He was the captain of his baseball, basketball, and football teams at Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio.
He won his second Super Bowl title after the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
He was raised alongside his sister Carlee. He married physician's assistant Ashley Harlan in July 2011 and had his first child, Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Jr., in November 2012. Their first daughter, Baylee, came two years later and their second son, Bodie, came in 2016.
He was longtime teammates with wide receiver Antonio Brown on the Steelers.