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Ben Roethlisberger Is Ready to ‘Expand God’s Kingdom’

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Ben Roethlisberger Is Ready to ‘Expand God’s Kingdom’

By Movieguide® Staff

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger addressed the media after his team’s final game of the season, sharing that he is ready for what God will do in the next chapter of his life. 

In the AFC’s wildcard playoff game on Jan 16, the Kansas City Chiefs took down the Steelers.  

While Roethlisberger did not confirm his retirement, he said he wanted to focus on leading his family. 

“I’m going to do everything I can to be the best husband and father I can be and try to expand God’s kingdom,” Roethlisberger said. 

Despite the loss, the pro-bowl QB thanked God for the blessing of a successful career in the NFL. 

“It’s tough. I’m proud to have played with these guys,” he said. “God has blessed me with an ability to throw a football and has blessed me to play in the greatest city, Pittsburgh, with the greatest fans and the greatest football team and players, and it’s just been truly a blessing and I’m so thankful to him for the opportunity that he’s given me.”

“I’ve been here a long time, and it’s been a lot of fun,” he added. “Like I said, God has blessed me … It was meant to be that I was going to wear black and gold. Draft day I had a black suit on with a gold tie. I’m just so thankful.” 

However, Roethlisberger said he is looking forward to enjoying more time as a husband and a father.   

“I am excited. Just because I get to go home tonight. I assume we’re going to make it out and get home. We’ve got snow and so the kids are already playing and tubing and doing sledding and stuff. So being a husband and father, you never take a day off,” he said. “You got to keep going. And so, as we move from one chapter to the next, it’s going to be different, but it’s going to be fun. It’s going to be a new challenge, and I’m looking forward to it.” 

Roethlisberger thanked family, fans, and teammates on Jan 3 after what many believe was his last home game for the Steelers. 

Movieguide® previously reported:

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, known as “Big Ben” by fans, took an emotional victory lap after what could be the final home game of his career.

Roethlisberger thanked his family and fans and also pointed to God for his success over the past 18 seasons in the NFL.

“I’m just so thankful for the fans, my family, obviously,” he said after defeating the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. “The good Lord has blessed me in so many ways. We still got another game and I’ll be excited and ready to go for that, but this is just an awesome place.”