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2011 Super Bowl: Steelers Try To 'Win One For Flozell'

If the Steelers win Super Bowl XLV against the Packers, it won’t be the first time as Super Bowl winners for most of the team. But one veteran, Flozell Adams, has yet to win one:

Nearly all the veteran players on the Steelers own at least one Super Bowl ring. But one veteran who doesn’t own any jewelry is starting right tackle Flozell Adams. He played a dozen years for the Dallas Cowboys and signed with the Steelers before training camp. With Adams returning to his old stomping grounds, Pittsburgh is taking the approach to “Win one for Flozell.” Offensive linemen all wore throwback Michigan State jerseys of Adams on the flight to Dallas on Monday as a show of solidarity.

I missed that when it was reported earlier this week. That’s cool, even though it meant the Steelers were wearing green when they got off the plane.

“I had no idea. When I got through security at the airport, I saw a bunch of them and I’m like, ‘Whoa!’ " Adams said of seeing his fellow offensive linemen in the green Spartans gear he last wore in 1997.

Adams will be 36 in May, so this could be his last clean shot at a Super Bowl victory.

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