While many people know Ben Roethlisberger as an excellent high school, college and
NFL quarterback, he is also a well-respected philanthropist. Through his Roethlisberger Family
, he has given families access to many types of resources
to help to protect and strengthen them. The foundation’s mission is the
nurturing of children, connecting them with nature, supporting of parents and
helping families to embrace their faith. The Roethlisberger Family Foundation
also helps police and fire departments nationwide with support for their
specially trained K-9 units. 


A Long History Of Athletic Excellence 

Ever since he attended high school in Lima, Ohio, Ben Roethlisberger has
been a star athlete
. A standout on the basketball, football and
baseball teams at Findlay High, Roethlisberger was voted all-district and
all-league in all three sports. He set state records as a quarterback of the
football team in his senior year. Roethlisberger passed for more than 50
touchdowns and over 4,000 yards and scored 7 running touchdowns. He was named
Toledo Blade Player of the Year, played in the North-South Game in Ohio, and
the Ohio-Pennsylvania All-Star Game. He accepted a scholarship to Miami(Ohio)
College to play football.  


A Star In College And The NFL 

From 2001 to 2003, Ben Roethlisberger was the
Miami College’s starting quarterback. He had 10,829 passing yards, 84
touchdowns and over 20 other Red Hens records. After college, Roethlisberger
was selected with the 11th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.  

Big Ben only played for the Steelers in the nearly 20 years he was in the NFL. He
led them to three Super Bowls, and they won two. He was the top offensive
rookie, and had more passing yards, completions, and touchdowns in a game than
anyone is Steelers history. Big Ben was selected to the Pro Bowl 6 times. Visit
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