Ben Roethlisberger is an professional quarterback. He played college football at Miami of Ohio University and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round, with the 11th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.
He has played for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004-2021. Roethlisberger earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2004 and his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007. In 2006 he became the youngest Super Bowl–winning quarterback in NFL history, leading the Steelers, in only his second professional season, to a 21–10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the age of 23. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title in four seasons as they defeated 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. He appeared in his third Super Bowl in Super Bowl XLV, but the team would lose by a score of 31–25 to the Green Bay Packers. Roethlisberger has been one of the most efficient passers in NFL history.
In October 2014, Roethlisberger and his wife donated $1 million to his alma mater, Miami University, for an indoor sports center.