Pittsburgh Steelers: Five Overlooked Potential Heroes in Super Bowl XLV

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Five Overlooked Potential Heroes in Super Bowl XLV
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Troy Polamalu.  Ben Roethlisberger.  Rashard Mendenhall.  Lamarr Woodley.  James Harrison.  Hines Ward.

These players are all very familiar names wearing the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they will play their usual roles for the Steelers on February 6th in Dallas Stadium. 

However, in a game of epic proportions between two highly talented football teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Steelers, it will not be the star players who determine the outcome of Super Bowl XLV. David Tyree made the catch to knock off the New England Patriots in 2008. Tracy Porter did the unthinkable by intercepting Peyton Manning to pave the way for the New Orleans Saints to hoist the Lombardi Trophy last season. And you can bet someone will find their way into the spotlight before Super Bowl XLV has concluded.

The game will come down to a role player, a rookie, or a player that has simply not been given a chance to maximize his potential.

Here are five players for the Steelers who could tip the scales in their favor:

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