Steelers Troy Polamalu: “I’m a little wave surfer.”

Troy Polamalu from the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the toughest and hardest-hitting men in the National Football League. But throw the  strong safety into the water and he’s a self-confessed softy, “I’m a little-wave surfer. Tiny-wave surfer, actually,” he recently told the AP while in Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl. “Tiny wave” beginner surfer or not, Polamalu is one guy you probably wouldn’t wanna mess with in the water…somebody send this guy a free subscription!

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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Physically drained and emotionally spent from their whirlwind week, Super Bowl champions Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and James Farrior participated in their first Pro Bowl practice Thursday.

The trio was jet-lagged, but couldn’t hide the glow and smiles even as they tried to defrost from their frigid victory parade and recover from their gutty victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Steelers arrived late Wednesday. They first flew to Chicago for a brief stopover before spending seven more hours on a plane to Honolulu.

Polamalu said he was looking forward to two things: sun and surf. But Steelers fans shouldn’t worry about him joining the big-wave surfers on Oahu’s North Shore.

“I’m a little-wave surfer. Tiny-wave surfer, actually,” he said.