“It’s an awesome honor with this franchise’s storied history and tradition here. It’s humbling, and I have to thank all the guys that have caught balls from me. It’s too many to name, I thank them along with the line.” — Ben

From John Dudley, Erie Times News today:

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined Terry Bradshaw Sunday as the only Steelers quarterbacks to throw for 27,000 career yards.

He surpassed the milestone on a 37-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace that withstood a replay review and gave the Steelers a 20-10 lead en route to a 27-10 win over the New York Jets at Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger has 27,099 passing yards. Bradshaw threw for 27,989 yards.

Roethlisberger also joins Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Matt Hasselbeck and Eli Manning as the only active players to reach 27,000 career yards.

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