Rick Davis profiles West Mifflin graduate Jake Tkach, who is now a standout football player at Robert Morris.
"Choosing the proper uniform number playing youth league football can be tantamount to success; as an aspiring linebacker growing up in Steelers Nation, there are only a few of the must-have numbers that particular position requires.
Number 58 tops the list.
"Ever since I started playing rec football, that was my number," said Jake Tkach, a senior linebacker at Robert Morris. "I wanted to play linebacker way back then. My mom is a huge Jack Lambert fan and when you're that young, you really don't know what number to pick. I started wearing No. 58 all the way back then."