Ben Roethlisberger

American football player (born 1982)

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio[1]), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League.

Ben Roethlisberger
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No. 7 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal information
Born: (1982-03-02) March 2, 1982 (age 41)
Lima, Ohio
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Findlay (Findlay, Ohio)
College:Miami (OH)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Passing attempts:7,168
Passing completions:4,616
Passing yards:56,194
Passer rating:94.2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Roethlisberger was the captain of his high school's football team, basketball team, and baseball team. He did not play football as a quarterback until his last year in high school.

Roethlisberger played college football for Miami University in Oxford. In 2003, Roethlisberger led his team to an unbeaten record, a Number 10 ranking in the Associated Press poll and a 49-28 victory over Louisville in the 2003 GMAC Bowl.

Roethlisberger was chosen by the Steelers in the 2004 NFL Draft. He earned the National Football League's "Rookie of the Year Award" in 2005.

On February 5, 2006, Roethlisberger became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. He helped the Steelers to a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the fortieth Super Bowl. He was only 23 years old at the time. He played in his first Pro Bowl in 2007. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title in four seasons as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, 27-23, after he made a game-winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes in the final 35 seconds.

On January 27, 2022, Roethlisberger announced that he was retiring from the NFL.


  1. "Player Bio Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.