58 Facts About Ben Roethlisberger

1. Ben Roethlisberger has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, after both of his Super Bowl victories.

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2. Ben Roethlisberger is one of nine defendants listed in the docket report.

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3. Ben Roethlisberger was released from the hospital at 11:46 PM on June 14, 2006.

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4. Ben Roethlisberger was traveling east on Second Avenue when a Chrysler New Yorker made a left turn in front of the motorcycle and onto the South Tenth Street Bridge when the accident occurred.

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5. Ben Roethlisberger became the second member of the Steelers in less than a year to return to college and complete his degree, with teammate Troy Polamalu doing the same thing the previous offseason during the 2011 NFL lockout.

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6. Ben Roethlisberger walked with the other graduates at the commencement ceremony, with his parents, grandmother, and wife Ashley in attendance.

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7. Ben Roethlisberger is a spokesman for Swiss Roots, a campaign intended to help Americans of Swiss origin reconnect with their Swiss ancestral heritage.

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8. Ben Roethlisberger is of part Swiss descent; his surname, Roethlisberger, is of Swiss origin, with roots in Geissbuhl, a farming hamlet in the municipality of Lauperswil, Switzerland.

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9. Ben Roethlisberger participated in the 2009 US Open Challenge with Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake, and essay winner Larry Giebelhausen in a quest to break 100 on the Bethpage Black course.

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10. Ben Roethlisberger has donated over $100,000 to fund police dogs in Pittsburgh.

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11. In 2005, Ben Roethlisberger donated one game check to aid the tsunami relief fund.

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12. Ben Roethlisberger was ranked 18th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

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13. On December 19, 2017, Ben Roethlisberger was named to his fourth consecutive and sixth career Pro Bowl along with his star receiver Antonio Brown and three of his starting offensive lineman among others.

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14. Ben Roethlisberger set single-game career highs in both completions and attempts.

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15. Ben Roethlisberger was named to his fourth career Pro Bowl and was ranked 21st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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16. Ben Roethlisberger sustained another injury against the Oakland Raiders on November 8, 2015, suffering a left mid-foot sprain.

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17. Ben Roethlisberger was ranked 26th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.

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18. Ben Roethlisberger was named to his third career Pro Bowl for the 2014 season.

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19. Ben Roethlisberger became the first NFL quarterback to pass for over 500 yards twice in a career.

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20. Ben Roethlisberger was ranked 31st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.

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21. Ben Roethlisberger finished ranked 61st among his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.

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22. Ben Roethlisberger finished ranked 30th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

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23. Ben Roethlisberger was named to the Pro Bowl for the 2011 season.

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24. Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the eighth time in his career.

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25. Ben Roethlisberger finished with 361 yards and 3 touchdowns in his first regular season win over the Cardinals.

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26. Ben Roethlisberger earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the seventh time in his career.

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27. Ben Roethlisberger scrambled right and completed a 14-yard pass to Antonio Brown to seal the victory for Pittsburgh, sending them to their third Super Bowl appearance in the last six seasons.

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28. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game.

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29. Ben Roethlisberger was selected as the first alternate to the Pro Bowl, but declined the invitation to rest his right shoulder which was injured in the Miami game.

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30. Ben Roethlisberger was voted as team MVP by the Steelers for the first time in his career.

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31. Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Player of the Week for his effort; the fifth time he has won that award in his career.

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32. Ben Roethlisberger finished the season with 4,328 yards and 26 touchdown passes.

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33. Ben Roethlisberger broke Terry Bradshaw's single-season record of 3,724 passing yards, and set a new mark for single-season completions.

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34. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 503 yards, 3 touchdowns, and had no turnovers.

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35. Ben Roethlisberger threw a go ahead touchdown pass to Hines Ward with 1:56 remaining, only to have the Raiders answer back with a winning touchdown with nine seconds left.

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36. Ben Roethlisberger suffered the fourth concussion of his NFL career.

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37. Ben Roethlisberger completed two passes to Mewelde Moore for 31 yards in overtime, setting up Jeff Reed for the winning 46-yard field goal.

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38. Ben Roethlisberger finished third in Comeback Player of the Year voting, behind the Patriots' Randy Moss and the Dallas Cowboys' Greg Ellis, who won the award.

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39. Ben Roethlisberger set a new Steelers single-season record with 32 touchdown passes.

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40. Ben Roethlisberger earned his second AFC Offensive Player of the Week nod for the 2007 season.

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41. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 278 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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42. Ben Roethlisberger was 19 for 28 passing with 280 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

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43. Ben Roethlisberger finished 21 of 41 for 214 yards and two interceptions.

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44. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 197 yards and recorded a game-saving tackle on Colts' defensive back Nick Harper, who had just recovered a Jerome Bettis fumble with less than two minutes left in the game.

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45. Ben Roethlisberger led the league in Yards Per Attempt with an 8.90, and finished third in passer rating behind Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer with a 98.6.

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46. Ben Roethlisberger started his rookie season as the No 3 quarterback behind veterans Tommy Maddox and Charlie Batch.

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47. Ben Roethlisberger had two years left on his original that he signed after the draft.

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48. Ben Roethlisberger was touted by then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher in a press conference as a franchise quarterback.

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49. Ben Roethlisberger was selected 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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50. Ben Roethlisberger was one of the players invited to attend the draft along with others in the "Green Room" and was featured on the show Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL.

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51. At the combine, Ben Roethlisberger scored a 25 on the Wonderlic.

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52. Ben Roethlisberger became only the third athlete in Miami football history to have his number retired, joining John Pont and Bob Hitchens.

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53. Ben Roethlisberger established the Miami single-season record with 3,238 passing yards and 271 completions in 2002.

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54. Ben Roethlisberger won the MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week for three punts that landed inside the 20 against Toledo.

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55. Ben Roethlisberger broke the MAC single-game record for passing yards in a loss against Northern Illinois on October 12, 2002 when he threw for 525 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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56. Ben Roethlisberger started the 2002 regular season opener on August 31 against North Carolina, throwing for 204 yards and having a career best 59-yard punt.

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57. Ben Roethlisberger finished his first year with the Redhawks with 3,105 passing yards, 241 completions, and 25 touchdown completions.

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58. Ben Roethlisberger is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have beaten at least 31 of the current NFL teams.

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