Joe Kuzma | Founder/Executive Editor

Steel City Underground

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Joe is a graduate of Youngstown State University, with a degree in Professional Writing and Editing. Born and raised in another “Steel City”, Youngstown, Ohio, he often commutes to his second-home of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for all sorts of tomfoolery, including craft brewery visits, Pens, and Pirates games… and of course, nearly every Steelers home game (and some road games as well).

Flanked by his wife and young daughter, between family, work and everything else, Joe doesn’t know the definition “free time”. A web developer and social media manager by trade, he pounds away with his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers whenever there’s an open moment; whether that’s recording a new podcast, writing a new article, or searching for an upgrade to his tailgating setup, he lives and breathes the “black and gold”.

In 2014, Joe founded Steel City Underground to satisfy his need to discuss Steelers. In 2016, he expanded the SCU platform to weekly podcasts.

Some of Joe’s hobbies (outside of Pittsburgh sports) include traveling and bingeing on movies and TV shows. Joe also has over 20 years of soccer officiating experience, working everything from youth to amateur levels, and also professional games. He still spends time every Fall working collegiate games in multiple conferences and divisions throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York.

Combining a unique blend of high-level sports experience with a writing degree, Joe helps maintain that Steel City Underground will always be a website full of opinions based on professionalism and integrity.

Recent posts by Joe Kuzma:

Pittsburgh Steelers LB TJ Watt and S Minkah Fitzpatrick

Several Steelers highlight this weekend’s Pro Bowl festivities

With the Pro Bowl right around the corner it’s time to take a look at which Steelers stood out and earned the honor of playing in the NFL’s version of an “All-Star” game this Sunday in Orlando, Florida. According to Teresa Varley with Steelers.com, this is the 19th straight season ...

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Which soon-to-be Steelers free agents are a top priority to the team?

After a short hiatus, Joe Kuzma rejoins Brian E. Roach to discuss the Steelers impending free agents: both restricted and unrestricted. With a very short budget to work with this offseason, Pittsburgh will have a number of difficult decisions to make in who they re-sign and who they let go. ...

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Way too early look at possible 2020 NFL Draft targets for the Steelers

Way too early look at possible 2020 NFL Draft targets for the Steelers

Following up on the previous episode of the SCU podcast, Brian and Zach team up again to make their “way to early” predictions on players the Steelers might target in the 2nd through 4th rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Who do they think the Steelers might look at? What ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) celebrates an interception against the San Francisco 49ers

SCU Week in Review – January 19th

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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Joe Burrow in the AFC North might not affect the Steelers like you think

Joe Burrow in the AFC North might not affect the Steelers like you think

Hot off the heels of the NCAA Football’s National Championship game, Steelers Nation is already asking questions about a potential pairing of LSU’s star quarterback Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals currently hold the top pick in this year’s NFL Draft and selecting Burrow would be the “can’t ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) celebrates an interception against the San Francisco 49ers

The best Steelers trades of the last decade

With the dawn of a new decade, I thought it would be a good reflection to go back and look at some of the trades made by the Pittsburgh Steelers troughout the 2010’s. Initially, trades in the NFL weren’t commonplace. Contracts basically prohibited the easy flow of players between teams, ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree

SCU Week in Review – January 12th

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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