Steelers 2020 team captains announced

When players need someone to talk to in the locker room, or they are need a teammate on the field to get the group pumped up during key times, it's normally the team captains they depend on.

They are leaders, not just by their play, but by the example they set, on and off the field. They guide younger players in the right direction while keeping veterans all on the same page.

They are stabilizing forces, players who give their all to the team and aren't afraid to take a tough stance.

That is why they were named the Steelers 2020 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 and T.J. Watt on defense and Jordan Dangerfield on special teams.

Roethlisberger has been the team's offensive captain 12 times in his career, including 10 consecutive seasons. Pouncey is an offensive captain for the fourth time, previously selected with Roethlisberger in 2013, 2018 and 2019.

Heyward, who is in his 10th NFL season, is a defensive captain for the sixth consecutive year. This is the first time Watt, who is in only his fourth season, has been selected as a captain.

This is also the first time Dangerfield has been named the special teams captain.

Take a look at photos of the Steelers 2020 team captains

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

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2007Hines Ward, WRJames Farrior, LBJames Harrison, LB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB
2008Ben Roethlisberger, QBJames Farrior, LBJeff Reed, K
Hines Ward, WR
2009Ben Roethlisberger, QBJames Farrior, LBJeff Reed, K
Hines Ward, WRJames Harrison, LBKeyaron Fox, LB
2010Heath Miller, TEJames Farrior, LBKeyaron Fox, LB
Hines Ward, WR
2011Ben Roethlisberger, QBJames Farrior, LBArmaz Battle, WR
Hines Ward, WR
2012Ben Roethlisberger, QBBrett Keisel, DE
2013Maurkice Pouncey, CRyan Clark, S
Ben Roethlisberger, QBBrett Keisel, DE
2014Ben Roethlisberger, QBTroy Polamalu, SRobert Golden, S
Shaun Suisham, K
2015Ben Roethlisberger, QBWilliam Gay, CBRobert Golden, S
Cam Heyward, DE
2016Ben Roethlisberger, QBWilliam Gay, SRobert Golden, S
Cam Heyward, DE
2017Ben Roethlisberger, QBCam Heyward, DE
2018Ben Roethlisberger, QBCam Heyward, DEChris Boswell, K
Maurkice Pouncey, C
2019Ben Roethlisberger, QBCam Heyward, DERoosevelt Nix, FB
Maurkice Pouncey, C
2020Ben Roethlisberger, QBCam Heyward, DEJordan Dangerfield, S
Maurkice Pouncey, CT.J. Watt, LB

Take a look at photos of the Steelers team captains under head coach Mike Tomlin