Student athletes who wish to pursue a career in football may benefit from enrolling in a school that offers a successful sports program. Miami University in Ohio boasts such famous athletic alumni as Ben Roethslisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to the Courier, Roethslisberger was the starting quarterback during his time at the university, despite having only a single year of experience as a high school quarterback. He holds every major passing record at Miami, and a number of records in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
As a freshman, Roethslisberger threw more than 3,100 yards. By 2003, the athlete led his team to an unbeaten conference record.
The school's website reports that in 2007, he became the third athlete in the history of the university to have his jersey retired. The next year, it was announced that Roethslisberger had signed an eight-year $102 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the NFL.
Throughout his career, he earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004 and became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history. He currently ranks eighth all-time in NFL passer rating, fifth in yards per attempt and 12th in completion percentage.
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