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: