Ben Roethlisberger is a popular American footballer of the National Football League. Currently, he plays for the Pittsburg Steelers as a quarterback. Ben was one of the youngest quarterbacks, who led his team Steelers to win Super Bowl in the year 2005 and 2008. Therefore, he was given a nickname “Big Ben” for this achievement.
Furthermore, like Peyton Manning, he has been able to establish himself as one of the prominent figures in the sport. Ben has won records like five times pro bowl, most passing yards(522), most pass completion(44) etc. According to sources, he is ranked as 6th all-time in NFL ratings in 2017.
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Ben Roethlisberger: early life and education
Ben was born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio, USA. His father is Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger who is a former quarterback and mother Ida Jane Foust. Their parents split up when he was 2. After which his mother was found dead in a car accident, he grew up alongside his father and stepmother Brenda.
From a young age, he had a passion for sports. He did go to Findlay High School in Ohio and was the captain of the football and basketball teams. Later, in his final year of high school, in 1999, he got an opportunity to become a professional quarterback. Then he attended Miami University where he played three seasons from 2001-2003. Later in 2012, May 6, he graduated from Miami University in B.S. in Education.
Caption: screenshot of a photo of Ben’s childhood with his sister
Ben Roethlisberger: career, achievements, and awards
Ben began his career from his college days where he played for Miami Redhawks. While he was in his college team, he had won many records like most passing yards; most pass completion of the season, etc. In 2004, Ben was selected by Pittsburg Steelers of the NFL. He signed a contract worth $22.26 million for six years. Next, as a rookie, he led his team to 14-1 record in AFC Championship Game. In the same year, he was awarded by the NFL honors- AP Offensive Rookie of the year, SN Rookie of the year, Pepsi Next Rookie of the year, PFWA Offensive Rookie of the year and 5 times winner of Pro Bowl.
In 2005, He became the youngest quarterback to win the super bowl at the age 23. Therefore, he won Super Bowl Champion twice along with his team Steelers in the same season. However, he lost the third Super Bowl game against the Green Bay Packers (31-25). Ben played his first pre-season NFL game in 2006, where he made his career day with 3,513 yards.
Went to @SoergelOrchards today to get our Christmas tree, but had to make a stop at the Fun Area first! Hope you’re enjoying the holiday season too! — Ben. #SpruceUpTheHouse 🎄 pic.twitter.com/ZRXn4C6BN3
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Likewise, he continued to achieve more things in the following years. In 2009, he was awarded by Best play ESPY award. Next on 17 October 2010, he made his debut with a win against Cleveland Browns of 28-10. In the same year on December, he was selected as the winner of “chief Award”. Also, in 2015, he was recorded to be the 11th quarterback for 45 record 300yards games during regular season.
Recently on 2017, October 8, he threw the career day five interceptions against Jacksonville Jaguars. But Steelers lost the game by 30-9. Besides this, he also made NFL record for the most completions (44).
Ben Roethlisberger: personal life, wife, and controversies
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Ben is no more in his bachelor years and is married to his long-term girlfriend Ashley Harlan. The two said their vows on the 23rd of July 2011. Together, they have welcomed three children named Baylee (daughter), Benjamin Jr. (son) and Bodie (son). It is reported that the couple is having a healthy and happy life along with their children.
In the past, Ben faced controversy and rumour accusing him of sexual harassment. However, the case was in favor of Ben due to lack of evidence.
Ben Roethlisberger: net worth
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Being popular and talented sportsperson, Ben had made a prominent space in this sports industry. This 36 years old quarterback footballer is estimated to have a net worth of $70 million and a salary of $12.8 annually.
Besides his career as a footballer, he also owns “Big Ben’s BBQ” which serves own made barbecue sauce. We also can’t go on without mentioning his car collection. Estimations suggest that he has around $4 million worth of cars which include Hummer, Ferrari, Bentley Grand, Tesla, Mercedes Benz and newest model of Alfa Romeo Disco Volant. He is living in a luxurious building with 10,000 square foot that cost him 1.6M in 2006. He is also quite active in social media like Facebook and Twitter.
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