Steelers Captains Selected for 2003 Season

<b>PITTSBURGH -</b>The Steelers selected their team captains for the 2003 season, Head Coach Bill Cowher announced. <br><br> For the first time in Cowher's 12 seasons, a quarterback has been named offensive captain. Additionally, this is the second straight season co-captains were selected on defense. <br><br>

Quarterback Tommy Maddox, offense; linebacker Jason Gildon and linebacker Joey Porter, defense; and linebacker Clark Haggans, special teams, were selected by their teammates as the captains for the season.

The team features three new captains this year.  Gildon, who earned his third trip to the Pro Bowl in 2002, was named captain for the third straight season, while Porter, after a Pro Bowl year in 2002, has earned his first captaincy.  This is also the first captaincy for quarterback Tommy Maddox and linebacker Clark Haggans, although he replaced John Fiala as special teams captain last year when Fiala was placed on the injured/reserve list.

Following are Steelers captains during Cowher's 12 seasons:

Year

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

SPECIAL TEAMS

1992

Tunch Ilkin, OT

David Little, LB

Bryan Hinkle, LB

Warren Williams, RB

1993

Dermontti Dawson, C

Rod Woodson, CB

Richard Shelton, DB

Gary Anderson, K

1994

Dermontti Dawson, C

Rod Woodson, CB

Victor Jones, FB

Gary Anderson, K

1995

Dermontti Dawson, C

John L. Williams, RB

Greg Lloyd, LB

Levon Kirkland, LB

Fred McAfee, RB

1996

Dermontti Dawson, C

Darren Perry, FS

Fred McAfee, RB

1997

Dermontti Dawson, C

Levon Kirkland, LB

Lee Flowers, SS

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





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