Know About Ben Roethlisberger; Age, Wife, Kids, Stats, Contract, Salary

Published Date: 27 Aug, 2019 Updated date: 19 Feb, 2021 By Celebs Podium

After knowing and dating and each other for more than five years, Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley Harlan decided to get married. The couple is now the parents of three kids and his wife also takes the credit of his successful career so far.

Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at Miami University from 2001 to 2003.

Ben Roethlisberger Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. was born on 2nd March 1982 to parents Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger and Ida Jane Foust.

His father played as a pitcher and quarterback at Georgia Tech University. He grew up along with a brother Bob and a younger sister named Carlee Roethlisberger in Lima, Ohio, and later moved to Findlay.

Roethlisberger pursued his high school education at Findlay High School. He then went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and began his college football.

He graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Education at the age of 30 in 2012. His listed height is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters), and he weighs 240 lbs (109 kg).

His Career; NFL, Stats

Ben played college quarterback at Miami University for three seasons from 2001 to 2003. He was selected 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In his season debut against the Baltimore Ravens, Roethlisberger completed 12 of 20 passes for 176-yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Roethlisberger won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2004 and his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007. He ranks 6th all-time in NFL career passing yards, 9th all-time in passer rating (94.0), tied for 6th in yards per attempt (7.93).

Moreover, he tied for 10th in completion percentage (63.85%) among quarterbacks with a minimum of 1,500 career attempts.

Ben is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have beaten at least 31 of the current NFL teams so far.

Contract & Net Worth

Initially, Ben signed a six-year contract with $22.26 million in salaries and bonuses with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.  It includes an additional $17.73 million available as incentives.

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Recently, he penned a 2 year, $68,000,000 contract with the Steelers in April 2019. It includes a $37,500,000 signing bonus, $37,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $34,000,000. Roethlisberger will earn a base salary of $2,500,000, a signing bonus of $37,500,000 and a roster bonus of $5,000,000 in 2019.

Share Three Kids With Wife

Ben, aged 38, currently shares a marital relationship with his wife, Ashley Harlan. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on 23 June 2011 at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Ohio Township, Pennsylvania.

They first met in 2005 after her Steelers fan brother walked right up to the athlete and introduced himself. Ben then met his sister and asked her out. Afterward, they dated on and off for nearly six years before deciding to get married. His wife Ashley, aged 35, is a physician assistant from New Castle, Pennsylvania.

She was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania as the daughter of parents David Harlan and Jeannie Harlan. Moreover, her family consists of two brothers named Brandon and Brent Harlan.


Ben Roethlisberger shares a picture with his wife Ashley Harlan and their kids in July 2019 (Picture: Ben’s Facebook)

They are now the parents of three kids. Their first child, a son named Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Jr., was born on 21 November 2012.

Moreover, they welcomed a daughter, Baylee Marie Roethlisberger was born on 19 March 2014. Their third child, a son named Bodie Hunter Roethlisberger, was born on 26 May 2016.

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Some Interesting Facts About Ben Roethlisberger

  • Ben’s father and mother were divorced in 1984. His father runs the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which supports police and fire departments nationwide, emphasizing service dogs.
  • He is Swiss-German, German, English, distant Dutch, and French descent from his parents’ side.
  • His mother passed away from a car accident when he was eight years old. He has a tattoo of the Chinese symbol for “mother” on his chest.
  • His younger sister, Carlee, played women’s basketball for the University of Oklahoma.
  • Roethlisberger is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to beat at least 31 of the current NFL teams.
  • His wife Ashley played basketball, softball, and volleyball while at high school.
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