First Career NFL Touchdowns Courtesy Of Ben Roethlisberger

During his Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was reminded that the touchdown scored Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings by rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was his first official catch in the NFL. After talking a little about the progress Smith-Schuster has made so far during his rookie season, Roethlisberger had this to say:

“I’d love at some point when I retire to look back at the list of all the guys that caught their first NFL touchdown from me. I think it would be a pretty cool list.”

Well, Roethlisberger doesn’t have to wait until he retires to look at that list as I think I have them all compiled for him thanks to some quick research on Pro Football Reference. Additionally, it probably won’t take Roethlisberger long to look at the list of names.

The list of players who have scored their first NFL career touchdown via a pass from Roethlisberger now includes 19 names as of Sunday. The list of those players is below and in the order that they happened.

In case you’re wondering why Antonio Brown isn’t on the list, his first NFL touchdown came via a kickoff return.

In case you’re curious, Smith-Schuster became the 41st different player that Roethlisberger has thrown a touchdown pass during his NFL career.

Let me know if you find any errors in this research.

First Career NFL Touchdowns Courtesy Of Ben Roethlisberger

PlayerYearDateOppResultQuarterDist
Verron Haynes200410/3/2004CINW 28-17211
Heath Miller20059/11/2005TENW 34-713
Santonio Holmes200611/19/2006@CLEW 24-20420
Matt Spaeth20079/9/2007@CLEW 34-735
Mike Wallace200910/11/2009@DETW 28-20347
Emmanuel Sanders201011/14/2010NWEL 26-3946
Issac Redman201011/21/2010OAKW 35-3416
David Johnson201110/9/2011TENW 38-1721
Weslye Saunders201111/27/2011@KANW 13-922
Will Johnson201210/28/2012WASW 27-1231
Derek Moye20139/16/2013@CINL 10-2021
Martavis Bryant201410/20/2014HOUW 30-23235
Markus Wheaton201410/26/2014INDW 51-34118
Jesse James201511/8/2015OAKW 38-3544
Eli Rogers20169/12/2016@WASW 38-1623
Xavier Grimble20169/18/2016CINW 24-16120
Sammie Coates201610/9/2016NYJW 31-13172
Cobi Hamilton201610/16/2016@MIAL 15-30423
JuJu Smith-Schuster20179/17/2017MINW 26-924