Steelers DE Ziggy Hood to start Super Bowl

DE Aaron Smith ruled out

According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) will not play in Super Bowl XLV. After all the news stories and gamesmanship by the Steelers, neither Smith nor Maurkice Pouncey will be active on Sunday.

Ziggy Hood will start in the biggest game of his life. It will be the 13th consecutive game Hood has started for Smith, a 12-year veteran who has not played or practiced since he tore the triceps tendon in his left arm in Week 6.

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