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Player of the Week

Dobbs is Digest Player of the Week



If it indeed turns out to be the last game Joshua Dobbs plays in a Steelers uniform, everyone should have fond memories of his finale. Given an opportunity to start the game, Dobbs was the quarterback for four possessions in the first half, and he directed the Steelers to two touchdowns and a field goal during that time.

Statistically, Dobbs completed 8-of-12 for 151 yards, with one touchdown, one interception, and a rating of 137.5. He also ran the ball three times for 18 more yards and another touchdown. For the preseason, Dobbs completed 29-of-43 (67.4 percent) for 434 yards, with four touchdowns, two interceptions, and a rating of 111.9. He also had 64 yards rushing on 10 attempts.

For his performance in the Steelers' 39-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale tonight at Heinz Field, Dobbs is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were wide receiver Tevin Jones, who had three catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns; linebacker Matthew Thomas, who had 11 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery that he returned 75 yards; quarterback Mason Rudolph, who completed 5-of-9 for 102 yards, with two touchdowns, no interceptions, a rating of 135.2, and a run for a two-point conversion; cornerback Brian Allen, who had nine tackles, and a pass defensed; wide receiver Justin Hunter, who caught three passes for 72 yards, with a long of 46 yards; safety Marcus Allen, who had eight tackles on defense, a forced fumble, and two more tackles on special teams; defensive end Lavon Hooks, who had two tackles, a sack, and two hits on the quarterback; and punter Matt Wile, who averaged 50.0 yards on three punts and allowed no return yards.