The Pittsburgh Steelers are known as the model NFL franchise. They've always had strong rosters, and are constantly in contention for the Super Bowl. Although they haven't lifted the Lombardi Trophy in 11 years, their last Super Bowl victory was downright impressive. While many will give credit to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and their dominant defense, their pivotal piece to winning their most recent title was wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who dominated in their run to Super Bowl XLIII.
That's right, Holmes had a touchdown in each of Pittsburgh's three playoff games!
In the AFC Divisional Round, Holmes used jukes and hurdles to take a punt return for a game-tying score against the San Diego Chargers. In the AFC Title Game, Holmes scored a 65-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.
But absolutely nothing is going to top Holmes' performance in Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals. Holmes was Roethlisberger's most reliable target, and he made his mark in the waning seconds of the contest by securing a game-winning touchdown pass using his tippy toes in the right corner of the end zone.
Santonio Holmes used this dominant run to give the Steelers their sixth-ever Lombardi Trophy, while securing the Super Bowl MVP award. Antonio Brown could never.