Roethlisberger to Pass Mike Webster on Sunday

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By: Justin McGonigle
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Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster spent 15 seasons in Pittsburgh and never missed a game. That streak earned him the nickname “Iron Mike” and set the record for most games played total in franchise history at 219.

That record is set to be broken on Sunday at Heinz Field when Ben Roethlisberger steps onto the field in the first quarter. It’s taken Roethlisberger longer due to injury, but it was a record that he spoke about in 2019.

“I know later this year, I’m going to get—potentially, if I can make it that far—the most games played”, he said. “But with all the tradition and history of this team has with the players and all that stuff, especially with today’s game and free agency and everything like that, to be able to be here, to do this, and to have that opportunity, it’s humbling”.

Roethlisberger obviously was lost for the season for the only time in his career so he didn’t reach the record.

Back in 2018, he moved into second on the list when he passed safety Donnie Shell. Roethlisberger is only one of five players to play in more than 200 games as a Steeler. That list includes Hall of Famers Webster, Shell, Mel Blount, and Hall of Fame nominee Hines Ward.

 

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