AB is MVP once again

It should come as no surprise that Antonio Brown managed to do what no player in Steelers history has ever done, and that is win team MVP honors four times in his career. Brown was voted the Steelers 2017 Most Valuable Player by his teammates, an honor he previously won in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Brown, who suffered a calf injury against the Patriots and had to leave the game in the second quarter, has 101 receptions, second in the NFL, for an NFL-high 1,533 yards, a 15.2 yard per catch average, and nine touchdowns. Brown holds the Steelers record for most receiving yards in a season, set in 2015 with 1,845. He also ranks second with his 1,698 yards in 2014, and his 1,533 yards this year are third most in team history.

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"If you look at what he's able to do and what he is capable of every week it's just something spectacular and I am happy to be a part of it and to do my little part because it is so fun to watch him," said Ben Roethlisberger. "He's special. AB is not human."

He has averaged 109.5 yards per game through the first 14 games of the season, and didn't play last week against the Texans and will also miss this Sunday's game against the Browns.

Brown has eight 100-yard receiving games this season, and recorded 10 catches or more in six games, the most by any NFL player so far this season. the most 100-yard and 10-catch games by any NFL player through Week 16.

"He has big play written all over him and it can happen at any time," said John Stallworth. "With Antonio you have a big play waiting to happen any time he touches the ball, whether it's a short pass or a long pass, catching a short one and turning it into a big one. He is a big play ready to happen. He is somebody opposing defenses have to take into account and believe me he probably scares the dickens out of them."

Brown, who ranks fifth in the NFL for yards from scrimmage with 1,533, became the first player in NFL history with five consecutive seasons with at least 100 receptions, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by today's players, or those who played before him.

"A couple of years ago when I was back here in Pittsburgh Antonio said let me rub your hands a little bit," said Lynn Swann. "I said Antonio, you don't need to rub my hands. You only need to do one thing. Make people forget about the other receivers who were here before you. Climb that ladder and be as good as you can be. He is making that happen."

The following is the list of Steelers MVPs since 1969:

1969WR Roy Jeffeson
1970DT Joe Greene
1971LB Andy Russell
1972RB Franco Harris
1973WR Ron Shanklin
1974S Glen Edwards
1975CB Mel Blount
1976LB Jack Lambert
1977QB Terry Bradshaw
1978QB Terry Bradshaw
1979WR John Stallworth
1980SS Donnie Shell
1981LB Jack Lambert
1982CB Dwayne Woodruff
1983PK Gary Anderson
1984WR John Stallworth
1985WR Louis Lipps
1986LB Bryan Hinkle
1987LB Mike Merriweather
1988LB David Little
CB Rod Woodson
1989WR Louis Lipps
1990CB Rod Woodson
1991Greg Lloyd
1992RB Barry Foster
1993CB Rod Woodson
1994LB Greg Lloyd
1995QB Neil O'Donnell
1996RB Jerome Bettis
1997RB Jerome Bettis
1998LB Levon Kirkland
1999LB Levon Kirkland
2000RB Jerome Bettis
2001QB Kordell Stewart
2002WR Hines Ward
LB Joey Porter
2003WR Hines Ward
2004LB James Farrior
2005NT Casey Hampton
WR Hines Ward
2006RB Willie Parker
2007LB James Harrison
2008LB James Harrison
2009QB Ben Roethlisberger
2010SS Troy Polamalu
2011WR Antonio Brown
2012TE Heath Miller
2013WR Antonio Brown
2014RB Le'Veon Bell
2015WR Antonio Brown
2016RB Le'Veon Bell
2017WR Antonio Brown

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