For the Love of the Game: The Ben Roethlisberger Story, Pt. II


Published: April 3, 2009


... We shall see...

A few late comers in the recruiting process were more or less snubbed by Roethlisberger as Miami of Ohio already has his loyalty. He showed up on his first day weighing just 185 pounds, quite a bit smaller than the Roethlisberger we all know and love.

He got to ride the bench as he was red-shirted his first year, just so he could get his feet wet in the system and bulk up a bit. Everyone in Oxford knew that the job was Ben’s the next year though, Miami would have a good reserve quarterback that knew the system sitting behind Ben in Ryan Hawk though.

In Ben’s first scrimmage with the Redhawks, against his own defense, he lit it up, impressing everyone on the windy day by completing 21 of 33 passes.

Ben got to start his first game after being named the starter, and did it under circumstances no quarterback wants to start a college career under. He got to play the Michigan Wolverines in The Big House.

He di...

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