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For every TD, Ben Roethlisberger donating $1K to K-9 fund

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers offense hopes to score 30 points per game this year, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has off-field incentive to follow through with that plan.

Roethlisberger, a longtime dog advocate, is pledging $1,000 per touchdown in 2016 toward the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which supports K-9 dogs, training and equipment for police squads.

In the past, Roethlisberger has donated money for the purchase of K-9s from reputable breeders for bomb detection, drug detection and other police work.

This is the first year Roethlisberger is publicly pledging the $1,000 per TD.

Last season, Roethlisberger was on pace for 28 touchdown passes but played 12 games due to injury. In 2014, Roethlisberger tied a career high with 32 TD passes.