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Ken Roethlisberger

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Quarterback and Pitcher

Yellow Jackets

Employment History


  • OSU
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Big Ben News :: Articles :: Roethlisberger's two moms remain close to his heart, 25 Jan 2006 [cached]
Roethlisberger's two moms remain close to his heart
DAYTON, Ohio -- She said the first time she saw it was soon after he'd left Findlay High for Miami University.
So was Ken Roethlisberger, Ben's dad, who went on to Georgia Tech as both a quarterback and pitcher for the Yellow Jackets.
Ida and Ken eventually married and had Ben.
But when their boy was about 2, Ida moved to Lima, the couple divorced and Ken got sole custody.
While Ken raised Ben on his own, twice a month, Fran said, Ida would pick Ben up and he'd spend the weekend with her.
A few years after the divorce, Ken was playing a pick-up basketball game over the lunch hour at the Van Wert YMCA. That's where he fell for Brenda -- literally.
She was an athlete herself.
"Ken really stepped up and helped Ben through it in every way."
And through it all, Ken made sure Fran and Frank remained an active part of Ben's life.
The Fousts joined the Roethlisbergers -- Ken and Brenda, their 16 year-old-daughter, Carlee, and other family members -- for the Browns game in Pittsburgh.
Big Ben News :: Articles ::Flying High - Yet Grounded, 18 Dec 2003 [cached]
Ken Roethlisberger, manager of an oil-filter production plant in the family's hometown of Findlay, is nothing if not grounded. He and his wife, Brenda, will have their daughter, Carlee, a freshman at Findlay High School, back in school by 11 a.m. Friday so she can play in a basketball game that night.
Ken Roethlisberger didn't blink when Ohio State offered a scholarship to Ben four years ago.
Ken Roethlisberger heard a lot.
"But that wasn't in my thought process," he said.
Roethlisberger, who will have one more year of eligibility remaining, has not said he is coming out. He says only that his eye is on the prize: a 13th straight victory (Miami already has the longest active streak of any Division I-A school) in the RedHawks' first bowl appearance in 17 years.
'A perfect fit'
An amazing amount of serendipity had to happen for Roethlisberger to wind up at Miami and in the capable hands of coach Terry Hoeppner.
Roethlisberger has added an inch and about 50 pounds since enrolling at Miami four years ago.
But when Ohio State entered the picture, word on the street was that Roethlisberger was going to OSU.
Roethlisberger signed with Miami and sat out his first year as a redshirt.
Cooper asked Hoeppner, referring to Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger is the Mid-American Conference's 2003 Most Valuable Player. He was named third-team All-America after throwing for 4,110 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, both school single-season records.
He is one of 30 players in NCAA history to throw for more than 10,000 yards in his career. He and the 14th-ranked RedHawks are squarely in the national spotlight.
And, oh, did we mention something Ben's dad didn't? Ken Roethlisberger was a quarterback at Georgia Tech before a severe knee injury ended his career. He was selling $1 hot dogs at his daughter's basketball game Tuesday night to raise money for the program, and after the game he returned a reporter's phone call and answered questions until 11:45 p.m. Tuesday even though he had to be up at 5:30 a.m.
The Delphos Herald Inc. - Roethlisberger — it runs in the family, 6 Feb 2006 [cached]
Roethlisberger - it runs in the family
His father, Ken Roethlisberger, a 1974 Elida High School graduate, was a quarterback for the Bulldogs before playing at Georgia Tech.His grandfather played college basketball at Bowling Green State University.
"Our dad was 6-1 and Ken was about 6-2 or 6-3.
"When my son, Steve, was living in Sherwood, he lived two doors down from Ken's father.
"I never coached Ken but Steve was in elementary school when he graduated," Smith explained.
"Ken was Steve's hero; Steve wore No. 12 because that's the number Ken wore in any sport he played: football, basketball, baseball.He'd try to emulate Ken."
Ken and Brenda and my niece, Carly, are going to Detroit," he added.
"I don't get to talk to Ken much.
"Ken came from a great family and so does Ben.Ken was not only an all-around athlete but an all-around nice person and so is his son," Smith ended.
Ken, an engineer and former ..., 10 Aug 2009 [cached]
Ken, an engineer and former college quarterback and pitcher at Georgia Tech, by then had remarried, and Ben calls Brenda Roethlisberger "Mom."
People around Findlay pointed to Ken and Brenda's influence as crucial to Ben's success -- and that of his younger sister, Carlee, who now plays basketball at the University of Oklahoma.
His father, Ken, is running his foundation and is taking over the interviews of applicants for one of the quarterback's favorite endeavors, giving police departments money for police dogs.
The quarterback's off-season is dominated by golf. He has a home in a Greensboro, Ga., resort community called Reynolds Plantation that has five golf courses, and he spends time between there and various charitable causes, including charity basketball games in Findlay and Pittsburgh, not to mention the American Century Celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev., which he attended last month and where the alleged sexual assault occurred last summer.
Asked about the pains that come with his son's celebrity status -- he would not comment on the civil suit -- Ken Roethlisberger said it has its good side, too. Especially for a golfer.
His star power "gets him on some pretty good courses," Ken Roethlisberger said with a laugh. "So there's a benefit to it, there's definitely a benefit."
Still, the 27-year-old is adamant about protecting his privacy -- he would not be interviewed for this story and threatened to stop interviews at training camp last week when questions touched on the lawsuit. This sensitivity goes back years -- one of the reasons he didn't attend Ohio State University was because a recruiter from the football powerhouse mispronounced his Swiss surname.
In 2006, WPXI-TV sent a young reporter to his Washington's Landing townhouse to look into complaints from neighbors -- some large cars and SUVs do not fit into the garages at the development, and Mr. Roethlisberger and other Steelers were parking them on the narrow streets, to the annoyance of some. (Former players Plaxico Burress, Chad Scott, Marvel Smith and Duce Staley also lived in the community.)
When Mr. Roethlisberger does halftime autograph sessions at charity Steelers basketball games, he has to be placed behind the scorer's table so he is not overrun.
Big Ben News :: Articles :: Stainless - Ben Roethlisberger, 31 Jan 2005 [cached]
Ken Roethlisberger, a former quarterback and shortstop at Georgia Tech, and his wife, Brenda, live 45 minutes south of Toledo, in Findlay, Ohio. Their modest ranch home just off Main Street is filled with family portraits. A pie hutch and an upright piano take up most of the cozy living room. Their chocolate Labrador, Casey, is usually scratching at the backdoor, and Ben's basketball hoop still stands in the driveway. But life wasn't always this idyllic.
Ken and Ida Roethlisberger, Ben's mom, divorced when their son was 18 months old.
Ken got sole custody of the boy, with Ida getting Ben every other weekend.
Father and son lived on their own until Ken married Brenda, when Ben was four.
Through it all, Ken provided stability and routine for Ben.
In fact, says Brenda, Ken focused on his son as if they had only each other.
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