Roethlisberger Graduates College

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has graduated from Miami University in southwest Ohio, about nine years after leaving for the NFL.

The university says the 30-year-old Roethlisberger received his bachelor’s degree in education and joined nearly 600 students during Sunday’s commencement at the campus in Oxford. His wife, parents and grandmother attended.

Roethlisberger, who’s led the Steelers to two Super Bowl titles, played football for Miami from 2001 to 2003 and set several school passing records. An associate dean says the quarterback was four courses short of graduation when he jumped to the NFL. He completed those courses over several years and finished this spring.

Roethlisberger says he felt it was important to finish his classes to illustrate the value of getting an education.

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3 Comments on "Roethlisberger Graduates College"

  1. SBSteelers | May 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply

    9 years is a long time before finishing a degree. It seems Miami may have bent their rules a bit by allowing him to finish. Anyway, kudos to Big Ben for finishing what he started regardless of how it happened.

  2. Nice of Ben getting in the off season news with some positive press for a change. Either way congrats to Ben, a college degree is still a great achievement.

  3. Jeff - Sterling, MA | May 7, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply

    Good Job Ben! Now it’s time to enjoy your new O line and get it done this year against a pretty tough schedule! Speaking of schedules, has anybody looked at the fact for the 2nd time coming off a SB appearance, the Patriots have a ridiculously easy schedule. They have the bye right in the middle and any good teams they play like SF and Houston they get at home. It’s obvious the relationship between Krafty Bob and Goodell has gotten out of hand!

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