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Pittsburgh Steelers 2018-2019 team captains announced

The Steelers announced four team captains Monday leading up to the Week 1 game vs. the Cleveland Browns.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are loaded with talent again this year, and when it comes to announcing the team captains, it is no easy feat.

Nonetheless, the team picked four captains for the upcoming season, and they were as follows:

Offense

QB Ben Roethlisberger
C Maurkice Pouncey

Defense

DE Cameron Heyward

Special Teams

K Chris Boswell

For Roethlisberger, Heyward and Pouncey this isn’t their first rodeo as a team captain, but for Boswell, this is new territory.

“What an honor,” Roethlisberger told Teresa Varley of the Steelers’ official website. “I don’t take the number of years being voted captain for granted. The guys that are on that list, to be a part of it and be with Pouncey, Cam again, and Boz is special. It is voted on by your teammates. To me that is one of the ultimate compliments you can get from your guys, to be voted captain.”

“It’s always an honor,” Heyward said. “To be voted by your teammates as a captain, I take a lot of pride in that. I get to represent my teammates. I just look forward to doing that, every day, on and off the field. Holding people accountable as well as myself.

“Whatever is needed by the group, I will do. It’s not just one thing. Whatever you need to do at the time, whether it’s being tougher on guys, if a guy needs to talk, and understanding a players’ point of view and relaying it to the coaches. And on Sundays representing the team the best that I can.”

“It means a lot,” said Boswell. “It doesn’t change anything for me. I just have to show up and kick. That is really it. It says a lot that the guys voted me captain, but doesn’t change anything I do game to game, day to day. It’s good. It’s respect that can leave as fast as it got here. I just need to keep proving myself and keep stepping up whenever they need it.”

For a team who has had their leadership questioned time and time again, this is certainly a chance for this ‘fab four’ to create an environment which leads to nothing short of a 7th Lombardi trophy.

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