"You've got to get tough, and you've got to make tough plays, and you've got to make tough catches," Roethlisberger said.
Consider that challenge met. Bryant's leaping, twisting, acrobatic, 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the AFC wild-card game (in the rain, no less!) gave the Steelers a 15-0 lead over the Bengals, but more importantly, it gave fans a memory they won't soon forget.
Here's the catch in five photos showcasing Bryant's superior body control and athleticism.