As a father of three, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats loves entertaining his kids with lots of options. “Our one must-do Pittsburgh activity, though, would be either catching a play at the Benedum or visiting Randyland,” he says.
The opportunity to open his family’s eyes to different cultural experiences is important.
“We love the various events that come to Pittsburgh that are off the beaten path, such as Lumaze, Lantern Fest and Monster Jam,” says Arthur, who lives in South Fayette with his wife, Shonda, and their kids, Kaylor, 13; Ava, 7; and Grey, 4. “With Pittsburgh being a big draw for these types of events, we get to see different venues and parts of Pittsburgh.”
The 9-year NFL veteran is a two-time nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award – with the Steelers and the Buffalo Bills – for his community volunteer and charity efforts. Through his good works, this kid from the inner city grew up to learn that his self-worth was dependent on making a difference for others. You can read about his journey in his new book, “Moats Theory Of Life,” a guide to becoming a person of impact.
Arthur remains in the NFL spotlight as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ media broadcasting team. Fans can keep up with him during the offseason on his podcast, “The Arthur Moats Experience With Deke.”
It’s no surprise that his family is featured on his gallery and blog – like the challenges he discusses in Homework Chronicles – along with football greats.
“Family time is important because we get the opportunity to create awesome memories with the people we love most,” Arthur says. “With social media and work consuming so much of our lives, it’s important that we put an emphasis on family time so that we can all stay connected and maximize the time we have together.“