Ben Roethlisberger who was born on February 2, 1982 in Lima Ohio. He has played QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers and been in the NFL since 2004. He is a 2-time Pro Bowl player.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #1:
Ben Roethlisberger is a 2-time Super Bowl Champion winning ti in the 2005 and 2008 season.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #2:
Ben Roethlisberger is the youngest starting QB to win the Super Bowl and the second youngest to win two Super Bowls Championships.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #3:
Ben Roethlisberger is the All-Time Leader for the Pittsburgh Steelers: Passing Touchdowns, Pass Attempts, Pass Completions, Passing Yards and Career Wins.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #4:
Ben Roethlisberger favorite player growing up was Denver Broncos QB John Elway and wears his #7 as a tribute to him.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #5:
Ben Roethlisberger lettered in three sports in high school, football, baseball and basketball. He also was the Team Captain of each team but only started playing QB in his senior year switching from wide receiver.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #6:
Ben Roethlisberger played for Miami University in Ohio. He holds almost every major QB record of the school.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #7:
Ben Roethlisberger was drafted #11 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2004 NFL draft. He signed for 6 year/$22 million with another $17 million in incentives. Pittsburgh re-signed Ben to a 8 year/ $102 million dollar contract with the intention that Ben retires a Steeler.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #8:
Ben Roethlisberger has had three major incidents happen during his career. First was a motorcycle accident in 2006 where he was also driving without a license. He was twice accused of sexual assault in 2008 and 2010. The second accusation resulted in a NFL suspension and he subsequently lost most of his endorsement deals.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #9:
Ben Roethlisberger is active in charities including his own, “The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation,” named the “Giving back Fund,” which helps police and fire departments finance the training of service dogs. It is a National foundation but has a particular devotion to the residents of Findlay, Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Ben has also donated $100k to pay for additional police dogs in Pittsburgh and contributed a game check to tsunami relief in 2005.
Ben Roethlisberger Facts #10:
In 2007, Ben Roethlisberger became the first NFL QB to have two perfect passer rating games in a single season.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation
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