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Steelers Name Two Team Captains

Posted Sep 3, 2012

The Steelers selected two players to serve as team captains for the 2012 season, the team announced through a vote of their teammates today.


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will serve as the offensive captain, while defensive end Brett Keisel will serve as the defensive captain. Roethlisberger has been selected as an offensive captain for the fourth time in his career (2008, ’09, ’11, ’12). This marks Keisel’s first selection as a captain.


The Steelers did not select a special teams captain for 2012.


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, LB

James Harrison, LB

Keyaron Fox, LB

Jeff 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

2012

Ben Roethlisberger, QB

Brett Keisel, DE

 

 

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