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Carter’s Classroom: Banner’s strong edge seals ☕

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Zach Banner runs onto Heinz Field before facing the Rams - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Never in my life did I expect to hear a crowd roar in any football stadium over the announcement of an offensive lineman as an eligible receiver, and yet, here we are.

Zach Banner has quickly become a fan favorite as an underdog story on the Steelers roster while being a backup offensive tackle. Whenever an NFL referee announces that Banner is an eligible receiver, the crowd at Heinz Field cheers like the Steelers just gained a first down.

He's also become an asset in the team's run game as an extra blocker on the outside to help against stronger edge defenders. Let's take a closer look:

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