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Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback, signed to Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL)

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BirthdayMarch 2, 1982
NationalityAmerican
FamousFootball Quarterback, Miami University, Sportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players
City/StateOhio
SpousesAshley Harlan
SiblingsCarlee Roethlisberger
Known asBenjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., Big Ben
Universities
  • Miami University
  • Miami University
  • Findlay High School
Notable Alumnis
  • Miami University
Birth PlaceLima, Ohio, United States
Height196cm
GenderMale
FatherKenneth Todd Roethlisberger
MotherIda Jane Foust
Net Worth$60 Million as of july 2017
Sun SignPisces
Born inLima, Ohio, United States
Famous asAmerican Football Quarterback
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Who is Ben Roethlisberger?

Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback, signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He started playing football at Findlay High School, and then continued at Miami University. In NFL history, he became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback, and has been one of the most efficient passers. Decorated with an AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, and a five-time winner of Pro Bowl, he first rose to fame after he led the Steelers to a 21-10 victory against Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the young age of 23. He also led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title soon after. Currently, he ranks 9th all-time in NFL passer rating, and holds the fourth highest career winning percentage. Ben admires former football quarterback John Elway, and wears No. 7 jersey in his honor. He has been nicknamed Big Ben because he has a big built that is unusual for quarterbacks. Apart from football, he has started a foundation to support the police and fire departments in the US, and to boost the quality of life of residents of Ohio and Pittsburgh. He recently said that he would take out some time to evaluate all aspects of his life like his health, family, and career.

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Childhood & Early Life

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger was born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio, to Ida Jane Foust and Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger, who is a former quarterback. Ben has a younger sister Carlee. His parents divorced when Ben was just two. His father and stepmother, Brenda, raised him as his mother died in a car accident when Ben was eight.

Ben became active in sports at a young age, and played basketball and football. At Findlay High School, Ohio, he was the captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He got the chance to be No. 1 quarterback in 1999, when he was in final high school season.

He played college football as a quarterback at Miami University. He debuted in 2001 against Michigan. In a game against Akron, he broke the school single-game passing record with 399 passing yards. He finished his first year with 3,105 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and 241 completions.

In 2002, he set the Miami single-season record with 3,238 passing yards and 271 completions. He finished his 2003 season breaking the school single-season records in all categories. His jersey No.7 was retired, which was the first time in 34 years in Miami history.

Career

On August 4, 2004, Ben Roethlisberger signed his first contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for six years. He led the Steelers to a 14-1 record, and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game in his first season. He was named the Rookie of the Year.

In his second season, he helped the Steelers to win the 2005 Super Bowl, becoming the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl ring. On February 5, 2006, he played his first pre-season NFL game, and earned the elusive ‘One for the Thumb!’

He had his first big game of the season in week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He got 16 of 19 passes for 238 yards. He was also successful in week 7, with 16 of 22 for 237 yards and three touchdowns. In 2006, he had a career high of 3,513 yards.

In 2007, he achieved his first career four-touchdown game after he led the Steelers to defeat Cleveland Browns 34-7. He continued with his brilliant performance against both the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers.

In week 9, he achieved a career-high five touchdowns against Baltimore Ravens, and all five were thrown in the first half, which made him one of the only two quarterbacks in 2007 to achieve such a feat.

In week 12 against Miami Dolphins, he set a new record as he completed 85.7% of his passes (18-21). In week 15, he broke the team single-season touchdown pass record against Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the 2007 season, his 32 touchdown passes ranked third in NFL, and his 104.1 passer rating was second. He also established a Steelers single-season record with 32 touchdown passes. He also won AFC North Division title for the third time in his five NFL seasons.

At Super Bowl XLIII, Ben led the Steelers to some dramatic victories in Super Bowl’s history against Arizona Cardinals. In two offensive drives, he passed for 122 yards on seven out of eight passing attempts. They achieved 10-0, and went into halftime up 17-7. Overall, he finished 21 of 30 for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one INT. The Steelers won the sixth Lombardi Trophy. He is one of only two active NFL quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowl titles.

Although he didn’t achieve much in the 2009 playoffs, yet he set his career highs in passing attempts, completion percentage, and passing yards. He broke Steelers’ single season records with 4328 yards, 337 completions and 66% completion percentage.

He made his 2010 season debut on October 17 against Cleveland Browns. He threw three touchdown passes in a 28-10 win. On December 5, he played against the Ravens, despite his fractured right foot and a broken nose, and gave a nine-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers achieved a 13-10 win and got control of the AFC North Division. In December 2010, he was selected as the ‘Chief Award’ winner.

On January 2, 2011, the Steelers achieved their third division title with 41-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. Ben completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He became the AFC Offensive Player of the week.

In 2012, he set a new Steelers record for passing yards with 29,844 yards. He threw for 3,265 yards in 13 games, and the Steelers ended the season with 8-8 record.

In 2013, he threw for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns, and the Steelers finished the season with 8-8 record.

In the 2014 season, he passed his career highs in yards with 4,952, completions with 408, attempts with 608, and completion percentage with 67.1%. He also achieved his career high in passing touchdowns with 32. With a 11-5 record, the Steelers finished first in the AFC North.

In March 2015, he extended his contract with the Steelers for five years. In the season, the Steelers finished second in AFC North. Ben was ranked 21st on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

In 2016, he had back-to-back 300-yard passing performances, with nine touchdowns against the Chiefs and Jets. But the next week at Miami, he suffered a knee injury, and had a surgery. He was ranked 22nd on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

Awards & Achievements

Ben Roethlisberger was MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2003, and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.

He won Super Bowl championship twice and Pro Bowl five times in 2007, 2011, and 2014–2016. He was NFL passing yards co-leader in 2014.

Personal Life

On July 23, 2011, Ben Roethlisberger married Ashley Harlan. Their first son Benjamin Jr. was born in 2012 and daughter Baylee in 2014. Their second son Bodie was born in 2016.

He returned to Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2012.

He owns ‘Big Ben's BBQ’, his own line of barbecue sauce.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $70 million.

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Ben Roethlisberger biography timelines

  • // 2nd Mar 1982
    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger was born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio, to Ida Jane Foust and Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger, who is a former quarterback. Ben has a younger sister Carlee. His parents divorced when Ben was just two. His father and stepmother, Brenda, raised him as his mother died in a car accident when Ben was eight.
  • // 1999
    Ben became active in sports at a young age, and played basketball and football. At Findlay High School, Ohio, he was the captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He got the chance to be No. 1 quarterback in 1999, when he was in final high school season.
  • // 2001
    He played college football as a quarterback at Miami University. He debuted in 2001 against Michigan. In a game against Akron, he broke the school single-game passing record with 399 passing yards. He finished his first year with 3,105 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and 241 completions.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he set the Miami single-season record with 3,238 passing yards and 271 completions. He finished his 2003 season breaking the school single-season records in all categories. His jersey No.7 was retired, which was the first time in 34 years in Miami history.
  • // 2003
    Ben Roethlisberger was MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2003, and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.
  • // 2004
    On August 4, 2004, Ben Roethlisberger signed his first contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for six years. He led the Steelers to a 14-1 record, and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game in his first season. He was named the Rookie of the Year.
  • // 2006
    In his second season, he helped the Steelers to win the 2005 Super Bowl, becoming the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl ring. On February 5, 2006, he played his first pre-season NFL game, and earned the elusive ‘One for the Thumb!’
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he achieved his first career four-touchdown game after he led the Steelers to defeat Cleveland Browns 34-7. He continued with his brilliant performance against both the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers.
  • // 2007
    In the 2007 season, his 32 touchdown passes ranked third in NFL, and his 104.1 passer rating was second. He also established a Steelers single-season record with 32 touchdown passes. He also won AFC North Division title for the third time in his five NFL seasons.
  • // 2009
    Although he didn’t achieve much in the 2009 playoffs, yet he set his career highs in passing attempts, completion percentage, and passing yards. He broke Steelers’ single season records with 4328 yards, 337 completions and 66% completion percentage.
  • // 2010
    He made his 2010 season debut on October 17 against Cleveland Browns. He threw three touchdown passes in a 28-10 win. On December 5, he played against the Ravens, despite his fractured right foot and a broken nose, and gave a nine-yard touchdown pass. The Steelers achieved a 13-10 win and got control of the AFC North Division. In December 2010, he was selected as the ‘Chief Award’ winner.
  • // 2011
    On January 2, 2011, the Steelers achieved their third division title with 41-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. Ben completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He became the AFC Offensive Player of the week.
  • // 2011
    On July 23, 2011, Ben Roethlisberger married Ashley Harlan. Their first son Benjamin Jr. was born in 2012 and daughter Baylee in 2014. Their second son Bodie was born in 2016.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he set a new Steelers record for passing yards with 29,844 yards. He threw for 3,265 yards in 13 games, and the Steelers ended the season with 8-8 record.
  • // 2012
    He returned to Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2012.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he threw for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns, and the Steelers finished the season with 8-8 record.
  • // 2014
    In the 2014 season, he passed his career highs in yards with 4,952, completions with 408, attempts with 608, and completion percentage with 67.1%. He also achieved his career high in passing touchdowns with 32. With a 11-5 record, the Steelers finished first in the AFC North.
  • // 2014
    He won Super Bowl championship twice and Pro Bowl five times in 2007, 2011, and 2014–2016. He was NFL passing yards co-leader in 2014.
  • // 2015
    In March 2015, he extended his contract with the Steelers for five years. In the season, the Steelers finished second in AFC North. Ben was ranked 21st on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, he had back-to-back 300-yard passing performances, with nine touchdowns against the Chiefs and Jets. But the next week at Miami, he suffered a knee injury, and had a surgery. He was ranked 22nd on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

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Ben Roethlisberger's FAQ

  • What is Ben Roethlisberger birthday?

    Ben Roethlisberger was born at 1982-03-02

  • Where is Ben Roethlisberger's birth place?

    Ben Roethlisberger was born in Lima, Ohio, United States

  • What is Ben Roethlisberger nationalities?

    Ben Roethlisberger's nationalities is American

  • Who is Ben Roethlisberger spouses?

    Ben Roethlisberger's spouses is Ashley Harlan

  • Who is Ben Roethlisberger siblings?

    Ben Roethlisberger's siblings is Carlee Roethlisberger

  • What was Ben Roethlisberger universities?

    Ben Roethlisberger studied at Miami University, Miami University, Findlay High School

  • What was Ben Roethlisberger notable alumnis?

    Ben Roethlisberger's notable alumnis is Miami University

  • How tall is Ben Roethlisberger?

    Ben Roethlisberger's height is 196

  • Who is Ben Roethlisberger's father?

    Ben Roethlisberger's father is Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger

  • Who is Ben Roethlisberger's mother?

    Ben Roethlisberger's mother is Ida Jane Foust

  • What is Ben Roethlisberger's sun sign?

    Ben Roethlisberger is Pisces

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    Ben Roethlisberger is famouse as American Football Quarterback

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