Steelers 2019 team captains announced

They are players who bring a little something extra to the table.

Whether it’s being a strong voice in the locker room, or someone to rally the troops on the field, they are ones the team knows they can depend on.

They lead by example, they lead by their play, and they lead by being a guiding force for their teammates.

That is why they were named the Steelers 2019 team captains.

Steelers’ players voted on Monday for the captains and this year’s team captains are Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey on offense, Cameron Heyward on defense and Roosevelt Nix on special teams.

Roethlisberger has been the team’s offensive captain 11 times in his career, including nine consecutive seasons. Pouncey is an offensive captain for the third time, previously selected with Roethlisberger in 2013 and in 2018.

"It’s an amazing honor because it’s voted on by teammates," said Roethlisberger. "It means a lot. It never gets old. With all of the tradition, the people who have been captains on this team, it means a lot to me."

Heyward, who is in his ninth season, is a defensive captain for the fifth consecutive year.
This is the first time that Nix has been named the special teams captain.

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

Take a look at photos of the Steelers 2019 team captains

Table inside Article
YEAR OFFENSE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
2007 Hines Ward, WR James Farrior, LB James Harrison, LB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB
2008 Ben Roethlisberger, QB James Farrior, LB Jeff Reed, K
Hines Ward, WR
2009 Ben Roethlisberger, QB James Farrior, LB Jeff Reed, K
Hines Ward, WR James Harrison, LB Keyaron Fox, LB
2010 Heath Miller, TE James Farrior, LB Keyaron Fox, LB
Hines Ward, WR
2011 Ben Roethlisberger, QB James Farrior, LB Armaz Battle, WR
Hines Ward, WR
2012 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Brett Keisel, DE
2013 Maurkice Pouncey, C Ryan Clark, S
Ben Roethlisberger, QB Bret Keisel, De
2014 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Troy Polamalu, S Robert Golden, S
Shaun Suisham, K
2015 Ben Roethlisberger, QB William Gay, CB Robert Golden, S
Cam Heyward, DE
2016 Ben Roethlisberger, QB William Gay, S Robert Golden, S
Cam Heyward, DE
2017 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Cam Heyward, DE
2018 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Cam Heyward, DE Chris Boswell, K
Maurkice Pouncey, C
2019 Ben Roethlisberger, QB Cam Heyward, DE Roosevelt Nix, FB
Maurkice Pouncey, C

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