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Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich - #4 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 01/14/1980
Birthplace Washington, DC
College Marshall
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 7th pick by Jaguars

Steelers QB Leftwich limited in practice

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich, who missed the season opener against Atlanta with a sprained left knee, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

QB Dixon named Steelers' starter for opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will start in the season opener vs. Atlanta on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, according to multiple media outlets, including the club's official Web site.

Reports: Steelers QB Leftwich suffers MCL injury, out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's preseason game against Carolina Thursday night. Reports indicate the injury is a sprain of the MCL and he will be out for 2-4 weeks.

Big Ben's suspension reduced to four games

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday and his six-game suspension to start the season has been reduced to four.

Reports: Roethlisberger to play Saturday

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will make his preseason debut at the Giants on Saturday night, according to multiple media outlets.

Steelers' training-camp QB plan not yet unveiled

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger rejoined the club this week for the next-to-last round of OTAs, and the noticeably slimmer passer took snaps with the first-team offense.

Leftwich solid insurance policy for Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Steelers' acquisition of QB Byron Leftwich protects the club in a couple of ways.

NFL suspends Roethlisberger for six games

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for the first six games of the 2010 season for violating its personal-conduct policy, the league announced Wednesday.

Report: Steelers acquire Leftwich

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Steelers acquired Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich for a 2010 seventh-round pick on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported.

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Posted March 13, 2013
Leftwich's Steelers career is over.||||||| The arrival of Gradkowski, a Pittsburgh native, means the Steelers will almost certainly not attempt to re-sign longtime backup Leftwich.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Leftwich is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.||||||| He has been out since Nov. 18, when he hurt his ribs in a loss to the Ravens.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012
Leftwich will start for injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's key matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| Leftwich will be making his first start for the Steelers. His last start came in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Leftwich was 7 of 14 for 73 yards after replacing Roethlisberger on Monday night.
Posted April 26, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to one-year deal with veteran backup quarterback Byron Leftwich. Terms were undisclosed. The Steelers expect Leftwich to compete with Charlie Batch for the backup spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Leftwich has thrown 10,260 yards and 58 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in his career.||||||| Leftwich missed the entire 2011 season after breaking his left arm in the preseason. The 32-year-old Leftwich has thrown just seven passes since the Steelers signed him in 2010. Leftwich spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being drafted seventh overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He moved to Atlanta in 2007, signed with the Steelers for the 2008 season and played for Tampa Bay in 2009 before returning to Pittsburgh.
Posted Sept. 02, 2011
Leftwich has suffered a fractured left arm for the defending AFC champions.||||||| Leftwich is on injured reserve, so his season is over.

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