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Hard Hat Award (Game #14, vs. Green Bay)

December 22, 2009 by Still Mill


Hard Hat Award (Game #14, vs. Green Bay)

Stillers QB Benji Roethlisberger is the winner of the weekly Hard Hat Award, given to the Stiller player who best embodies the iron-tough, hard-as-steel attitude of the steel workers inside the blast furnace of a still mill.


In one of the greatest single-game performances ever by a Stillers QB, Ben single-handedly willed his team to victory with a team-record 503 yards passing.  While nearly the entire rest of the team wallowed around with dropped passes, missed blocks, shoddy tackling, foolish penalties, and careless mistakes, Benji stood tall, like a rock, and kept firing from the hip up until, and past, the final gun.   With just 3 seconds remaining in the game, with the Stillers down by 6, Ben calmly stood in the pocket, then fired a laser to the end zone where Mike Wallace was on the only player on either team with a chance to haul in the pass.  Wally did, with just a millimeter to spare, for a 19-yard TD.  This certainly will go down in Stillers lore as one of the wildest, most thrilling game-winning scores in Stiller history. 


Kudos to Roethlisberger for winning the Hard Hat Award.  Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Benji !     



Previous 2009 Hard Hat Winners:


Game #1, vs. Tenn.:  Jamie Harrison and Keyaron Fox

Game #2, @ Chicago:  No one

Game #3, @ Cinci:  Mike Wallace  (honorable mention to Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric)

Game #4, vs. San Diego:  Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Kemoeatu

Game #5, @ Detroit:  Jamie Harrison

Game #6, vs. Cleveland:  Larry Timmons

Game #7, vs. Minnesota:  James Farrior

Game #8, @ Denver:  Ty Carter and  Brett Keisel

Game #9, vs. Cinci:  No one

Game #10, @ KC: Rashard Mendenhall

Game #11, @ Baltimore: Dennis Dixon 

Game #12, vs. Oak:  No one

Game #13, @ Clev:  No one



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