…for Ben and his teammates to play in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl!! Being selected as a starter in the Pro Bowl is a huge honor for players! Let’s show our team how much we support their selection – vote early, vote often! Make Hawaii Black & Gold!
The annual contest of the AFC and NFC’s best will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.
Steelers on the ballot from the offense include Ben, Rashard Mendenhall, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Hines Ward, David Johnson, Heath Miller, Marcus Gilbert, Max Starks, Ramon Foster, Chris Kemoeatu, and Maurkice Pouncey.
Defensive players include Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Casey Hampton, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, James Farrior, Lawrence Timmons, William Gay, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, and Ryan Clark.
Ben now ranks third in the NFL in passing yards behind Drew Brees and Tom Brady! He is 224 of 354 (63.3%) for 2,877 yards, 16 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 93.2 rating so far this season!
Balloting is open until Monday, Dec. 19 at the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m.).
The Pro Bowl teams will be announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.
You can vote for the Black & Gold as many times as you like, just click here!
You can read more on the 2012 Pro Bowl here.
You can check out photos from Ben’s participation in the 2008 Pro Bowl here.
Kudos to a rookie QB from a former Rookie Quarterback of the Year….
From Jim Corbett, USA TODAY –
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger intercepted Cincinnati Bengals rookie Andy Dalton Sunday at the end of the Steelers, 24-17 victory Sunday and told the kid to hold his head high.
In the eyes of Pittsburgh’s two-time Super Bowl-winner , the fifth quarterback chosen in the April draft is the best of a talented 2011 quarterback class — better than first overall pick and Carolina Panthers sensation Cam Newton; better than Jacksonville’s 10th pick Blaine Gabbert and Minnesota Vikings 12th overall pick Christian Ponder.
“I think that he (Dalton) is playing the best out of all the rookie quarterbacks,” Roethlisberger said. “The other guys have numbers. But he makes some great throws.
“I told him, ‘We”ll see you in a couple of weeks, but you’re playing lights out.”
You can read more here.
If you missed Sunday’s game, you can watch it on NFL Network’s NFL Replay on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday at 12:30 A.M., and again at 12:30 P.M.