- Pittsburgh Steelers (2004 -present)
- 2x Super Bowl victory (XL, XLIII)
- 3x AFC Champion (2005, 2008, 2010 )
- 2x Pro Bowl (2007, 2011)
- AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
Benjamin Todd "Ben" Roethlisberger ( born March 2, 1982 in Lima, Ohio) is an American professional American football player at the position of quarterback. He plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League ( NFL), with whom he won two Super Bowls.
His nickname in the U.S. is "Big Ben". Roethlisberger is 1,96 m tall and wears jersey number 7, following his example, the former quarterback of the Denver Broncos, John Elway. Roethlisberger is of Swiss origin: His great- great-grandfather was Karl Röthlisberger 1873 by Unterfrittenbach (municipality Lauperswil ) emigrated in the Emmental in the United States.
High School and College
Roethlisberger attended high school in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio, where he was also a talented baseball and basketball player. He played there but only in his final year at the position of quarterbacks since his former coach, Cliff Hite, his own son gave preference as a quarterback. Roethlisberger then convinced, however, in his first season as a quarterback with a statistic of 4.041 erworfenen yards, 54 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
After that, he played quarterback in Division I college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He continues to this day (2006) pass each record of the colleges and some records of the Mid- American Conference and although he played there only three years. In honor of Ben Roethlisberger 's shirt number "7" at Miami University will no longer be awarded.
Roethlisberger was selected in 2004 by the Pittsburgh Steelers became the eleventh player in the NFL Draft. On 26 September 2004, he was first used in the initial formation of an NFL game. That game at the Miami Dolphins had to be delayed by seven hours because of Hurricane Jeanne, Pittsburgh won 13:3. As a result, Roethlisberger remained unbeaten for 14 games, only in the play- offs, in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, the Steelers were defeated by 27:41. For his achievements in the season Ben Roethlisberger was voted NFL Rookie of the Year in 2004.
In the 2005 season, Roethlisberger continued his performance last year, but lost three games during the season. However, he succeeded at the beginning of the season, on September 11, 2005, the Tennessee Titans, the quarterback rating of 158.3 a Perfect Game. In the second championship game of his career, Roethlisberger won against the Denver Broncos 34:17 and led his team to the Super Bowl. This won the Steelers on February 5, 2006 in Detroit with 21:10 against the Seattle Seahawks and Roethlisberger became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. However, with the worst quarterback rating ( 22.7-2 Int. / 0 TD) that there has ever been in a Super Bowl. In 2009 he won with Pittsburgh against the Arizona Cardinals with a crucial touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes 35 seconds before the end of his second Super Bowl. After the game, it turned out that he had played the whole game over broken two ribs.
In the 2010 season managed Roethlisberger with the Steelers again in the play-offs. In the fourth AFC championship game in his career Roethlisberger won against the New York Jets with 24:19 and thus moved for the third time in the Super Bowl a. In Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers, the Steelers lost but with 25:31. By his own testimony he felt solely responsible for this defeat of his team because of his two interceptions thrown.
During the 2011 season, Roethlisberger was the player with the most complete passes in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He improved in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the old record of Terry Bradshaw. The week after he was in a sack by a defenders, his leg twisted as strong that he had to leave the game first. However, early in the second half, he returned limping to decide the game with a touchdown pass with 79 yards on Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger led his team this season again in the play-offs, however, where it failed in the first round.
- Most wins by a rookie NFL quarterbacks in a season (2004 ): 13
- The highest rating of any NFL rookie quarterback (2004): 98.1
- Highest pass rate of an NFL rookie quarterback (2004): 66.4 %
- Longest winning streak of an NFL quarterback before his first defeat of the career (2004/ 05): 15 games
- Youngest quarterback has won a Super Bowl (23 years and eleven months)
- Lowest quarterback rating of a winning quarterback in a Super Bowl with 22.7 (0 TD, 2 INT, 9 of 21 pass attempts for full 123 yards) in Super Bowl XL
Pittsburgh Steelers Club Records
- Quarterback with the best win - Loss ratio in the club's history: ( 91-37 )
- Most complete pass attempts in the club's history: 2,610
- Most touchdown passes in a season: 32 (2007)
- Most passing yards in a season: 4,328 (2009)
- Most passing yards in a single game: 503 ( December 20, 2009 against the Green Bay Packers )
On 12 June 2006, Roethlisberger moved to serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Pittsburgh. The accident happened on Monday at about 11 clock 30 local time at an intersection on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Were still at the scene later to see bloodstains hours. In the accident, Roethlisberger broke his nose and jaw. A 62- year-old car driver turned left and cut the oncoming Roethlisberger off at the pass. He flew into the windshield of the car and then head first into the asphalt. Roethlisberger was traveling without a helmet. The crash helmet had been abolished in Pennsylvania in 2003.