Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, two-time Super Bowl champ, to retire


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, two-time Super Bowl champ, to retire

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who introduced his retirement Thursday, is the franchise’s all-time chief in passing yards and touchdowns. File Picture by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Picture

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Two-time Tremendous Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger will retire from the NFL, ending a embellished 18-year tenure, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback introduced Thursday on social media.

“The journey has been exhilarating, outlined by relationships and fueled by a spirit of competitors,” Roethlisberger stated in a video posted to his Twitter and Fb accounts.

“But the time has come for me to wash out my locker, cling up my cleats and proceed to be all I will be to my spouse and youngsters. I retire from soccer a really grateful man.”

Roethlisberger, 39, sat alongside his spouse, Ashley, sons Benjamin and Bodie, and daughter Baylee as he introduced his departure from soccer.

Roethlisberger posted a 165-81-1 document in 249 regular-season video games. He’s the Steelers’ franchise document holder for profession passing yards and touchdowns.

“I do not know the way to put into phrases what the sport of soccer has meant to me and what a blessing it has been,” Roethlisberger stated. “Whereas I do know with confidence i’ve given my all to the sport, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all it has given me.

“A boy from Findlay, Ohio, with NFL desires, developed in Oxford [Ohio] at Miami College, blessed with the consideration of 18 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steeler and a spot to name dwelling.”

Roethlisberger attended Findlay Excessive Faculty and starred for 3 seasons at Miami College. The Steelers chosen him with the No. 11 general choose within the 2004 NFL Draft. The 2004 Offensive Rookie of the 12 months went 13-3 in his first season. He led the group to Tremendous Bowl titles in 2006 and 2009.

He led the Steelers to a 9-7 document in 2021. Roethlisberger accomplished 64.5% of his throws for 3,740 yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 16 appearances this season. The six-time Professional Bowl choice ranks fifth all-time with 64,088 passing yards. His 418 passing touchdowns rank eight in NFL historical past.

Roethlisberger was sacked an NFL-record 554 instances over his 18-year profession.

Mason Rudolph is the one quarterback below contract with the Steelers by means of the 2022 season.

The Tennessee Titans’ Ryan Tannehill (R) takes photographs with soccer followers earlier than going through the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL Divisional Playoff sport at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on January 22, 2022. Picture by David Tulis/UPI | License Picture

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