For The Love Of The Game: The Ben Roethlisberger Story (Part I)

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Published: April 1, 2009

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... went 15-1 under the supervision of a freakishly athletic rookie quarterback?

Is there anyone out there that thought he was going to be able to do that?

Or how about the two Super Bowls he's helped the Steelers win? The man is sheer greatness, no? Well, as with every athlete, he too has a life outside the NFL.

Have you ever wondered why Roethlisberger always does the same thing after every touchdown he scores?

To know the answer to that question, you have to know about his background.

When he was eight-years-old his mother, Ida, died after a car accident on her way to pick him up. Now, after every touchdown he points to the sky to remember his mother.

The two NFL players he admired the most were John Elway and Joe Montana. He wears the No. 7 due to John Elway, as he did every chance he got growing up.

Some may ...

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