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mesaSteeler
10-07-2009, 07:48 PM
Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html#
By Mark Kaboly
Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

Mark Kaboly can be reached at mkaboly@dailynewsemail.com or 412-664-9161.

Steelboy84
10-07-2009, 07:51 PM
Well deserved.

steelwalls
10-07-2009, 08:56 PM
Glad to see our #1 draft choice reach an acheiment like this... Parker might be getting a bit nevous now, but I hope that motivates him.

MasterOfPuppets
10-07-2009, 09:02 PM
wow...imagine if mendenhall had "glide" and "suddeness". like redman.... he woulda had 500 yds and won the season OPOY in week 4 ...:applaudit:

Shoes
10-07-2009, 09:17 PM
May he have many, many more 165 yard games :tt:

devilsdancefloor
10-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Lets hope it continues and FWP can get in on the running game

sharkweek
10-08-2009, 12:11 AM
he'll be a bum until he rushes for more than 300 yards in every game!

BigBenFn7
10-08-2009, 12:49 AM
Let's hope this is just a starting point for his career and he continues trying to improve himself.

steeltheone
10-08-2009, 01:14 AM
yes a starting point , but SD's D was horrible

Galax Steeler
10-08-2009, 03:50 AM
Congrats Mendy you earned it.:tt02:

HometownGal
10-08-2009, 07:11 AM
Congrats Mendy! :applaudit: :hatsoff:

Now let's see a repeat performance or two or three . . . . :hope:

SteelMember
10-08-2009, 07:21 AM
Keep it up! :thumbsup:

stillers4me
10-08-2009, 08:05 AM
Congratulations to Mendenhall!!

And kudos to Coach Tomlin. Last year, he benched Holmes and Tone had to apologize to his teammates for contributing to the Giants loss. We gained a superbowl MVP out of it.

This year, he benched Mendenhall for slacking, which in my opinion, CONTRIBUTED TO THE CINCI LOSS.

Tomlin creates great players.

SteelerFanInStl
10-08-2009, 10:29 AM
Grats to Rashard! :drink: It was well deserved.