Ben Roethlisberger is one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks in the history of football.
In his 18 year career, he won two Super Bowls and set a number of notable records.
At age 11, he began playing Pop Warner football with a team called the Raiders
The following year, Roethlisberger joined the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Ohio and continued to play for them throughout his time at college too.
Ben Roethlisberger was a star quarterback at Miami University in Ohio before he had a breakout season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He entered the NFL as the 10th pick of the 2004 Draft and, over nine seasons, has earned six Pro Bowl appearances.”
In 2008, he signed a five-year contract worth $102 million that made him the highest paid player in NFL history at that time.
“The journey has been exhilarating, fueled by a spirit of competition,” Roethlisberger said. “Yet the time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats and continue to be all I can be to my wife and children. I retire from football a truly grateful man.”