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Hard Hat Award (Game #12, @ Balt.)

December 08, 2010 by Still Mill

2010 Hardhat Game #12 @ Balt

Hard Hat Award (Game #12, @ Balt.)

Stiller 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 most lopsided and fastest deliberations this august Committee has ever conducted, BenRoth was confirmed the Hard Hat winner after about 16 seconds of discussion.���


Ben entered the game with a protective boot on his one foot, due to having a broken bone.Soon after the game began, Ben was on the wrong end of a vicious fore-arm to the face by Raven NT Hloti Ngata, which broke Ben�s nose.�� (No flag, of course.)��� So here you have a QB with a painful broken foot, a painful broken nose, and having to deal with the usual tumult in a road venue.���


Undaunted, Ben plugged away, even suffering a shabby 1st half.In the 2nd half, Ben was mostly on fire, and led the O to a come from behind victory.Ben made 2 huge plays to snatch this victory from the jaws of defeat:


�� - On the final play of the 3Q, it was vintage Ben, eluding a blitzing DB and scrambling right, and then hitting Sanders for 28 yards.��


-Then, on the late 1st & goal at the 10, he saved the game, when on 1st & G at the 10, he fought off Suggs --- literally toe to toe -- and managed to lunge-pitch the ball for a sack-saving TA.When you see the different TV angles of Ben warding off Suggs -- who is a bear of a man -- after Suggs rabidly grabbed and wrenched Ben�s helmet.... well, that is Hard Hat football.���


Others in consideration by The Committee were RB Isaac Redman, LB Jamie Harrison, SS Troy Pola, and kicker/punter Shaun Suisham.��


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


Previous 2010 Hard Hat Winners:


Game #1, vs. Atlanta:Larry Timmons and Maurkice Pouncey

Game #2, @Tenn.:Larry Timmons and Jamie Harrison

Game #3, @Tampa: Jamie Harrison and Doug Legursky

Game #4, vs. Balt:Dan Sepulveda

Game #5, vs. Clev:Jamie Harrison

Game #6, @ Miami:Hines Ward

Game #7, @ N. Orleans: Larry Timmons

Game #8, @ Cinci:Larry Timmons and Jason Worilds

Game #9, vs. N.E.: Mewelde Moore

Game #10, vs. Oak:�� James Harrison and Anthony Madison

Game #11, @ Buff: James Harrison and Shaun Suisham


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