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Actions speak louder than words

From Bruce Gradkowski, on his podcast:

Recently on the Alpha 5 Podcast, I had an incredible conversation with Ben Roethlisberger, aka “Big Ben.” 🏈 We delved into what it was like for him to be a rookie quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ben shared how he faced the challenges of being a newcomer in such a high-pressure role. Instead of relying on words, he let his actions speak. He showed his team they could trust him by making those crucial first downs, fighting for a few extra yards, and, most importantly, winning games. His determination and ability to deliver on the field were instrumental in gaining the trust and respect of his teammates early on.

Tune in to hear more about Ben’s journey and how his actions spoke louder than words in overcoming obstacles and leading his team to success. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to learn from one of the greats! 🎧✨

By |July 13th, 2024|

Dick LeBeau on Big Ben: “It was amazing watching him”

From LeeAnn Lowman, SteelerNation.com:

The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for their incredible defenses, and as they say, “Defense wins championships.” That is certainly true in the Steel City, as they are tied for the most Super Bowl wins in the NFL with six. The architect of a few of those championship groups was the legendary Dick LeBeau.

He was an incredible defensive mastermind. His zone blitz schemes stymied offenses during the championship runs in the 2000s. It helped that he had tremendous talent in those units. It isn’t surprising that LeBeau had a hand in drafting defensive players. What is unusual is to hear that he played a part in drafting an offensive player, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

In his new book, Legendary, LeBeau tells the story of the 2008 Steelers defense, which he has said was his favorite. He also shares other stories from the 60 years he spent in the NFL as a coach and a player. He said he generally only focused on defensive players when prepping for the draft, until the team asked for his help. LeBeau and Roethlisberger are Ohioans, and the coach knew how well he played at Miami of Ohio.

“Ben Roethlisberger was an exception. In fact, the only offensive player I ever really stood on the table for was him. Roethlisberger had a good (college) team around him with skilled players, but none were NFL guys. It was amazing watching him, and I thought, This guy is going to be a fantastic professional football player.”

The game that solidified it for LeBeau was the 2003 MAC Championship. It was below freezing and Roethlisberger led his team to victory unfazed. From there, LeBeau knew Roethlisberger could handle the AFC North. He knew the Steelers were drafting early that year as well, 11th overall, and were looking to get a quarterback.

“I spoke a couple of times and said, ‘I think Ben can’t miss. When you hired me, I believed my opinion was what came along with it.’ The last meeting before the draft had all the scouts and all the coaches. Bill Cowher said, ‘We’re going to go through this one more time. I want to hear what everybody is going to say.’ He turned and looked at me and said, ‘Except you, LeBeau. I know how you […]

By |July 10th, 2024|

Rocky Mountain High….

…Colorado! 🎵🤠🐴⛰️

Thankful for all of the amazing people at Wind River Ranch who made it a special week for us.— Ben, Ashley, Benjamin Jr., Baylee & Bodie.

The boys at 12,000 feet! — Ben.

You can see larger versions of Ben’s photos here.

By |June 23rd, 2024|

Sunday Edition: Spending Father’s Day with Big Ben

June 16th, 2019 – Looking back on Big Ben’s final ProCamps Football Camp:

Michelle Snyder @msnyder608
Best buds at Big Ben’s ProCamp!

“We are blessed to have you, Ben. Thank you to all our Steelers for giving so much of their time, incorporating families to help others in the community.” — Mary George.

SHB- Mama to 2- Momog @MoveOverMars
Thank you dad’s and coaches volunteering your time today with 320 kids!

“The camp was an early birthday gift for my grandson, Curran. He said he had a great time. Thank you!” — Michele E Dionne.

Aidan Conrath QB 2024 @7Aidanconrath
Big Ben’s Camp! Let’s Goooooooo!

“My grandson attended. It was wonderful!” — Suzy Eazer-McCullough.

“Ben Roethlisberger high fives campers after scoring touchdown.” — Peter Diana.

Stanley Kaniecki III @StanXU96
Thanks to @ProCamps and @_BigBen7 for an awesome camp for William yesterday. He loved it!

Ryan David Padgett @RyanDavidPadge1
My 2 boys loved it

Eileen Mess @Eimess76
The Father’s Day tradition continues but this will be the last year for @messenger_shane as he moves on to High School! So sad to see it end. @ProCamps @_BigBen7 #familytradition

Heather Gray @hdot1032
Thank you @_BigBen7 for an amazing day that this guy will never forget!

Trent @Trent_Harris_
I remember when I went to that camp I caught a pass from Ben Roethlisberger. It was one of the best days ever

“Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for giving back to the community! My son Josh had an awesome time at camp!” — Kristy Conrad.

ProCamps @ProCamps
Thanks to @PizzaHut for supplying lunch to campers at the @_BigBen7 ProCamp! #NoOneOutPizzasTheHut

“Made smiles and memories for all involved today! Awesome job #7!” — Ryan A Springer.

Shannan Anderson @RFgirlshannan
HERE WE GO!!! Time to get our pro […]

By |June 16th, 2024|

It became a Father’s Day Weekend Tradition: The Ben Roethlisberger ProCamps Football Camp

Saturday’s Edition takes us back to the 2018 Camp, one of the last camps #7 hosted!

And there’s no better way to start it off than with this great moment captured by photographer Matt Freed:

Followed by a fun video shared with us by parent Eileen Mess:

The camp parents were ON the [foot]ball today with their tweets, photographs & videos throughout Ben’s camp:

Eileen Mess @Eimess76
Annual tradition continues!! Father’s Day with Ben and family!

Remember Caleb Koehler? Well, he was there early along with his little brother, and boy, did he have his GAME FACE ON! #NoRiskNoReward

Clockwise from the top left:

Heather Zuzik @mrsz050606
Our little QB in the making had a BLAST today at @ProCamps!!! This was def an #Experience he’ll remember for a very long time!! Thank you @_BigBen7 for being so amazing and for this amazing opportunity!! 🏈

Melissa @Meli010985
He’s so excited to be here!! @ProCamps @_BigBen7 #experience

Jim Budzilek @JimBudzilek
Ready to roll! @_BigBen7

Chuck Burton @burton_coach
@_BigBen7 1st time camper from Daleville, VA #experience

Tom @trennie01
Some guys are pumped for camp this Father’s Day @_BigBen7 #herewegosteelers

Linda Phillips @wecame2believe
Luke has been planning this hair cut since knowing he’s coming to Big Ben’s Football Camp.

Time to work, but what are the kids working on? Ben explains:

Wait, let’s take these BEFORE they get all sweaty!

ProCamps @ProCamps
Team photo time at the @_BigBen7@_BigBen7 […]

By |June 15th, 2024|