…and several of his teammates!

The Steelers are tops in the NFL with eight players selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl.

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

An early Christmas gift came for Steelers’ players when they were selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl. Eight players, the most the team has had since 2005 when nine were selected and the most of any NFL team this year, were voted in.

Le’Veon Bell, Chris Boswell, Antonio Brown, David DeCastro, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Shazier and Alejandro Villanueva were all selected to the AFC squad in the annual game. All but Roethlisberger and Shazier were voted in as starters.

This is the 17th straight season the Steelers are sending multiple players to the Pro Bowl, and the 26th time in the last 29 seasons.

121917_300Ben Roethlisberger was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career. Roethlisberger has completed 340 passes for 4,025 yards so far this season, and has eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for the sixth time in his career. He is averaging 287.5 yards per game and has thrown 26 touchdowns.

He is the AFC’s sixth leading passer with a 92.2 quarterback rating, but his 340 completions and 4,025 yards rank second in the conference.

“Ben, that’s my guy,” said Brown. “Ben’s our leader. Ben’s a Hall of Fame quarterback. He is so much fun to play with. He made some amazing throws. He makes them every day. He is a general, a warrior, a leader. I am glad I got to play with him for a lot of years.”

Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Ravens in Week 14, when he led them to a 39-38 come-from-behind win. Roethlisberger completed 44 of 66 passes, both career highs and team records, for an incredible 506 yards. Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns, and no interceptions, against a defense that was No. 1 in takeaways and ranked No. 1 in interceptions in the NFL going into the game.

Roethlisberger became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 500 yards in three games, and his 506 passing yards is the 10th 400-yard or more game of his career, the fifth player in NFL history with at least 10 400-yard games.

Roethlisberger’s 506 yards passing also marked the fourth 450-yard or more game of his career, tying Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.

More on those selected here.