PHOTO OF THE WEEK
December 18th, 2003: Big Ben in action at the GMAC Bowl between the Louisville Cardinals and Miami of Ohio Redhawks.
"Ben Roethlisberger ended his college career in style. Roethlisberger passed for 376 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead No. 14 Miami of Ohio to a 49-28 victory over Louisville in the GMAC Bowl on Thursday night before announcing his decision to leave school early for the NFL." - John Zenor, Associated Press.
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Congratulations to Ben!
Named AFC Offensive Player for the month of November!
He completed 97 of 157 passes for 1,188 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions for a quarterback rating of 100.5 in four games, leading his team to a 3-1 record.
*Thank you to fan contributor Anna Harkey for her rendition of "Pilgrim Ben"!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show
Ben will make regular weekly appearances on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan for the upcoming NFL season!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show will air Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook Show,, starting September 10th.
*You can also visit us at BR-7.com
Ben has NO personal social networking pages or accounts...
He does NOT have a personal Twitter account, a Facebook page, nor a Myspace page.
If you come across one, it's a fake!
But you can follow his website's Twitter feed and Facebook page to stay updated!
2014 Pro Bowl Voting
This season’s Pro Bowl is different. The stars are realigned. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans matchups they’ve never seen before. The game like you’ve never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl: Unconferenced.
The game will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on NFL Network.
You can read more on the specific changes to the game here.
“I want to take a second to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me and helped me get back to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. It is an awesome honor to be voted by my peers and coaches, but even more by the fans and that’s all of you! I wouldn’t have been able to go if it weren’t for all of your votes (no matter how many times you voted, haha). I also want to say thank you for all of you who voted for my teammates, it will be awesome to throw to 2 of my receivers!” – Ben, in his thank you to the fans for his selection to the 2012 Pro Bowl.
You can vote for the Black & Gold as many times as you like, and you can get started here!
You can see photos from Ben's last Pro Bowl appearance in 2012 here.
2014 Lou Holtz HOF Dinner
Ben will be the guest speaker at the fundraising dinner which will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, Ohio. in Wintersville, Ohio.
Tickets are $110 per person which covers admission, the meal, commemorative gifts and a chance at prize drawings held during the event. Of that cost, $50 is tax deductible.
You can pre-order tickets by calling 330-386-5443. Tickets go on sale on January 16, 2014.
You can learn more about the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame here.
A phone call from Ben???
You bet!! Now you can send a personalized phone call (or E-Card) from Ben to a family member or friend for a special occasion!
AND for the month of December, you can enter to win an autographed Big Ben jersey!
Click on the image to enter the contest and for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come
November 6th: An 8-year old Make-A-Wish Hero
November 1st: Big Ben donates to Make-A-Wish
September 22nd: Making a wish come true and then some
July 25th: A great day on the course for a very good cause
July 9th: The 2nd Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
June 2nd: Roethlisberger makes impact off the field
April 14th: A Make-A-Wish day to remember
The Ben Roethlisberger FoundationCheck out the Foundation page!
Click on the image below for information on The Giving Back Fund:
If you would like to donate to Ben's Foundation:
Proud Sponsors of The 2013 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament
Apollo Jets, the premiere private jets and aircraft charter company:
Summit Golf Brands – the company behind three of the golf industry’s leading brands:
EP Pro , Premier women’s golf sportswear company for over 18 years:
Fairway & Greene, luxury golf apparel and sportswear:
Zero Restriction, waterproof rainwear for golfers:
You can get info about the Tournament here.
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Rani Cochenour (Dec 19th)
Harry Dewar (Dec 19th)
Brian Gray (Dec 19th)
Kyle Kovacs (Dec 19th)
Chris Lybarger (Dec 19th)
Joshua Mathiot (Dec 19th)
Holly Stene (Dec 19th)
Steeler Bean (Dec 20th)
Alexis Biggs (Dec 20th)
Diane Cole (Dec 20th)
Emmie Kersh (Dec 20th)
Faith Merricks (Dec 20th)
Audrie Perez (Dec 20th)
Andre Pruden (Dec 20th)
Tracy Pruden (Dec 20th)
Amanda Brown (Dec 21st)
Calvin Critchley (Dec 21st)
Karen Edenfield (Dec 21st)
Kenia Hernandez (Dec 21st)
Cindy Morrison (Dec 21st)
Lisa Slavick (Dec 21st)
Emily Cooper (Dec 22nd)
Kelly Frank (Dec 22nd)
Jim Mathiot (Dec 22nd)
Vinny Mihalik (Dec 22nd)
Sherry Boehm (Dec 23rd)
Dan Boring (Dec 23rd)
Jeremy Dreyer (Dec 23rd)
Karen Galanowsky (Dec 23rd)
Raul Hernandez (Dec 23rd)
Tiffani Jardina (Dec 23rd)
Shelby Martell (Dec 23rd)
Jackie Lee Ray (Dec 23rd)
Adam Taylor (Dec 23rd)
Gus Tsigaras (Dec 23rd)
John Vassilaros (Dec 23rd)
Alex Hertges (Dec 24th)
Darla Jobkar (Dec 24th)
Steven Landa (Dec 24th)
William Pasavant, IV (Dec 24th)
Mia Pinon (Dec 24th)
Bud Anderson (Dec 25th)
Curt Calkins (Dec 25th)
Jasmine Chianne (Dec 25th)
Jack Wiles (Dec 25th)
Anna Wilson (Dec 25th)
Kerry Dreyer (Dec 26th)
Leo Hegner (Dec 26th)
Korrea Lewis (Dec 26th)
Rick Kennedy (Dec 26th)
Yeannette M. Mendoza (Dec 26th)
Ellie Prichard (Dec 26th)
Alex Stetz (Dec 26th)
Logan Treiber (Dec 26th)
Julie Trygar (Dec 26th)
Joan Vetalice (Dec 26th)
Joe Wernicki (Dec 26th)
Max Wiese (Dec 26th)
Sam Wiese (Dec 26th)
Jason Ahaus (Dec 27th)
Stacey Ent (Dec 27th)
Lisa Jardina (Dec 27th)
Nate Maransky (Dec 27th)
Marilyn McClellan (Dec 27th)
Denny Sherrill (Dec 27th)
Renee Duty (Dec 28th)
Ruth Hurst (Dec 28th)
Luke Manny (Dec 28th)
Troy McNabb (Dec 28th)
John Myers (Dec 28th)
Brooke Stetz (Dec 28th)
K.J. Watson (Dec 28th)
Jackie Way (Dec 28th)
Christian Bordeaux (Dec 29th)
Carter Lutz (Dec 29th)
Amanda Mejia (Dec 29th)
Taylor Moore (Dec 29th)
Barbara Tester (Dec 29th)
Nevaeh Evans (Dec 30th)
Melissa Galati (Dec 30th)
Taylor Moore (Dec 30th)
Alex Pollack (Dec 30th)
Michele Smolin (Dec 30th)
Margaret Wolfe (Dec 30th)
Mike Wray (Dec 30th)
Levi Fetty (Dec 31st)
Ellen Fogle (Dec 31st)
Kevin Franklin (Dec 31st)
Marsha Kvacky (Dec 31st)
Riley Martin (Dec 31st)
Karen Mazza-Carnell (Dec 31st)
Lynne McKenney (Dec 31st)
Bruce Mullins (Dec 31st)
Ed Poder (Dec 31st)
Judy Prasinos (Dec 31st)
Morgan Smith (Dec 31st)
John Thomasson (Dec 31st)
Would you like BigBen7 to post a birthday wish for you or someone else? Just email me with the name, and the birth month and day! Birthdays are posted on Fridays for the coming week.
NOTE: Birthday greeting requests must be sent before the birthday month starts and prior to the posting of the new week's list. Otherwise, they will be put on the calendar for the next year.
All fans on the Birthday Wishes list are eligible to win one of Ben's game-used autographed cleats, courtesy of Ben himself!
(Garrett Cagle was Ben's February, 2011 winner)
A birthday winner's name will be drawn and notified at the end of each month in which their birthday was recognized.
*Congratulations to Al Boyd! He was our Birthday Wishes winner for November!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
King Street Sports BarIf you are visiting or vacationing in South Carolina....
Stop by King Street Grille with locations in Charleston, Kiawah Island, James Island, Mt. Pleasant and Myrtle Beach!
"Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is part owner of the Charleston-based chain that is decked out in full Steelers theme. However, King Street Grille doesn't play favorites, it's a sports bar where all sports fans and fanatics are welcomed.
"If you're looking to catch up on sports highlights or catch a game, then this is the spot." -- Sun News Restaurant Review, July 29, 2010.
Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
A portion of the proceeds donated to The Ronald McDonald House. For home purchase and fundraisers!
Ben on the Cover
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