Ben Roethlisberger Biography: Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback, who signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He started his career as football player at the Findlay High School, and then he continued at the Miami University. In NFL history, Ben Roethlisberger became a youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback and has been one of most efficient passers. He received an AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, and also a five-time winner of Pro Bowl. Ben Roethlisberger first rose to fame after he led the Steelers to a 21-10 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the young tender age of 23. He also led the Steelers to the second Super Bowl title soon after. Currently, he ranks 9th all-time in the NFL passer rating. And holds the 4th highest career winning percentage. Ben admires the former football quarterback John Elway and also wears No. 7 jersey in his honor. He has been nicknamed Big Ben due to he has a big built that is unusual for quarterbacks. Apart from the football, he has also started a foundation to support the police and the fire departments in the US and to boost the quality of life of the residents of Ohio and Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger recently said that he would take out some time to evaluate all the aspects of his life like his family, health, and career.
Early Life of Ben Roethlisberger:
Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger (born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio) to Ida Jane Foust and Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger, who is the former quarterback. He has a younger sister named as Carlee. The parents of Ben divorced when he was just two years old. His father and stepmother named as Brenda raised him as his mother. She died in a car accident when Ben was eight years old.
Ben Roethlisberger became active in sports at a very young age. He also played basketball and Baseball as well. At the Findlay High School, Ohio, Ben was the captain of football, basketball, and baseball teams. He got the opportunity to be the No. 1 quarterback in 1999 when he was in the final high school season.
Ben Roethlisberger played college football as a quarterback at the Miami University. He debuted in 2001 against Michigan. In a game against the Akron, Ben broke the school single-game passing record with almost 400 passing yards. He finished his 1st year with 25 touchdowns, 3,105 passing yards, and 241 completions.
In the year of 2002, Ben set the Miami single-season record with 271 completions and 3,238 passing yards. He finished his 2003 year in a very high node, breaking the school single-season records in all the categories. His jersey No.7 retired, which was the 1st time in 34 years in the Miami history.
Ben Roethlisberger Career:
On 4th August 2004, Ben Roethlisberger signed the first contract with Pittsburgh Steelers for six years. Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to 14-1 record and an appearance in AFC Championship Game in his first season. He named as Rookie of the Year.
In his 2nd season, Ben helped Steelers to win the 2005 Super Bowl and becoming the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl ring. On 5th February 2006, he played his 1st pre-season NFL match, and received the elusive ‘One for the Thumb!’
Ben Roethlisberger had his first big match of the season in 6th week against Kansas City Chiefs. He received 16 out of 19 passes for 238 yards. Ben also successful in the 7th week, with 16 out of 22 for 237 yards and three touchdowns. In the year of 2006, Ben had a career-high record of 3,513 yards.
In the year of 2007, Ben achieved his 1st career four-touchdown match after he led Steelers to defeat the Cleveland Browns 34-7. He continued with his fabulous performance against both of Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers.
In 9th week, he achieved the career-high five touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens. And all five thrown in the first half of the game. It made him one of the only two quarterbacks in the year of 2007 to achieve much of a feat.
The 12th week, against Miami Dolphins, Ben Roethlisberger set the new record as he completed 85.7% of his passes 18 out of 21. In 15th week, he broke the team single-season touchdown pass record against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 2007 season, his 32 touchdown passes ranked third in the NFL history, and his 104.1 passer rating was the 2nd. Ben also won the AFC North Division title for the 3rd time in five NFL seasons.
At Super Bowl XLVII, Ben led the Steelers to some fabulous victories in the history of Super Bowls against Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers won the sixth Lombardi Trophy in his presence. Ben is one of the only two active NFL quarterbacks to win the multiple titles of Super Bowl.
Although Ben didn’t achieve much in the 2009 year playoffs, he set his career highs in the passing attempts, completion percentage, and the passing yards. He broke the Steelers’ single-season records with 337 completions, 4328 yards and 66% completion percentage.
Ben made his 2010 year season debut on 17th October against the Cleveland Browns. He threw three touchdown passes in the 28-10 win. On 5th December, Ben played against the Ravens, despite the fact of his fractured in the right foot and a broken nose, he never gives up and gave a nine-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers got a 13-10 win and also got control of the AFC North Division. In 2010, he selected as a ‘Chief Award’ winner.
On 2nd January 2011, the Steelers achieved their 3rd division title with 41-9 win against the Cleveland Browns.
In the year of 2015, Ben extended his contract with Steelers for the next five years. In this season, the Steelers finished 2nd in the AFC North. He ranked 21st on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2k16 year.
In the year of 2016, Ben had back-to-back 300-yard passing performances, with nine touchdowns over Chiefs and the Jets. But the next week at the Miami, he suffered from a knee injury and had a knee surgery. He ranked 22nd on the NFL Top 100 Players of the year of 2017.
Ben Roethlisberger Award and Achievements:
He was MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. And the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.
Ben won the Super Bowl championship two times and the Pro Bowl 5 times in 2007, 2011, and 2014 to 2016. He was the NFL passing yards co-leader in the year of 2014.
Ben Roethlisberger Personal Life:
On 23rd July 2011, Ben Roethlisberger married to Ashley Harlan. Their first son Benjamin Jr. who born in 2012 and a daughter named as Baylee in 2014. Their second son named as Bodie was born in 2016.
Ben returned to the Miami University. He graduated with a degree, Bachelor of Science in Education in the year of 2012.
He owns the ‘Big Ben’s BBQ’, his own line of the barbecue sauce.
Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth:
The Ben Roethlisberger net worth is round about $70 million.