While Chickillo stressed he was simply happy to leave with a victory, his performance showcased the fruits of two years of labor after the Steelers took a flyer on him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.
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"I've waited my whole life to come here," Chickillo said. "I'm just happy I've got coach Golden as my coach. I'm happy with the team. ... It's everything I ever wanted and everything I ever expected."
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