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83-Steelers-43
12-28-2006, 02:18 PM
Parker named Steelers' MVP
Thursday, December 28, 2006

By Gerry Dulac

Willie Parker, who earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl this season, was named the Steelers' Most Valuable Player today, the first time a running back has won the award since Jerome Bettis in 2000.

The award is voted on by the players.

Parker is the third leading rusher in the AFC with 1,360 yards and has scored 14 touchdowns (11 rushing, three receiving), one shy of tying the franchise single-season record.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06362/749648-100.stm

touchdownward
12-28-2006, 02:33 PM
Well deserved too. Congrats to Parker.
I believe he is 73 yds. shy of the team single season rushing record also. And that's on a team that's had the likes of Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis.
:helmet:

floodcitygirl
12-28-2006, 02:33 PM
Congrats to Willie! Go for another record on Sunday! :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
12-28-2006, 02:42 PM
Congrats willie. Definantly a good year for him.

MACH1
12-28-2006, 03:20 PM
Congrats Willie. Who else better to break a record against this weekend.

Hines0wnz
12-28-2006, 03:38 PM
Wow, MVP and to think....he isnt a "Jerome Bettis type back!" :nana:


He deserves this much more than he he deserves to be second guessed. Run crazy in Honolulu Willie! :tt02:

HometownGal
12-28-2006, 03:42 PM
Kudos to Willie! :tt02: This wasn't a surprise, as he is one of the few on the team who played with any degree of consistency this season. Well deserved honor! :cheers:

Stlrs4Life
12-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Congrats Fast Willie, well deserved.

clevestinks
12-28-2006, 04:26 PM
Big Surprise! LOL

stillers4me
12-28-2006, 05:56 PM
Congrats, Willie!!

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Preacher
12-28-2006, 06:00 PM
So much for our "Running back issues"

:coffee:

polamalufan43
12-28-2006, 06:23 PM
So much for our "Running back issues"

:coffee:

:iagree:

Congrats Willie, you deserved it.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Indy_Steelers
12-28-2006, 06:32 PM
He deserves this much more than he he deserves to be second guessed. Run crazy in Honolulu Willie! :tt02:

I AGREE:cheers: :tt02:

tony hipchest
12-28-2006, 06:44 PM
thanks to jerome for taking this young man under his wing, showing him the ropes, and mentoring an adequate successor. had he failed we would be looking at spending a 1st round pick on a rb next season and ignoring other obvious areas of need.

the way willie presents himself, i gotta say he appreciates this more than the pro bowl cause it was HIS teammates and bretheren who gave him this honor.

t-sizzlez
12-28-2006, 06:45 PM
great job to Willie Parker!! HE was one of the only players who showed up this year!! All Willie haters r kind of dumb if u ask me..he is good but sure we could use a compliment back but w/e..... CONGRATS WILLIE!! GREAT SEASON!! KEEP IT UP!!!!

klick81
12-28-2006, 07:46 PM
Congrats Willie! One of the only highlights of the season :)

NV STEELERS 723
12-28-2006, 09:31 PM
Well deserved too. Congrats to Parker.
I believe he is 73 yds. shy of the team single season rushing record also. And that's on a team that's had the likes of Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis.
:helmet:

I think Barry Foster owns the season record for the STEELERS at over 1,600 yards ???? isn't it like 1610 or 1650 ?????? I'll check the net...

But YES......I'm proud of Willie....he's come along way too....great snag by Dan Rooney Jr. I'm guilty too of loving a big back for the STEELERS , but I think if our OF gets some more talent, it doesn't matter who is carrying the ball....you still have to make holes,,, and in the games Willie rushed for 29 yards ; we were either down by 17 pts, or the OF was not clicking.... even Jerome could not have rushed sometimes w/ this OF line...

Willie will make it work....Ben will make it work.... and we will be back in the Dance in 07 !

iloveben7
12-28-2006, 09:39 PM
Congrats Willie!!!
Willie do you think you could break 2 more records on Sunday-1 more TD and 73 more yards!!

nicesteel4life
12-29-2006, 12:20 AM
Way to go Willie Parker, You Deserved it this year overall others. Pro Bowl Bound!!!!

clevestinks
12-29-2006, 08:35 AM
Willie is very deserving, I just wish he would of had more competition, maybe we would have been a better team. Willie was just one of a limited number of highlights

melroseplace
12-31-2006, 06:04 PM
congrats to Willie for MVP and breaking the record today...well deserved!

fansince'76
12-31-2006, 06:07 PM
Willie was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season. Congrats Willie, you deserve it. :tt02: