Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr is a former American football quarterback who spent 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. The Steelers picked him out of Miami University, where he played college football in the 2004 draft.
In 2004 and 2007, respectively, Roethlisberger won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He made NFL history as the league’s youngest Super Bowl champion quarterback when he led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the age of 23.
After defeating the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl, Roethlisberger guided the Steelers to their second championship in four years. Ben Roethlisberger was one of the NFL’s all-time best passers . He retired with the fifth-most throwing yards in NFL history.
Ben Roethlisberger Parents: Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger, Ida Jane Foust
Kenneth is a former pitcher and quarterback at Georgia Tech. He married Ida after his graduated Georgia Tech and the two settled in Lima, Ohio where they raised three kids.
Kenneth and Ida were Jewish with Kenneth also having Swiss roots.