Ben Roethlisberger is widely regarded as one of the most efficient quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. The 6’ 5” athlete has one powerful arm and is known for playing exceptionally well out of the pocket. As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Roethlisberger has been a huge success, breaking multiple franchise records while leading his team to two Super Bowl championships. Then again, it’s no surprise Roethlisberger took the NFL by a storm, considering he is a quarterback who dominated the game even during his college football days.
During his college football career, Ben Roethlisberger began to make a name for himself at Miami University based in Oxford, Ohio. Roethlisberger played 3 years of Division I football as a member of the Miami RedHawks after only having played one year of football in high school. By the time he left Miami University football, Roethlisberger held all of the school’s major quarterback records. After creating his legacy in the NCAA, Ben Roethlisberger entered the 2004 NFL Draft.
At the 2004 NFL Draft, Ben Roethlisberger was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the eleventh pick overall. Roethlisberger began his career with the Steelers as their number three quarterback but quickly earned the starting quarterback position in game three of the season. Roethlisberger’s rookie season was a major success as he went 13-0 and set the NFL record for wins in a rookie season. His huge impact upon stepping into the starting quarterback role earned Roethlisberger the 2004 Rookie of the Year ti9tle and surprisingly it was the first time in 34 years that a quarterback had won the award.