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Steelers name four team captains

Ward, Roethlisberger, Farrior and Battle to serve as co-captains

PITTSBURGH – The Steelers selected four players to serve as team captains for the 2011 season, the team announced today through a vote of their teammates.

Wide receiver Hines Ward was voted an offensive co-captain for the seventh consecutive year (2005-11) and will be joined by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as a co-captain, who previously served as a co-captain with Ward in 2008 and 2009.

Linebacker James Farrior was named a captain of the Steelers’ defense for the eighth straight year (2004-11), while wide receiver Arnaz Battle was voted captain of the special teams’ unit for the first time in his career.

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