7 facts about No. 7

  1. Roethlisberger became the youngest starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. He was just 23 years old.
  1. Roethlisberger set an NFL record for the most touchdown passes in a two-game span when he threw for 12 touchdown passes last season, six each in wins over the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens.
  1. In his 11 seasons with the Steelers he has led the team to two Super Bowl victories, three AFC Championships and five divisional titles.
  1. Roethlisberger holds numerous franchise records for his regular-season performances, including passing touchdowns (251), passing yards (39,057), passer rating (93.9), completions (3,157), pass attempts (4,954), completion percentage (63.7), yards per attempt (7.9), 300-yard passing games (37) and 3,000-yard passing seasons (9).
  1. Roethlisberger became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 500 yards in multiple games when he passed for 522 yards against the Colts. He previously threw for 500 yards when he passed for 503 yards and three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers in 2009. Fifteen quarterbacks have thrown for 500 yards in one game.
  1. Roethlisberger is just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to win 100 games in his first 150 career starts. The other three quarterbacks are Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.
  1. With his 4,962 yards passing in 2014, Roethlisberger became one of six quarterback in NFL history to record at least 3,000 passing yards in nine consecutive seasons. The others to do it include Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Dan Marino.

Take a look at some of the greatest photographs from the career of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

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