BIG BEN'S BIO
His family: Father, Ken, works at a company that makes auto parts. Stepmom, Brenda, is a substitute teacher and works at the YMCA. His sister, Carlee, is a sophomore at Findlay High School and plays volleyball and basketball.
His hometown: Findlay has about 39,000 residents and is home to Cooper Tire and Marathon Ashland Petroleum.
His playing days: In high school Roethlisberger played football, baseball and basketball, his first love. He didn't play quarterback until his senior year and became the state's top passer.