Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of six individuals to be inducted into the Miami University of Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Roethlisberger\’s former coach, the late Terry Hoeppner, was also one of the other five inductees.
The six members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2012-13 were honored during the men\’s basketball game versus Akron on Saturday and the induction dinner was scheduled for Saturday night.
Roethlisberger graduated last May but finished his football career at Miami in 2004 owning every major passing record in school history. He continues to hold several records still today. Passing for more than 200 yards in all 14 games during the 2003 season, Roethlisberger also owns NCAA records for most games in a season, gaining 200 or more passing yards and consecutive games with at least 200 passing yards.
The Steelers quarterback was a Third-Team Associated Press All-American in 2003 and Freshman All-American in 2001, he was twice named Miami\’s Male Co- Athlete of the Year (2000-01 and 2003-04) while being named MAC Freshman of the Year (2001) and MAC Offensive Player of the Year (2003). According to prior school press releases, Roethlisberger was also a three-time All- MAC selection, earning first-team honors in 2003 and second-team recognition in 2001 and 2002.
A three-year letterwinner, Roethlisberger forewent his final season of eligibility to enter the 2004 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Steelers with the 11th overall selection. By doing so he became the highest draft pick in the history of the school.
Miami retired Roethlisberger\’s No. 7 jersey in 2007.