Remember when Tyler Eifert had soldiers autographing for him during Wednesday night's Pro Bowl draft?
It turns out there was a competition tied to it.
While his Cincinnati Bengals may have lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round of the playoffs earlier this month, the Bengals tight end this week did end up winning one head-to-head challenge over a Steelers player.
As part of a contest conducted with Pro Bowl draft sponsor USAA, Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams called out Eifert in this video. As a "USAA military correspondent," Williams -- who is in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl but wasn't selected to play in the game -- wanted to see if he could get more signatures from service members than one of the Pro Bowl players. With seven Bengals participating in the game, he figured he'd target one of his rivals.
"You know how Pittsburgh and Cincy don't get along?" Williams said near the start of the video. "I'm going to beat him -- just like we did in the playoffs."
Pittsburgh won the wild-card playoff game 18-16 on a late-game field goal. The teams split their two regular-season meetings.
Eifert caught five passes for 58 yards in the playoff game. Williams didn't participate because of an injury.
After five minutes of walking around the hangars where the draft was being conducted, the players tallied the service-member signatures on their helmets.
According to Williams, Eifert "allegedly" won.
"Why you keep saying allegedly?" Eifert asked Williams on the video. "39-32; a definite winner for me.
"And you did all that talking."
The video ended with Williams stating his belief that neither player lost. Why? Because both players got to keep the helmets that were signed by people Eifert termed "the real heroes."