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Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger during the Super Bowl XL champions ceremony in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh SteelersNo. 7
Quarterback
Date of birth: March 2, 1982 (1982-03-02) (age 26)
Place of birth: Lima, Ohio
Height:ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 241 lb (109 kg)
National Football League debut
2004 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
College: Miami (Ohio)
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
 Teams:
Current status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
TD-INT     84-54
Passing yards     11,673
QB Rating     92.5
Stats at NFL.com

Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio[1]), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Miami University. Image File history File links Ben_Roethlisberger. ... Steelers redirects here. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... -1... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor David Berger (D) Area  - Total 12. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Steelers redirects here. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Miami University RedHawks are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Mid-American Conference. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 National Football League Draft, took place on April 24 and April 25, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award was created in 2002. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... An interception or intercept is a move in many forms of football, including Canadian and American football football, as well as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football and Gaelic football, and involves a pass (either by foot or hand) being cut off by an opposition player who usually gains... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... -1... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor David Berger (D) Area  - Total 12. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Steelers redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 2004 National Football League Draft, took place on April 24 and April 25, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The Miami University RedHawks are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Mid-American Conference. ...


Roethlisberger earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2005. He became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history, helping to lead the Steelers to a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the age of 23. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2007. Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ...

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Early years

At Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio, Roethlisberger was captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. In baseball he batted .300. Findlays position within Hancock County (foreset) and Ohio (background) Findlay is a city in Hancock County, Ohio, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Roethlisberger did not play quarterback until his senior year, giving way to the coach's son, Ryan Hite. Instead, Roethlisberger played wide receiver because coach Cliff Hite explained to the Toledo Blade, "My son throwing to Ben was a better combination." [2] Cliff Hite currently represents the Findlay area in the Ohio House of Representatives. ... The Toledo Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835. ...


Roethlisberger threw for 4,041 yards, 54 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his one season as quarterback at Findlay. The younger Hite threw for 1,732 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in the year preceding Roethlisberger's quarterbacking debut.


Hite told the Toledo Blade regarding the decision to start his son at quarterback over Roethlisberger: "I'm a nationally known knucklehead." [3] The Toledo Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835. ...


As for Roethlisberger, he has remained magnanimous. He told a reporter for the Findlay Courier at the NFL combine just prior to starting his NFL career, "I'm up here now. So no, there's not too many regrets." [4]


College career

In a twist of irony, Roethslisberger played college quarterback at Division I Miami University in Oxford, Ohio while Ryan Hite played college wide receiver at Division III Denison. At Miami, Roethlisberger got a chance to start as a redshirt freshman and started three years of Division I college football after starting just one year as a high school quarterback. [5] Roethlisberger holds every major passing record at the school and a number of passing records in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) despite playing just three years before joining the NFL. , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...


According to the Findlay Courier, in 2001, as a redshirt freshman, Roethlisberger threw for over 3,100 yards. In 2002, he threw over 3,200 yards, and in 2003, he threw for over 4,400 yards. In 2003, Roethlisberger led the Miami RedHawks to an unbeaten record in the MAC, a No. 10 ranking in the Associated Press poll and a 49-28 victory over Louisville in the 2003 GMAC Bowl. [6]


Professional career

Roethlisberger takes a snap against the Bengals
Roethlisberger takes a snap against the Bengals

Roethlisberger was taken 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. On August 4, 2004 Roethlisberger signed a six-year contract worth $22.26 million in salaries and bonuses, with an additional $17.73 million available via incentives. He was touted by former Steelers coach Bill Cowher in a press conference as a franchise quarterback. The 2004 National Football League Draft, took place on April 24 and April 25, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Laird Cowher (born May 8, 1957) is a former American football coach and player. ...


On March 3, 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed to an eight-year, $102 million contract. [7] Roethlisberger had two years left on the deal he signed with the team as the 11th overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft. He has stated that he wants to retire as a Steeler.


2004-2005 season

Roethlisberger did not immediately step in as the starting quarterback for the Steelers. He was the #3 QB behind Tommy Maddox and Charlie Batch. Though when Batch was injured in preseason, Ben moved up to #2. Maddox started the season opener against the Raiders and the next week against the division-rival Ravens. But after an ineffective outing and third quarter injury, Roethlisberger stepped in for his first NFL action. This injury to Maddox changed the Steelers original plan for Roethlisberger, which was for him to sit on the bench or play very sparingly during the first season or two in order to learn the team's system. Instead he was starting the third game of the season.


As a rookie, he went 13-0 in the regular season (14-1 including playoffs) as a starting quarterback, helping the Steelers become the first AFC team to have 15 wins in a single season, surpassing former Steeler Mike Kruczek for the record for the best start by a rookie (6-0), and exceeding the mark for total wins as a rookie set by Chris Chandler and Joe Ferguson. On January 5, 2005 Roethlisberger was unanimously selected as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press, the first quarterback in 34 years to be so honored. Michael Kruczek is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, and a former college football coach of the University of Central Florida. ... Chris Chandler was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). ... Joe Ferguson is a former professional quarterback in the National Football League. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ...


One of Roethlisberger's biggest games was when he led the Steelers to a 34-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion and previously undefeated New England Patriots, ending their NFL-record 21-game winning streak. He completed 18 of his 24 pass attempts for 196 yards, 2 TDs and no turnovers. The week after that game the Steelers defeated the also previously undefeated Philadelphia Eagles 27-3. Roethlisberger was 11 of 18 for 183 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


In his first nationally televised game on Sunday Night Football, he led the Steelers to a 17-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was near perfect on the night, completing 14 of 17 passes for 226 yards and 2 TDs. A spike to stop the clock on the game-winning field goal drive he led was the only thing preventing him from a 158.3 rating on the night. Jeff Reed's 37 yard FG in the final minute gave the Steelers and Roethlisberger their 10th straight win. League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995–present) AFC Central (1995–2001) AFC South (2002–present) Current uniform Team colors Teal, Black, Gold, White Mascot Jaxson de Ville Personnel Owner Wayne Weaver General Manager James Harris Head Coach Jack Del Rio Team history Jacksonville Jaguars...


Two weeks later Roethlisberger faced off against the New York Giants and the #1 overall pick of the 2004 draft, Eli Manning. Roethlisberger outshined the QB that went 10 spots ahead of him in the draft, posting his first career 300 yard passing game. He completed 18 of 28 passes for 316 yards and a TD. He led his 5th game-winning drive of the season, capping a drive with a Jerome Bettis TD run for a 33-30 victory. An Eli Manning interception sealed the game for Pittsburgh. Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ...


In the divisional playoffs against the New York Jets, Roethlisberger threw two interceptions. One interception was returned for a touchdown, and the other was thrown with 2:03 left in the fourth quarter, which set up a potential game-winning field goal by Jets kicker Doug Brien. Brien missed the kick as time expired (his second missed kick in the last 2 minutes of the game), and forced the game into overtime. In overtime, Roethlisberger led the Steelers down the field and put them in position for the game-winning field goal, a 33-yard attempt that was made by Jeff Reed, sending the Steelers into the AFC Championship for the 4th time in 10 years. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Jeffrey Montgomery Reed (born April 9, 1979) is an American football place kicker currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


On January 23, 2005 in the AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger completed 14 of 24 pass attempts for 226 yards and 2 TDs, but he also threw 3 costly interceptions, two of which returned for touchdowns. The Steelers lost the game to the eventual Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots by a score of 41-27. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2004 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIX. // at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington Game time: 4:30 p. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


2005-2006 season

Roethlisberger signs autographs at Super Bowl XL media day.
Roethlisberger signs autographs at Super Bowl XL media day.

In 2005, Roethlisberger led the Steelers on an improbable run, winning 3 straight games on the road to put Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XL. What made the run remarkable was that the Steelers began the post season as the sixth seed in the AFC. Since the NFL's current playoff format began, no sixth seed had even made it to a conference championship game, let alone the Super Bowl. Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


In the 2005 regular season, the Steelers finished 11-5 and secured an AFC wild card spot, en route to victory in the Super Bowl, where the Steelers pulled off upsets at Indianapolis and Denver in the AFC playoffs in addition to wins over higher-seeds Cincinnati and Seattle. During the course of the regular season, Roethlisberger generally played well when healthy, but missed four games due to various knee injuries. During the regular season, the Steelers were 9-3 with Roethlisberger at quarterback, and 2-2 without him.


The Super Bowl run began on Sunday, January 8, 2006 as Roethlisberger helped lead the Steelers to a playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals -- an AFC North rival that had beaten the Steelers by 7 points in the regular season, to win the division championship. The rematch featured two teams with identical records, having split their regular season series with each team winning on the road. Early in the game on Carson Palmer's first throw, a tackle by former Steeler Kimo von Oelhoffen resulted in Palmer's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) being completely torn. The Bengals backup quarterback, Jon Kitna came in and led the Bengals to leads of 10-0 and 17-7. However, the 17-7 lead midway through the second quarter would be the last time in the 2005 postseason that the Steelers would trail an opponent by more than 3 points. After Kitna failed to produce the Steelers took advantage by taking the next 24 straight points, and the win in a 31-17 victory in Cincinnati. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Orange, White Mascot Who Dey Personnel Owner Mike Brown General Manager {{{general manager}}} Head Coach... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... Kimo von Oelhoffen (born January 30, 1971 in Kaunakakai, Hawaii) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the NFL. He played college football at Boise State University and was selected with the first pick of the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the... Jon Kitna (born September 21, 1972 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American football player at the quarterback position in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions. ...


Their second road win came on Sunday, January 15, 2006. Roethlisberger led the 6th-seeded Steelers against the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL's top team throughout the season and a heavy favorite to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XL. Roethlisberger threw for 197 yards and recorded a game-saving tackle on Colts' defensive back Nick Harper, who had just recovered a Jerome Bettis fumble with under two minutes to play in the game. The tackle saved the season for the Steelers. Pittsburgh led early, but had to survive a Colts comeback to win 21-18, after an errant call that the NFL later admitted was a mistake [8] overturned a Troy Polamalu interception that would have secured the game for the Steelers. Roethlisberger's tackle on Harper, dubbed by many as The Tackle II or The Immaculate Redemption, was compared by many to "The Immaculate Reception" back in 1972 when Franco Harris made a miraculous reception and scored the game-winning touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. The victory marked the first time a sixth-seeded NFL playoff team defeated the top-seeded team in playoff history. League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... In Pittsburgh sports lore history, there have been many extraordinary events that have contributed to the citys sports franchises winning titles. ... For other uses, see Tackle. ... Nick Necosi Harper is an American football player for the Tennessee Titans, out of Fort Valley State University. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... Look up fumble in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American football player who plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. ... The Immaculate Reception is the nickname given to one of the most controversial plays in the history of American football. ... Franco Harris (b. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Silver and Black Personnel Owner Al Davis General Manager Al Davis Head Coach Lane Kiffin Team history Oakland Raiders (1960...


On January 22, 2006, the Steelers defeated the Broncos 34-17 in Denver to advance to Super Bowl XL. Roethlisberger completed 21 of 29 passes for 275 yards, and threw two touchdown passes as well as scoring one himself on a four yard play-action bootleg. His run was the last touchdown of the game, and sealed the win for the Steelers. A bronc is an untamed horse. ... A play action pass is a type of American football play. ... In American football, a bootleg play is a play in which the quarterback runs with the ball in the direction of either sideline behind the line of scrimmage. ...


After losing the 2005 AFC Championship Game, Roethlisberger convinced veteran running back Jerome Bettis to delay retirement, after a tearful promise to him that he would get Bettis to his first Super Bowl. He lived up to his promise. The Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL 21-10 over the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit on February 5, 2006. Roethlisberger had one of the worst passing games of his career, completing just 9 of 21 passes for 123 yards and two interceptions; his passer rating of 22.6 was the lowest in Super Bowl history by a winning quarterback. Though he did convert eight different third down situations in the game to help the Steelers win, none of them bigger than his 37 yard pass to Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward on a 3rd and 28 that set up the Steelers' first TD (a 1 yd QB sneak by Ben on 3rd & goal). With the victory, Roethlisberger, at 23 years of age, became the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl, a record previously held by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ...


2006-2007 Season

Roethlisberger drops back to pass in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006.
Roethlisberger drops back to pass in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006.

After a very serious off season motorcycle crash in which he was almost killed, Roethlisberger missed the 2006 kick-off game (the first game of the '06 season) after having an emergency appendectomy on September 3, 2006. Charlie Batch, the team's backup, started and lead the Steelers to a victory over Miami. Roethlisberger played in the following game against Jacksonville on Monday Night Football. However, he played sub-par that night, throwing two interceptions with no touchdowns (though neither the Steelers nor Jacksonville made a touchdown, then a record for Monday Night Football). The Steelers lost the game with a final score of 9-0. In week three, Roethlisberger completed less than half of his passes for three interceptions and no touchdowns in a 28-20 loss to the Bengals. The final interception came in the final seconds of the game, in the end zone, ending Pittsburgh's comeback attempt. In a week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday Night Football, Ben Roethlisberger looked sharp throughout the first half, leading 3 scoring drives. However, he began to unravel in the 2nd half and threw two interceptions, both of which shifted momentum away from the Steelers and lead to the Chargers 23-13 win. In week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Roethlisberger had his best game of the season so far. He completed 16 of 19 passes for 238 yards with two touchdowns (his first of the year) and no interceptions during a 45-7 rout of the Trent Green-less Chiefs. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 543 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (563 × 622 pixel, file size: 46 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cropped by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 543 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (563 × 622 pixel, file size: 46 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cropped by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Current uniform Team colors Red, White and Gold Mascot K. C. Wolf (1985-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) Personnel Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt... An appendicectomy in progress An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. ... Charles DDonte Batch (born December 5, 1974 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb) is a veteran NFL football quarterback. ... MNF redirects here. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ...


In week 7, Roethlisberger had another great game, going 16 of 22 for 238 yards, 3 touchdowns, despite a costly fumble. But during the third quarter, Roethlisberger was helped off the field after suffering a concussion following a controversial hit by Falcon's defensive end Patrick Kerney. Roethlisberger was replaced by Charlie Batch. Batch went on to throw two touchdowns and helped send the game into overtime, following a crucial false start call on Nate Washington that resulted in a 10-second clock penalty and ended regulation. The Falcons got the ball first in OT and drove down the field. 46-year old kicker Morten Andersen booted a 34-yard field goal to win the game for the Falcons. On October 29 against the Oakland Raiders, Roethlisberger threw 4 interceptions in an upsetting 20-13 loss. The loss was his fifth of the season--two more than he had in his first two seasons combined as a starter, and gave him a total of 11 INTs, versus just 6 TDs, on the season. In a Week 9 rematch of the 2005 AFC championship game, Roethlisberger threw for a career high 433 yards and 1 TD, but had 3 more INTs as the Steelers fell short, 31-20 to Denver. Roethlisberger and the Steelers got back on a winning track in a home game a week later against the New Orleans Saints. Roethlisberger threw for 264 yards on 17 of 28 passing and 3 touchdowns to help the Steelers beat the Saints, 38-31. For the serial killer with a similar name, see Patrick Kearney. ... Nate Washington (born August 28, 1983, in Toledo, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin University. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference...


In Week 11, Roethlisberger overcame 3 first half interceptions by throwing for 224 4th-Quarter yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers scored 21 points in the final quarter to come back to beat the Cleveland Browns, 24-20. Roethlisberger finished 25 of 44 for 272 yards to go along with the 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The following week, Roethlisberger and the Steelers were held scoreless in 27-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger finished 21 of 41 for 214 yards and two interceptions. Roethlisberger bounced back the following game going 12 of 25 for 198 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception in a 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay. Pittsburgh kept their playoff hopes alive in a week 14 27-7 victory against the Browns. Roethlisberger went 11 of 21 for 225 with one touchdown and added another on the ground. In week 15, Roethlisberger went 11 of 18 for 140 yards and a touchdown in a 37-3 rout of the Carolina Panthers. The following week, Roethlisberger threw 2 interceptions and had a sub-500 completion percentage as Pittsburgh lost to the Baltimore Ravens 31-7. The loss ended Pittsburgh's playoff hopes. City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


Roethlisberger ended the season on a good note by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17 in overtime. He was 19 for 29 passing with 280 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Roethlisberger's one touchdown came in overtime on a slant pass to Santonio Holmes who proceeded to take the ball 67 yards for the game clinching touchdown. The win knocked the Bengals out of the playoffs, much to the joy of the Steelers team. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Orange, White Mascot Who Dey Personnel Owner Mike Brown General Manager {{{general manager}}} Head Coach... Santonio Holmes, Jr. ...


2007-2008 Season

Due to his subpar '06-'07 season, there were many questions surrounding Roethlisberger entering the season. In the first game of the season, Big Ben reached a personal milestone: his first career 4-touchdown game in a 34-7 rout of the Cleveland Browns. The 4 touchdowns went to Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes (a 40-yard strike), Heath Miller, and rookie TE Matt Spaeth. He followed that up with another solid performance against the Buffalo Bills. He was 21 of 34 passing for 242 yards and a 1-yard touchdown pass to rookie TE Matt Spaeth. He continued his solid season with a decent performance against the 49ers. He was 13 of 20 passing for 160 yards and another touchdown pass to the 3rd TE Jerame Tuman. In week five he had a good performance despite two top wide receivers Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes out due to injury completing 18 of 22 passes for 206 yards and touchdown pass to Heath Miller in the 1st quarter. Matt Spaeth (born November 24, 1983) is an American football tight end. ...


In Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, Roethlisberger threw for a career-high five touchdowns, which tied a team record held by Terry Bradshaw and Mark Malone in a 38-7 rout of the Ravens on Monday Night Football. All five touchdowns were thrown in the first half, making Roethlisberger one of two quarterbacks in the 2007 season (the other being Tom Brady) and only the fifth quarterback since the 1970 merger to accomplish such a feat. He also posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating in that game. The 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers season will see the team try to improve upon their 8–8 record from 2006. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Mark M. Malone (born November 22, 1958 in El Cajon, California) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. Malone was the nations most recruited quarterback in 1975 out of El Cajon Valley High School near San Diego, California. ... MNF redirects here. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ...


The following Sunday, Roethlisberger continued to shine when he erased a 15 point deficit against the Browns. With the Steelers trailing 21-16 in the 4th quarter and facing a 3rd & 10 from the Cleveland 30, Roethlisberger scrambled up the middle of the field for a 30 yard TD run (the longest run of his career at that point). He then completed a 2-pt conversion pass to Hines Ward. After the Browns returned the ensuing kickoff for a TD, Roethlisberger again had to drive the offense with a 4 point deficit. This time he made three crucial plays on 3rd down: an 18 yd pass to Santonio Holmes on a 3rd & 6, a 20 yd pass to Heath Miller on 3rd & 18, and a 10 yd scramble on 3rd & 9. Roethlisberger capped off the drive with a short TD pass to Heath Miller that proved to be the game winner. Earl Heath Miller, Jr. ...


In Week 12, Roethlisberger set a Steelers record, completing 85.7% of his passes (18 of 21) as the Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins 3-0, a feat made all the more remarkable given the weather conditions. Pittsburgh was hit with a torrential storm, delaying the game 30 minutes due to lightning, while turning the new sod on the field, laid earlier that week, into a quagmire. In many parts of the field, players sunk several inches with each step. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


During the Week 15 game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, Roethlisberger threw his 29th TD pass of the season, to Nate Washington, breaking the team single season TD pass record previously held by Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw. League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995–present) AFC Central (1995–2001) AFC South (2002–present) Current uniform Team colors Teal, Black, Gold, White Mascot Jaxson de Ville Personnel Owner Wayne Weaver General Manager James Harris Head Coach Jack Del Rio Team history Jacksonville Jaguars... Nate Washington (born August 28, 1983, in Toledo, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin University. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ...


During Week 16 in St. Louis against the Rams, Roethlisberger posted his 2nd perfect passer rating (158.3) of the season. He was 16 of 20 for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. It was his third career 158.3 rating game, tying Peyton Manning for the most such regular-season games in NFL history. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw two perfect games in a single season. Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...


To cap his comeback season, Roethlisberger was named to his first Pro Bowl, joining five other Steelers teammates on the AFC squad. Roethlisberger's 32 touchdown passes ranked 3rd in the NFL behind Tony Romo and Tom Brady, while his 104.1 passer rating was second only to Brady. On five different occasions during the season, Roethlisberger led the team back from a double-digit deficit to a lead or tie in the 4th quarter. However, the Steelers would lose four of those five games as the defense in the end could not hold off Denver, New York and Jacksonville twice. Roethlisberger also set a new Steelers single-season record with 32 touchdown passes in the 2007 season. Antonio Tony Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980 in San Diego, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ...


The Steelers hosted the Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card game on January 5th, 2008. It was a rematch of the Week 15 contest. With the injury to Willie Parker, the Steelers could never mount a rushing attack and Roethlisberger struggled a great deal in the first half, throwing three interceptions (one being returned for a TD by Rashean Mathis) as the Steelers trailed at the half by a score of 21-7. He pulled himself together and went 17 of 23 for 263 yards and 2 TDs in the second half alone. The Steelers were trailing 28-10 as the 4th quarter began, when facing a 4th and 12 at the Jaguar 37, Ben threw a quick pass against the blitz to Santonio Holmes, who broke one tackle and scored a TD to pull within 11. The Steelers scored two TDs on their next two possessions to take a 29-28 lead, but failed on 2-pt conversions on each TD. That would be costly as David Garrard would later scramble 32 yards on a 4th & 2 to set up the winning field goal. Jacksonville finally won the game 31-29 after Roethlisberger was sacked for a 6th time on the night and fumbled with a drive that started under the 0:30 mark. Rashean Jamil Mathis (born August 27, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football cornerback currently playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. // Mathis attended high school in Jacksonville at local Englewood High School. ... David Douglas Garrard (born February 14, 1978 in East Orange, New Jersey) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. ...


Having been sacked 47 times (2nd most in NFL), it must be speculated that his performances could have been even better given improved protection. He often showed great skill outside of the pocket, as well as being amongst the top rushing quarterbacks. While the team did not go as far as they would have liked, it was a successful comeback season for Ben. Roethlisberger finished 3rd in Comeback Player of the Year voting behind Patriots' Randy Moss and Dallas Cowboys' Greg Ellis, who won the award. In his first Pro Bowl, Roethlisberger played three series in the 2nd quarter, going 5 of 9 for 42 yards, a TD, and led the AFC team in rushing with an 18 yard scramble. The NFC won the game 42-30. Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. ... Greg Ellis is an English actor. ...


Career statistics

Regular season

  Regular Season Passing Rushing Defensive Punting Fumbles
Season Team Games Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int QB Rating Att Yds Avg Lg Td Total Tkl Ast No Yds Lg Avg Fum Lost Rec
2004 Pittsburgh 14 295 196 66.4% 2621 8.9 58 17 11 98.1 56 144 2.6 20 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 0
2005 Pittsburgh 12 268 168 62.7% 2385 8.9 85 17 9 98.6 31 69 2.2 13 3 1 1.0 0 2 72 39 36.0 2 1 1
2006 Pittsburgh 15 469 280 59.7% 3513 7.5 67 18 23 75.4 32 98 3.1 20 2 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 0
2007 Pittsburgh 15 404 264 65.3% 3154 7.8 83 32 11 104.1 35 204 5.8 30 2 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 9 3 4
Total 4 seasons 56 1436 908 63.2% 11,673 8.1 85 84 54 92.5 154 515 3.3 30 8 4 4.0 0 2 72 39 36.0 18 8 5

Playoffs

Playoffs Passing Rushing Defensive Punting Fumbles
Season Team Games Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int QB Rating Att Yds Avg Lg TD Total Tkl Ast No Yds Lg Avg Fum Lost Rec
2004 Pittsburgh 2 54 31 57.4% 407 7.54 34 3 5 61.3 9 75 8.3 20 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0
2005 Pittsburgh 4 93 58 62.3% 803 8.63 54 7 3 101.7 19 37 1.9 10 2 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2007 Pittsburgh 1 42 29 69.0% 337 8.02 40 2 3 79.2 4 13 3.3 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0
Total 3 seasons 7 189 118 62.4% 1547 8.19 54 12 11 85.1 32 125 3.9 20 2 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 0

Motorcycle accident

On Monday, June 12, 2006, at 11:17 a.m. EDT (UTC-4), Roethlisberger was involved in a motorcycle accident near the intersection of 10th Street and Second Avenue near downtown Pittsburgh, in which he was not wearing his helmet. KDKA-TV of Pittsburgh has reported that Roethlisberger did not have a valid Pennsylvania motorcycle license at the time of the accident, only a temporary permit that he had obtained after moving to Pittsburgh. According to KDKA, this permit had expired in March. Roethlisberger was travelling east on Second Avenue when a Chrysler New Yorker made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle and onto the South Tenth Street Bridge[9] when the accident occurred. According to an eyewitness, Roethlisberger went over the handle bars of his bike, a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa[10] shattering the windshield of the car with his head. The eyewitness reports claim Roethlisberger tried to get up, but was bleeding from the head.[11] Reports from the scene and news media indicated that the accident was serious but "not life- or career-threatening", though Roethlisberger would later relate in interviews that paramedics on the scene stopped the bleeding in his throat just in time to save his life.[12] After the accident, the shift commander for the Allegheny County emergency service described Roethlisberger as "alert and conscious".[12] He was transported to Mercy Hospital and was described as being in "serious but stable" condition in the operating room. Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Two white motorcycle helmets, full-face and open-face. ... The Chrysler New Yorker was a premium automobile built by the Chrysler Corporation from 1939 to 1996, serving for several years as the brands flagship model. ... The South Tenth Street Bridge is a suspension bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which crosses over the Monongahela River. ... The Suzuki GSX1300R, also known as the Hayabusa, is a hypersport motorcycle introduced by Suzuki in 1999. ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the central hospital facility in the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and is located in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh. ...


Police sources have indicated that Roethlisberger suffered fractures to the jaw and right sinus cavity, as well as a nine-inch laceration to the back of the head, the loss of two teeth and many others were chipped. His facial injuries were severe enough that witnesses on the scene did not immediately recognize him, even after he identified himself as "Ben".[13] The paranasal sinuses are eight (four pairs) air-filled spaces, or sinuses, within the bones of the skull and face. ...


Upon arriving to Mercy Hospital he went immediately into surgery where he remained for over 7 hours. The broken bones in his face were repaired. The subsequent news conference with the Mercy Hospital staff was brief but confirmed early reports that the most serious injuries were to the head and face. There was no neck, spinal, nor brain damage found. After surgery, at approximately noon on June 13, 2006, Roethlisberger was upgraded to fair condition. [14][12] Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the central hospital facility in the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and is located in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh. ... Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the central hospital facility in the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and is located in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh. ...


The most serious injuries to Roethlisberger were a broken upper and lower jaw, and a broken nose. Roethlisberger was expected to make a full recovery in time for the opening game of the season.


In the wake of Kellen Winslow II's crashing of his motorcycle in May 2005, Roethlisberger had been criticized by various NFL members and the media for not wearing a helmet while riding. Even Roethlisberger's coach, Bill Cowher, lectured him about motorcycle safety. Former Steeler Terry Bradshaw warned Roethlisberger personally when he visited Steeler training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and on television, saying "Ride it when you retire."[12] In a segment put together by ESPN following Winslow's accident, Roethlisberger had said he didn't wear a helmet because it was not required by law, adding, "You're just more free when you're out there and there's no helmet on." Transcripts of the interview recall Roethlisberger telling Suzy Kolber that he only rides a Harley, or his chopper with friends, not a sport bike (like the one Winslow was on). He also claimed to have his license. Both statements have been proven false since this accident. Kellen Boswell Winslow II[1] (born July 21, 1983 in San Diego, California) is a professional American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Saint Vincent College is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts, Benedictine college in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, located forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh (List of Benedictine Colleges). ... Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Susanne Lesley Kolber (born May 14, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a football sideline reporter, co-producer, and anchor for ESPN. She was one of the original anchors of ESPN2 when it launched in 1993. ...


Roethlisberger was released from the hospital at 11:46 PM on June 14, 2006. The next day, he released a statement that apologized for concerning friends, family, all his fans, and the Steelers organization, and in which he also stated, "If I ever ride again, it certainly will be with a helmet."[15]


On June 19, the Pittsburgh police announced that Roethlisberger would be cited for failure to wear a helmet and failure to operate in his license class. Wearing a helmet is optional in Pennsylvania only for operators who currently possess and have had a motorcycle license for at least two years. The driver of the car was cited for failure to yield the right of way.[16] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


July 13 Roethlisberger in his first interview on ABC's Good Morning America explains that he was told by responding paramedics that he ruptured a major blood vessel in his mouth and was minutes away from dying. Despite the seriousness of the accident, his recovery went so well that he started the first three Steelers 2006 preseason games.[17] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


Records

  • Most career touchdowns by a Miami University quarterback - 84 (Miami University is in Oxford, Ohio)
  • Most regular season wins by an NFL rookie quarterback (2004) - 13 games (Roethlisberger did not play in the Steelers' season opener against Oakland, or their season finale at Buffalo, and did not start the loss to Baltimore during their 15-1 season)
  • Highest quarterback rating by an NFL rookie quarterback (2004) - 98.1
  • Highest completion percentage by an NFL rookie quarterback (2004) - 66.4%
  • Longest regular season win streak to start a career for an NFL quarterback (2004-05) - 15 games
  • First quarterback to start two Conference Championship games in first two seasons in the NFL (2004 & 2005)
  • 44-18 won/loss record (including a 5-2 playoff record) as a starting quarterback in the NFL (.710 win pct.) (Through 4 seasons)
  • Second youngest quarterback to play in the Super Bowl (2005), behind Dan Marino
  • Youngest starting quarterback ever to win the Super Bowl (2005) [see above]
  • Second quarterback of Swiss descent to play and win a Super Bowl (Jeff Hostetler)
  • Achieved the 32nd perfect passer rating in NFL history in a game against the Titans on September 11, 2005. Roethlisberger had another perfect game (39th in NFL history) on November 5, 2007 against the Baltimore Ravens until he was finally taken out in the 4th quarter, due to an injury from the 3rd. Achieved his third perfect passing game on a Thursday night game vs. the St. Louis Rams on December 20, 2007. Roethlisberger became the second quarterback in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to register 3 perfect passing games during the regular season.
  • Lowest QB rating for a Super Bowl winning QB - 22.6 (Completed 9 of 21 passes for 0 touchdowns, with 2 interceptions)

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Pittsburgh Steeler Franchise Records

  • (Tie) Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 5. Set a Steelers record by throwing 5 touchdown passes in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens on a Monday Night game November 5, 2007. Roethlisberger joined Terry Bradshaw and Mark Malone as the only quarterbacks in Steeler history to throw for 5 touchdowns in one game.
  • Most Touchdown Passes, Season - 32 (2007)
  • Highest Passer Rating, Season - 104.1 (2007)
  • Highest Passer Rating, Career - 92.5
  • Highest Post-Season Passer Rating, Career - 85.1 (7 starts)
  • Highest Completion %, Career (Min. 500 attempts) - 63.2
  • Highest Completion %, Season - 66.4% (2004)
  • Highest Completion %, Game (Min. 20 attempts) - 85.7% (Completed 18 out of 21 attempts on November 26, 2007 against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football)
  • Most Consecutive Games With a TD Pass - 15 (from December 3rd, 2006 through November 18, 2007)
  • Most Passes Completed, Game - 38 (Completed 38 of 54 passes for 433 yards on November 5, 2006 against the Denver Broncos)
  • (Tie) Most Consecutive Passes Completed, Game - 15 (Completed 15 straight on November 26, 2007 against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Bubby Brister also completed 15 straight on October 1, 1989 against the Detroit Lions)
  • Largest contract in Steelers history (8 yr, $102 million)

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Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

Ben started a foundation with the following mission statement, "The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation seeks to (a) provide support for police and fire departments throughout the US with a particular emphasis on service dogs and (b) to enhance the quality of life for residents of Findlay, OH and Pittsburgh, PA. "


Beef Jerky

Ben has his own beef jerky, called Big Ben's Beef Jerky. The new edition is called Big Ben's XL Beef Jerky.[18]


Trivia

The "#7 Roethlisburger"
The "#7 Roethlisburger"
Peppi's restaurant, home of the "Roethlisburger."
Peppi's restaurant, home of the "Roethlisburger."
  • Has only lost one football game, college or professional, in the state of Ohio, where he has played a great number of games. (Lost at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio)
  • Has beat every NFL team except for Oakland, Green Bay, Atlanta, and Arizona [19]
  • Ironically, favorite team growing up was the Cleveland Browns.
  • Has multiple sandwiches named after him, usually a pun on his last name (which ends with "berger", similar to "hamburger"). Pittsburgh chain Peppi's sells The "Roethlisburger," which costs $7.00 (because his football jersey number is 7).[citation needed] Findlay, Ohio, restaurant Tony's sells a Roethlisburger, and so does Brick Street in Oxford, Ohio.[20] There is also a chicken sandwich known as The Roethlisclucker.[citation needed]
  • His surname "Roethlisberger" (Swiss-German spelling: Röthlisberger) is of Swiss origin with roots in the village of Geissbuehl Lauperswil, Switzerland.[21][22]
  • Is a spokesman for Swiss Roots, a campaign intended to help Americans of Swiss origin reconnect with their Swiss ancestral roots.[23]
  • In May 2006, Roethlisberger and his family traveled to Switzerland for a week long trip in order to explore their Swiss roots.[24][25]
  • Revealed in a 2006 interview that he is a close friend of Donald Trump and they speak weekly. [26]
  • Has his own line of Barbecue sauce. [27]
  • In the Madden NFL Series of games, Ben Roethlisberger's surname is truncated to "Roethlisbergr" due to a limit on the number of letters allowed in player names. This peculiarity also occurs with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
  • Has three tattoos--the Chinese character for "mother" on the top of his left pectoral, an unknown Chinese character on the back of his right shoulder and the Chinese character for "grandfather" on his left ankle.
  • Named the best Quarterback under 25 years of age[28]
  • Was referenced in Carlos Mencia's "Dee Dee Dee" song, in which one of the lines says:"Roethlisberger needs no helmet cause he’s a star/But the year the bus left, he got hit by a car". This references to his motorcycle accident in which he wasn't wearing a motorcycle helmet. Mencia used this as one of his many examples of stupid things that "Dee Dee Dees" do.
  • A Pittsburgh auto dealer released a line of Roethlisberger signature GMC Sierras in 2007. [26]
  • His official website Br-7.com has items ranging from authographed memorabilia to his signature line of BBQ sauce.
  • Has a Rottweiler named Zeus and a Bernese mountain dog named Hercules. Hercules was adopted during Roethlisberger's trip to Switzerland in 2006.
  • During his rookie year, Ben was fined for violating the uniform policy. He wrote PFJ on his armbands which stood for "Playing For Jesus"
  • Ben donated his paycheck for his first playoff game to the tsunami relief in 2004.
  • Ben currently is tied with Peyton Manning for the most fourth quarter comebacks since he entered the league in 2004, with 10.
  • Ben gave his Super Bowl ring to his father as a Father's Day gift. [29]

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  27. ^ Big Ben's BBQ
  28. ^ SI.com - Photo Gallery - Ranking Top 10 Young QBs:
    25 and Under
  29. ^ Ben Roethlisberger

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References

  • Staff (September 2006) "Ben Roethlisberger 1982-" Biography Today 15(3): pp. 102-117

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Tommy Maddox
Pittsburgh Steelers Starting Quarterbacks
2004-
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Anquan Boldin
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
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Troy Polamalu
Steelers 1st round draft pick
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