Roethlisberger in 2015
|No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:||March 2, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Lima, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Findlay (OH)|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
|Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–present)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII) 5× Pro Bowl (2007, 2011, 2014–2016) NFL passing yards co-leader (2014) NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004) MAC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2016|
I've always been big into snowmobiles, four-wheelers, jet skis, all kinds of those X Games kind of things.
I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won't even start eating until he's sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose.
I've seen fathers criticizing their sons the moment a game's over. Not my dad. It doesn't matter if I threw an interception or a Hail Mary, he always says, 'Good job, son, I'm proud of you.' Then he shakes my hand and gives me a hug. Every time.
I take my life and put it on the football field, and I take the football field and put it in my life.
I don't ride a sport bike. If I'm riding a sport bike and trying to do tricks, and going 200 miles down the highway, that's probably pretty stupid. But when you're riding a Harley or a chopper, and you're riding with a group of people and you're not on the highway and you're cruising, you're relaxing.
There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn't until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game.
As your body deteriorates, your natural talents start to go a little bit. You have to bring in physical working out, building, taking protein and doing extra stuff.
Leadership is something you earn, something you're chosen for. You can't come in yelling, 'I'm your leader!' If it happens, it's because the other guys respect you.