Ike Taylor & Mark Bergin
NFL Legend & two-time Super Bowl Champion, Ike Taylor played 12 years in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One of the most dynamic and consistent defensive players in the NFL history he is also an incredible father, role model and a media favorite. Ike’s charismatic smile and undeniable charm has won him the affection of former teammates, fans, coaches, media and audiences around the world leading him to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated, Pittsburgh Magazine, Parenting, Bleu Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Sporting News Magazine to name a few. After a successful college career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Ike’s work ethic and unrelenting spirit got him to the NFL when he was drafted by the Steelers in the 2003 draft. Aside from his enthusiasm for all things media and football, Ike is passionate about giving back to the community, especially when it comes to helping youth. Ike is aware of the positive impact he is capable of having and is adamant about doing everything he can to provide guidance, direction and opportunities to children in the community.
Mark Bergin is a freelance journalist, writer and host of the Bleav in Steelers podcast along with Ike Taylor. Mark worked for two-plus years as a digital producer at WTSP in St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida, and for two years at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s covered the Tampa Bay Rays’ stadium search, Jameis Winston’s struggles leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football. Mark is a native of the Chicago suburbs, and he graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism production.