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Fifth-Grade Steeler Fanatic "Really Excited" for Super Bowl

Even meeting Jason Witten can't diminish his love for the Steelers

By Randy McIlwain
|  Friday, Jan 28, 2011  |  Updated 11:25 PM CDT
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He's a Lone Star State kid, but his Keystone State parents passed on black and gold DNA.

Randy McIlwain, NBCDFW.com

He's a Lone Star State kid, but his Keystone State parents passed on black and gold DNA.

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Most little boys who grow up in North Texas and love football are automatically Dallas Cowboys fans.

But fifth-grader Trent Beamer bleeds black and yellow. Even meeting a Cowboys All-Pro couldn't sway him.

Trent won an NFL essay contest in 2009 promoting childhood fitness and scored a limo ride to school with Jason Witten.

Trent wore a Witten jersey that day, but Witten was in for an unexpected surprise once he saw Trent's gold-and-black bedroom.

"Oh, no," Witten said as he took in the gold-and-black walls and Steelers items. "What are you doing?"

Witten will "probably not" ever pick him up and take him to school again, Trent admits.

"My dad asked me what I wanted my room to be, and I had it down to two ideas," he said. "It was either Rangers or Steelers, and I picked the Steelers."

His room has Steelers memorabilia that's older than him, things passed down from his parents, both natives of Pittsburgh.

"We want them to be happy, healthy -- and a Steelers fan," said Brian Beamer, of his wish for Trent and his two sisters, Brianna and Michaela.

Trent said a day with Witten was great, but the Steelers playing for the Lombardi Trophy in Cowboys Stadium is even better. Ask him if he has any love for the Cowboys, and he'll emphatically tell you, "No!"

He's predicting a Steelers win on Super Bowl Sunday. And if they lose, he's also predicting that he won't be at school on Monday.


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