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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to put up impressive numbers: His NFL jersey is the No. 1 seller.
"Not only in Pittsburgh," said Eddie white, Reebok's vice president of team properties, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He's No. 1 in the world."
Roethlisberger joins five other quarterbacks in Reebok's top 10: Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons (2nd); Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles (4th); Tom Brady, New England Patriots (7th); Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers (8th); and Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts (10th).
Reebok officials won't say how many jerseys Roethlisberger or the others sell. But White said it's "unprecedented" for a a rookie to have the top-selling jersey.
Jerseys often sell well when a team changes its uniform design or when a star player moves to another team. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens (3rd) came from the San Francisco 49ers; defensive lineman Warren Sapp (5th) moved from Tampa Bay to the Oakland Raiders; and Clinton Portis (9th) moved from Denver to the Washington Redskins.
Priest Holmes, whose jersey is the sixth-biggest seller, is the Kansas City Chiefs star running back.