A quarterback. ThatÆs all the 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers needed to complementtheir running attack and punishing defense. á Enter Ben Roethlisberger, the Findlay, Ohio native and Miami of Ohio football star. á The 6'5", 241-pound quarterback fell to the 11thápick in the 2004 draft after seeing names such as Robert Gallery and Reggie Williams go ahead of him. The Chargers and Giants swapped Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, while the Browns had already signed Jeff Garcia in free agency. á Teams may have been skeptical about Roethlisberger due to his coming from the Mid-American Conference and playing schools such as Akron and Ohio. á However, Roethlisberger was an absolute freak of nature when it came to a kid his size who could maneuver in and out of the pocket as well as he could. It usua ...
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