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'This is Us' stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore take center stage at Heinz Field

Andrew Russell
| Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Dylan Leatherman, 8, of Cumberland, Md., strains to make it on TV as Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Dylan Leatherman, 8, of Cumberland, Md., strains to make it on TV as Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Milo Ventimiglia, who stars in the NBC show 'This Is Us,' poses with fans at the Steelers' Fan Blitz at Heinz Field, where Ventimiglia and his co-star Mandy Moore announced one of the Steelers' draft picks.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Milo Ventimiglia, who stars in the NBC show 'This Is Us,' poses with fans at the Steelers' Fan Blitz at Heinz Field, where Ventimiglia and his co-star Mandy Moore announced one of the Steelers' draft picks.
Former Steelers safety Will Allen signs his autograph at the Steelers' Fan Blitz at Heinz Field during the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Steelers safety Will Allen signs his autograph at the Steelers' Fan Blitz at Heinz Field during the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Fans watch as Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Fans watch as Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, stars of the NBC show 'This Is Us,' wait to announce one of the Steelers' draft picks on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Hundreds of people descended on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday for Fan Blitz, the Steelers' celebration of this year's NFL draft.

Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, who have won the hearts of Steelers Nation in the NBC hit series 'This is Us,' made a special appearance.

The Steelers gave the actors special jerseys with the names of their TV characters, "R Pearson" and "J Pearson" imprinted on them.

The stars took selfies with fans and posted them on social media.

The series, which is set in Pittsburgh, premiered last fall.

Other celebrities on hand to help announce Steelers player selections included Pittsburgh wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino; Mike Logan, a member of the Steelers' Super Bowl XL champions; and the City League Champions University Prep team.

Fans had the chance to tour Heinz Field, get their faces painted and see the Steelers' locker room.

Andrew Russell is a Tribune-Review staff photographer. Reach him at arussell@tribweb.com.

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