Steelers host MAC Day Premium Story

By Jim Wexell

Date: Apr 13, 2004

Ben Roethlisberger considered,for about a tenth of a second, the bias NFL personnel men have against players from the small Mid-American Conference.

"That's my knock,coming from the MAC," said the quarterback known as Big Ben."My response is Byron Leftwich, Chad Pennington, Randy Moss. That's all I have to say."

Leftwich, Pennington and Moss, of course, were recent first-round picks out of the MAC.

Yesterday, prospects from two different MAC schools visited the Steelers' practice facility.

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