He’s already locked up the Rookie of the Year award, helped stake the Pittsburgh Steelers to the best record in the NFL, and hasn’t lost a football game he’s started since September of 2003.
As if Ben Roethlisberger didn’t have enough going for him.
” — HOF player, former NFL head coach and current football analyst Mike Ditka on ESPN’s Mike & Mike Show, February 2009.
Ben was born on March 2, 1982 in Lima, Ohio and grew up just outside of Findlay, Ohio in an area called Cory-Rawson.
Before the retirement of Brett Favre, Big Ben had the second deepest arm in the NFL.
Now there's no one in the league that can throw as far as Big Ben.
Big Ben was the second quarter-back in NFL history to win the "NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year" award, he accomplished this in 2004.
Here’s a great playoff scenario: Imagine if the Chargers get past the Jets and play the Steelers in round two. Mitts, who is Page 2’s reigning Hottest Athlete, got the nod, mostly because of her website.
The game would pit two of the NFL’s coolest bachelors — Chargers long-snapper David Binn (true story: He briefly dated Pam Anderson this season! It’s way too early to begin with snarky comments about their “relationship,” but it seemed wise to conduct a very informal, unscientific poll among friends: Who’s the hotter NFL couple, Big Ben and Natalie, or Heather Mitts and A. I’d love to see a decathlon between the two couples. Surely you remember Feeley as the quarterback who was slapped on the butt by a teammate this season, and in response, he nearly fell to the ground in pain as if he had sat on hot coals or been bitten by a dog.
Surrounded by the love and support of his family, Ben became very active in sports at a young age, focusing primarily on basketball and football. It burns me, drives me crazy.” — Ben, from an interview/article in the November 25, 2009 issue of USA TODAY Sports Weekly.
“My favorite thing (as a kid) was playing backyard football. I guess that’s what I’m doing, just out there playing ball. High school – Before becoming a nationally known phenomenon, Ben was a thin, lanky wideout at Findlay High School.