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Steelers Name Four Team Captains

Posted Sep 4, 2011

The Steelers selected four players to serve as team captains for the 2011 season, the team announced today through a vote of their teammates.

Wide receiver Hines Ward was voted an offensive co-captain for the seventh consecutive year (2005-11) and will be joined by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as a co-captain, who previously served as a co-captain with Ward in 2008 and 2009.

Linebacker James Farrior was named a captain of the Steelers’ defense for the eighth straight year (2004-11), while wide receiver Arnaz Battle was voted captain of the special teams’ unit for the first time in his career.

Following are the Steelers’ team captains since 1998:

YEAR

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

SPECIAL TEAMS

1998

Dermontti Dawson, C

Levon Kirkland, LB

Fred McAfee, RB

1999

Dermontti Dawson, C

Levon Kirkland, LB

Chris Oldham, S
John Fiala, LB

2000

Dermontti Dawson, C

Levon Kirkland, LB

John Fiala, LB

2001

Jerome Bettis, RB

Jason Gildon, LB

John Fiala, LB

2002

Jerome Bettis, RB

Jason Gildon, LB
Lee Flowers, SS

John Fiala, LB

2003

Tommy Maddox, QB

Jason Gildon, LB
Joey Porter, LB

Clark Haggans, LB

2004

Alan Faneca, G
Tommy Maddox, QB

James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB

Chidi Iwuoma, CB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB

2005

Alan Faneca, G
Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB

Chidi Iwuoma, CB
Sean Morey, WR

2006

Alan Faneca, G
Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB

Clint Kriewaldt, LB
Sean Morey, WR

2007

Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB

James Harrison, LB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB

2008

Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB

Jeff Reed, K

2009

Ben Roethlisberger, QB Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LBJames Harrison, LB

Keyaron Fox, LB
eff Reed, K

2010

Heath Miller, TE
Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB

Keyaron Fox, LB

2011

Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Hines Ward, WR

James Farrior, LB

Arnaz Battle, WR

 

 

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