The Steelers announced their team captains for the 2019 season on Tuesday, with the results of the players’ voting leaving three returning captains from the 2018 season and one newcomer.
Fullback Roosevelt Nix was named as a first-time captain of the Steelers’ special teams units. Nix is entering his fifth season with the Steelers. He had nine special teams tackles in 2018 for 35 in his Pittsburgh career.
Head coach Mike Tomlin used Nix as a positive example of a player that has embraced his special teams role despite the fullback’s diminished level of usage in modern offense.
“You’d better have other things that you’re capable of doing to add value to your cause and ours.
Nix replaced kicker Chris Boswell, who was the special teams captain in 2018.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will captain the offense for the 12th consecutive season and for the third time, he’ll be joined by Maurkice Pouncey as a co-captain of that unit.
Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward will be a captain for the fifth time.