Ben Roethlisberger
#7 Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger

Height / Weight
6'5" / 240 lbs
Born
Mar 2, 1982 (39)
College
Miami (OH)
NFL Draft
2004: Rd. 1, No. 11 (PIT)
NFL Career
18th Season
NFL Champ.
2
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$250 million
SEASON STATS
2020
CMP%
65.6
+9.1
TD/INT
33/10
YDS/G
253.5
+78.0
RTG
94.1
+28.1
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr.
Nickname: Big Ben
Place of Birth: Lima, Ohio
Education: Miami (OH)
Parents: Ida Jane Foust, Kenneth Roethlisberger
Spouse: Ashley Harlan
Children: Baylee Marie Roethlisberger, Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Bodie Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Benjamin Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. After a college football career at Miami University, he was drafted by the Steelers with the 11th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Roethlisberger was an instant star, winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2004 and becoming the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history, leading the Steelers to a 21–10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

Roethlisberger won his second Super Bowl title against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, 27–23, after completing a game-winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds left in the game.

Roethlisberger has been one of the most efficient passers in NFL history throughout the course of his career. He currently is ranked 7th all-time in NFL career passing yards and 12th all-time in passer rating (94.3). He is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have beaten at least 31 of the current NFL teams.

He's signed many big extensions with the Steelers over the years, with the most recent one going for two-years, $68 million with a $37.5 million signing bonus.

Ben Roethlisberger Football Career

Ben Roethlisberger High School Career (Findlay High School)

Ben Roethlisberger was a three-sport athlete, captaining the Trojans' football, basketball, and baseball teams.

Roethlisberger didn't even play quarterback until his senior year, as he was a wide receiver. After dominating in his senior season at the new position, Big Ben's coach admitted he should have made the change earlier.

Ben Roethlisberger College Career (Miami Redhawks)

Ben Roethlisberger made his collegiate debut against Michigan, completing 18 of 35 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the 31–13 loss.

Against Akron, he broke the school single-game passing record with 399 passing yards. He finished his first year with the Redhawks with 3,105 passing yards, 241 completions, and 25 touchdown completions.

Ben Roethlisberger NFL Career

During the 2004 NFL Draft, Roethlisberger was selected third among the cluster of promising QB's Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers at the time. The Steelers picked Roethlisberger 11th overall. He won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, immediately making a positive impact on a Steelers team that was desperate for a QB.

In 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Roethlisberger agreed to an eight-year, $102 million contract.

Throughout his career, Big Ben has amassed over 58,000 passing yards and 385 passing touchdowns on a 64.4 completion percentage. He's won two Super Bowl rings and has a 153-71-1 career record. He's been to six Pro Bowls.

In 2019, Roethlisberger signed a two-year contract extension with the Steelers worth $68 million.

Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Roethlisberger has a reported net worth over $250 million, after having signed multiple extensions with the Steelers over the years.

Big Ben has cashed over $253 million in salary throughout his 17-year career so far. 

Back in 2009, Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by Andrea McNulty, however, allegations were dropped because of a lack of evidence. As a result of the controversy, Big Ben still lost several brand endorsement deals that year, including the Big Ben Beef Jerky deal that he had with PLB Sports.

In recent years, Roethlisberger has inked deals with Nike, Sprint, Panini, Fanatics and Upper Deck.

In 2019, Roethlisberger signed a two-year contract extension with the Steelers worth $68 million.

Ben Roethlisberger Personal Life

Roethlisberger's father is a former pitcher and quarterback at Georgia Tech, while his younger sister Carlee played women's basketball for the University of Oklahoma.

Roethlisberger has three children with his wife Ashley Harlan, a physician assistant from New Castle, Pennsylvania. Roethlisberger has his own line of barbecue sauce, Big Ben's BBQ.

In 2012, Roethlisberger returned to Miami University to complete his college degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Awards & Achievements

Super Bowl Titles:
2005 with Pittsburgh Steelers
2008 with Pittsburgh Steelers
Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
2004
2 x NFL passing yards leader
2014, 2018
Pro Bowls:

Pro Bowl

2007, 2011, 2014–2017

Awards and Honors by Year:
2004
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
2014
NFL passing yards leader
2018
NFL passing yards leader

Ben Roethlisberger Quotes

“Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.”

“I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give.”

“I take my life and put it on the football field, and I take the football field and put it in my life.”

“I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won’t even start eating until he’s sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose.”

Ben Roethlisberger Fun Facts

  1. Received the nickname Big Ben in college.
  2. Started at quarterback for only one season on his high-school team.
  3. Became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl in 2006.
  4. Involved in a 2006 motorcycle accident while riding without a helmet or valid license.
  5. His products include Big Ben's BBQ Sauce and Big Ben's XL Beef Jerky.
  6. Won the 2009 U.S. Open Challenge at Bethpage Black over Justin Timberlake and Michael Jordan.
  7. Was the first opponent for Shaquille O'Neal on the ABC series Shaq Vs.
Career stats
2020
PIT
2019
PIT
2018
PIT
2017
PIT
2016
PIT
2015
PIT
2014
PIT
2013
PIT
2012
PIT
2011
PIT
2010
PIT
Season Team FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
2020
277.22 91.99 399 608 65.6 3,803 6.3 33 10 84 94.1
2019
13.74 77.78 35 62 56.5 351 5.7 0 1 45 66.0
2018
357.36 97.31 452 675 67.0 5,129 7.6 34 16 97 96.5
2017
274.74 93.68 360 561 64.2 4,251 7.6 28 14 97 93.4
2016
265.16 85.04 328 509 64.4 3,819 7.5 29 13 72 95.4
2015
244.12 73.86 319 469 68.0 3,938 8.4 21 16 69 94.5
2014
315.18 99.37 408 608 67.1 4,952 8.1 32 9 94 103.3
2013
274.84 100.00 375 584 64.2 4,261 7.3 28 14 67 92.0
2012
231.80 78.16 284 449 63.3 3,265 7.3 26 8 82 97.0
2011
230.08 N/A 324 513 63.2 4,077 7.9 21 14 95 90.1
2010
216.60 N/A 240 389 61.7 3,200 8.2 17 5 56 97.0
Recent Games
Sun 1/10
Sun 12/27
Mon 12/21
Sun 12/13
Mon 12/7
Wed 12/2
Sun 11/22
Sun 11/15
Sun 11/8
Sun 11/1
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
1/10
L 48-37
34.04 100.00 47 68 69.1 501 7.4 4 4 33 85.5
12/27
W 24-28
25.54 100.00 34 49 69.4 341 7.0 3 0 39 109.3
12/21
L 17-27
7.70 100.00 20 38 52.6 170 4.5 1 1 37 62.4
12/13
L 15-26
15.48 100.00 21 37 56.8 187 5.1 2 2 20 65.9
12/7
L 23-17
19.20 100.00 33 53 62.3 305 5.8 2 1 50 82.7
12/2
W 14-19
13.54 100.00 36 51 70.6 266 5.2 1 1 27 81.0
11/22
W 27-3
17.68 92.00 32 46 69.6 267 5.8 2 1 31 89.7
11/15
W 10-36
29.32 94.52 27 46 58.7 333 7.2 4 0 46 110.1
11/8
W 24-19
25.04 94.20 29 42 69.0 306 7.3 3 0 42 113.8
11/1
W 28-24
15.28 100.00 21 32 65.6 182 5.7 2 0 24 101.3