Steelers top 30 moments in franchise history
By Kim Myers
Dec 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet on the sidelines as the Steelers play the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Everyone loves a trick play – when they work. The Steelers drafted Antwaan Randle El as a wide receiver in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft knowing that he had played the quarterback position while at Indiana University. He was mainly used as the Steelers’ kickoff and punt returner but his quarterback skills allowed the Steelers to spice it up at times.
In the 2005 AFC playoffs the Steelers had their work cut out for them, having to play every game on the road. Their road to Super Bowl XL began in Cincinnati where the first memorable Antwaan Randle El trick play was a flea flicker from Randle El back to Roethlisberger who hitCedrick Wilson
for a 43-yard touchdown.
The most memorable trick play featuring Randle El, however, came in the big game with a reverse pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Willie Parker in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XL. Parker handed the ball off to Randle El, who hitHines Ward
for a 43-yard touchdown to put the Steelers up 21-10.
The Steelers would hold on the remaining eight minutes and change and finally bring home the “one for the thumb.”
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