A massive 6-1 225-pound nose tackle, Casey Hampton was a two-time All-American at Texas and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. During his twelve-season NFL career, exclusively with the black and gold, he played in five Pro Bowls and was a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Home black jersey has mesh body, nylon-knit shoulders, and black/gold/white cotton-durene sleeves, with elasticized sleeve cuffs. “98” appears on the front/back/sleeves, all sewn-on in white tackle twill, with “Hampton” sewn onto the verso nameplate in gold tackle twill. Patches include Steelers logo on the left chest, the NFL shield at the v-neck, and Reebok logos on the sleeves. Tagging includes “05-46” stamped in black on white swatch in the collar, plus “Reebox” box label and “46” flap tag in the tail.
Exhibits tremendous season-long wear, including hit transfers to the shoulders/sleeves/back, fraying on the patches, and at least SEVEN TEAM REPAIRS (all where they should be) on the sleeves and front numbers. This is what real NFL game wear looks like and it serves as tangible evidence of the incredible degree of physicality of the pro game. Comes with a letter of provenance from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Photo-Matched: Sept 11 vs. Titans, Oct 16 vs. Jaguars, Dec 4 vs. Bengals, Jan 1 (2006) vs. Lions
Jersey comes directly from the Steelers archive and come with an LOA from the Steelers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives items will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.