…and with Thanksgiving less than a week away:

Six-year old Zane is a first grader at Elida Elementary School (the same school that Big Ben’s dad went to) in Lima, Ohio (where Big Ben was born)!

His teacher, Mrs. Fullenkamp, came up with a fun project called, “Disguise the Turkey”: her class could disguise a turkey any way they wanted so it didn’t get eaten on Thanksgiving Day! Yikes!!

So Zane, a HUGE Steelers & Big Ben fan, decided to disguise his turkey as Ben, “The best quarterback in the NFL!” That way, he could get away from the hunters like he gets away from defensive linemen! Zane, you’re a wise young man!

Thank you to Zane’s grandmother, Carol Cunningham, for sharing his awesome project & photo with us!!


Zane has become a bit of celebrity at Elida Elementary School since his appearance on Ben’s website!


“He was so excited to see it pop up at school today when his teacher showed the class. Zane will also be featured in the Elida schools monthly newspaper that gets mailed out to the entire school district.” — Zane’s dad, Aaron Cunningham.

Zane, you do Steeler Nation proud!!