Roethlisberger Selected Steelers 2009 MVP

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Roethlisberger Selected Steelers' 2009 Most Valuable Player
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PITTSBURGH — *Steelers' quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger* was recognized for his outstanding play by his teammates who voted him the team's Most Valuable Player. It was the first time in his six-year career that he has received the honor.

Roethlisberger has had a record-setting season in 2009, becoming the first quarterback in Steelers' history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. He has completed 319 of 479 passes (66.6 percent) for 4,108 yards, 23 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 98.9 passer-rating. Roethlisberger ranks in the top five in the NFL in passing yards/single game (1st – 503), completion percentage (5th) and average gain/pass (2nd – 8.58).

Roethlisberger has set several Steelers' passing records for a single season in addition to throwing for his 4,000 yards, including the team's single-season record for completions (319), passing yards in a single game (503) and 300-yard passing games in a season (five). He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 15 when he completed 29 of 46 passes (63.0 percent) for 503 yards, three touchdowns and a 121.9 passer-rating during a last-second 37-36 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Roethlisberger is the first Steelers' quarterback to win the team most valuable player honors since Kordell Stewart in 2001. This season marks the fifth time since 1969 that a Steelers' quarterback has been voted the team's most valuable player.

Following is the list of Steelers MVPs since 1969:


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

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