Bianca Wellen, just 5-years old, waited patiently yesterday for training camp to finish for the day…then waited even more patiently for her favorite player, Big Ben, to make his way to where she was standing at the fence line in hopes of getting her #7 jersey signed….

Her patience paid off! Check out that smile!

“A huge ‘Thank You’ to Ben. After practice today and having his knee wrapped, Ben spent nearly 30-minutes signing autographs for fans. Bianca has waited 5 years for this moment (her whole life). It finally occurred, and she was ecstatic. Here is a picture of her with her signed jersey. Ben was courteous and was talking with fans, and having a good time regardless of how his knee felt. Thanks again Ben.” — The Wellen Family

Bianca’s big sister Madisyne had fun at camp yesterday too. She wanted her photo taken while wearing Ben’s shoulder pads and jersey at the Steelers Experience display.

And speaking of Lil’ Fans…

A BIG Steeler Nation welcome to the newest Steeler fan, Lance Jacob Bruban, Jr.! Baby Lance was born today at 4:53PM! We received his photo at 7:29PM!

Also, thank you to Chad Pointer, Billie Jo Yakubik and Nicole Viglianco for sending in their photos from training camp! You can view the latest here.