Ben Roethlisberger

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Ben Roethlisberger
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Ben Roethlisberger during the Super Bowl XL champions ceremony in Pittsburgh.
No. 7     Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: March 2, 1982 (1982-03-02) (age 32)
Place of birth: Lima, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Miami University (Ohio)
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Debuted in 2004 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2008
TD-INT 97-66
Passing yards 14,085
QB Rating 90.1
Stats at NFL.com

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

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.[2]

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.

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