Steelers Name Four Team Captains

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Steelers Name Four Team Captains
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PITTSBURGH ―
The Steelers selected four players today to serve as team captains for the 2008 season. Two new players and two holdovers from the 2007 season were selected by a vote of their teammates.
 
Steelers quarterbackBen Roethlisbergerwas named a team captain for the first time in his five-year career, and will serve as an offensive co-captain along with wide receiverHines Ward. Ward was voted a team captain for the fourth consecutive season after earning the honor in 2006-07.
 
Inside linebackerJames Farriorwas named the team's defensive captain for the fifth consecutive season in his seven years with the Steelers (2004-08). He served as defensive co-captain from 2004-06.
 
Steelers kickerJeff Reed was voted the team's special teams captain for the first time in his career. Reed, now in his seventh NFL season, joined the steelers as a rookie free agent in 2002 and currently ranks third on the team's all-time scoring list with 616 points.
 
Following are the Steelers' team captains since 1998:
 

YEAR
OFFENSE
DEFENSE
SPECIAL TEAMS
1998
Dermontti Dawson, C
Levon Kirkland, LB
Fred McAfee, RB
1999
Dermontti Dawson, C
Levon Kirkland, LB
Chris Oldham, S
John Fiala, LB
2000
Dermontti Dawson, C
Levon Kirkland, LB
John Fiala, LB
2001
Jerome Bettis, RB
Jason Gildon, LB
John Fiala, LB
2002
Jerome Bettis, RB
Jason Gildon, LB
Lee Flowers, SS
John Fiala, LB
2003
Tommy Maddox, QB
Jason Gildon, LB
Joey Porter, LB
Clark Haggans, LB
2004
Alan Faneca, G
Tommy Maddox, QB
James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB
Chidi Iwuoma, CB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB
2005
Alan Faneca, G
Hines Ward, WR
James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB
Chidi Iwuoma, CB
Sean Morey, WR
2006
Alan Faneca, G
Hines Ward, WR
James Farrior, LB
Joey Porter, LB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB
Sean Morey, WR
2007
Hines Ward, WR
James Farrior, LB
James Harrison, LB
Clint Kriewaldt, LB
2008
Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Hines Ward, WR
James Farrior, LB
Jeff Reed, K

 
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