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Steelers name four team captains

Posted Sep 5, 2016

Ben Roethlisberger, William Gay, Cameron Heyward and Robert Golden will serve as 2016 captains.

PITTSBURGH - The Steelers selected four players to serve as team captains for the 2016 season, the team announced through a vote of their teammates today.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will serve as the offensive captain, cornerback William Gay and defensive end Cameron Heyward will serve as the defensive captains, and safety Robert Golden will serve as the special teams captain.

Roethlisberger has been selected as an offensive captain for the eighth time in his career (2008, ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15 and ‘16). This marks Golden’s third consecutive year as a captain, and the second for Gay and Heyward. This is also the second consecutive season the four players have been named as captains together.

The following are the Steelers’ team captains who have been selected during head coach Mike Tomlin’s tenure (since 2007):

YEAR OFFENSE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
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
2013 Maurkice Pouncey, C
Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Ryan Clark, S
Brett Keisel, DE
2014 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Troy Polamalu, S Robert Golden, S
Shaun Suisham, K
2015 Ben Roethlisberger, QB William Gay, CB
Cameron Heyward, DE
Robert Golden, S
2016 Ben Roethlisberger, QB William Gay, CB
Cameron Heyward, DE
Robert Golden, S