Ambrose Rogers has been named as Down captain ahead of the Ulster SFC opener against Fermanagh on 3 June.
Rogers was skipper in 2010 before being injured and Benny Coulter wore the armband for the All-Ireland final defeat to Cork.
Coulter is sidelined with a broken ankle so boss James McCartan has again turned to Rogers to captain the team.
Kalum King and Danny Hughes, who is a doubt for the Brewster Park game with a hamstring injury, are vice-captains.
Coulter sustained the injury while playing for club side Mayobridge against Bryansford last month.