Rachel A. Koestler-Grack's Ben Roethlisberger PDF

By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

ISBN-10: 0791098370

ISBN-13: 9780791098370

ISBN-10: 1438117361

ISBN-13: 9781438117362

As a excessive schooler in Findlay, Ohio, Ben Roethlisberger, or large Ben, used to be now not a soccer phenom. in reality, he did not develop into a quarterback till his senior yr. At Miami college in Ohio, he wore quantity 7 in honor of his favourite quarterback, John Elway - the quantity he nonetheless wears because the beginning quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. in just his 3rd 12 months within the significant leagues, Roethlisberger turned the youngest quarterback in heritage to win the tremendous Bowl while he led his staff to the win over the Seattle Seahawks. This emerging celebrity offers again during the Ben Roethlisberger origin, which helps police and hearth departments national.

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Next, after the Steelers’ bye week, he would face the undefeated New England Patriots. Few believed that he could handle the Patriots’ complex defense or the pressure of playing against a team that had won an NFL-record 21 straight games, going back to the 2003 season. 5 Best Rookie Ever? P ittsburgh’s success in 2004 was not totally linked to rookie Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers’ running game—the NFL’s second-worst in 2003—once again ranked in the upper quarter of the league, thanks to the addition of Duce Staley, who already had three consecutive 100-yard games.

The sub, with beef, sausage, scrambled eggs, and American cheese, sold for $7—matching his jersey number. Still, he remained grounded. For instance, Roethlisberger probably had the choice of any table at any of the upscale establishments along Pittsburgh’s Strip. On most Monday nights, though, he and a few friends could be found at Jack’s, a nondescript bar on the city’s South Side. His family, too, was there for Roethlisberger. He lived by himself in a townhouse a few miles from the Steelers’ practice complex.

In 2003, Pittsburgh lost five times by a touchdown or less. Under Roethlisberger, the team rallied two times for fourth-quarter wins. He was 45 46 Ben Roethlisberger bringing back confidence. His teammates had confidence in one another, and they believed they could find a way to win. Until this point, however, Pittsburgh had benefited from a favorable schedule. Their one loss was to the only team with a winning record—Baltimore. The final 10 weeks would be tougher. At this point in the season, two teams remained unbeaten—the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots and the Eagles—and the Steelers had to face them both in the next two weeks.

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