One of the best moments of my life came when I met Maurkice Pouncey, the starting center for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
When I was on vacation at Disney World recently, my Pap, Danny Pfeilstucker Sr., had spotted him while I was in line to get Tigger and Pooh's autograph at Magic Kingdom.
My family and I got out of line to see if it really was him. We had found him by a ride in Magic Kingdom. My father, Danny Pfeilstucker Jr., asked him if he was really Maurkice Pouncey, and he said he was.
My family all shook his hand and asked if my sister, Haley, and I could get a picture with him and he had said yes.
After the picture, my grandmother, Sandi Pfeilstucker, was very star struck. My family and I had a great time meeting Maurkice Pouncey.
Tori is in the fifth grade at Spring Cove Elementary School. She turns 11 years old today.
Because Voice of the Fan recognizes that many local readers have met, interacted or been friends with famous sports figures, we are introducing a new feature, "Rubbing Elbows."
It's an extension of two questions in Fandom that ask about the most famous person in sports you've ever met and your most prized piece of sports memorabilia.
Be it from a chance meeting or maybe when you were securing an autograph or maybe you went to school with someone who went on to make his mark nationally in sports, we're interested in your story.
Please limit your story to 200-250 words and feel free to include a photo.
Or maybe some of you would just like to submit a photo with some basic information and don't necessarily want to tell the story. That's fine, too.
For more information, call Mirror Managing Editor Neil Rudel at 946-7527 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.