to do anything spectacular, I just had to do what I knew I could do and things worked out. Varga showed how serious he was to play in the NFL when he signed Joe Linta as his agent. Linta has over 30 NFL players as clients, the most prominent of which is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Without any question, he will play on Sundays, Yale head coach Tony Reno told TSNs James Duthie in early November when asked about Vargas NFL potential. Hes an incredible talent. He can do all three things. He can run, he can block, and he can catch the football extremely well. To play in the NFL, if you have a checkmark against you in one of those categories, you better be incredibly talented at one or two of the othhers to make it. Air Force 1 Womens Store. But Ty has all three. He could play tailback, he could play fullback, he could play H-back. Varga seconded his coachs assessment when we spoke to him last week. Im multi-dimensional essentially. I can catch the ball out of the backfield, I can line up at the slot and run routes from there. Im a physical back and can run away from people too. I think Im going to be able to show that at the Senior Bowl and I can block as well so I think thats something a lot of teams are going to like is that I show qualities of an every down back and somebody who can fit into a lot of different schemes so I have experience in all those things at the college level. Varga was born in Sweden and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. His father John, a former football player and bodybuilder, and his mother Hannele, a former alpine skier, blessed their son with great genetics and a love for sports. He credits a sport many wouldnt associate with football for his athletic start. I got into gymnastics at a young age and that definitely set the foundation, Varga explained. I think Im going to put my kids in that because that definitely gives kids a solid set of tools to work from. It gives you good co-ordination skills thats important and translates into other sports. His dedication off the field also started early. Ive been raised eating well my whole life, Varga told us. My parents never forced me to do anything but it was just something that I learned from them and its a path that Ive chosen to go down in terms of getting the proper nutrition and it works, it gets you results so I know that, Ive seen that so why not stick with that and put your best foot forward. With his Dad being a former quarterback, it sparked an interest in football for Varga when he was eight years old. His passion for the game grew and he became one of the most sought after Canadian recruits after his final high school season. After recovering from a near career-ending peroneal tendon (calf) tear, he would end up playing one season at the Western University where he was named the CIS rookie of the year. After one season with the Mustangs, he transferred to Yale, a decision he has not regretted. The reputation that Yale has goes pretty far back. Its pretty cool to go to (a) school like that and just rub elbows with some really intelligent kids and that rubs off on you a little bit too and thats a cool thing, Varga said. Theres another kid thats worthy of your spot and if your not pushing yourself to be the best that you can be then they should be in your place so thats something thats been a cool kind of motivator that pushes you to be better as a person whatever youre trying to do. I love my Yale family the only thing I regret is not being there for four years. Carrying a stellar GPA over 3.5, Varga plans to become an orthopaedist once his football career ends. Varga mentioned that medicine can wait and it seems CFL fans may have to wait a bit also before seeing Tyler Varga. ' ' '

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