Wednesday was a busy day for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the former Miami (Oh.) Redhawk was inducted this evening into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel after taking part in the team’s OTA practice earlier in the day.
— #MACtion (@MACSports) May 27, 2015
Roethlisberger was one of five people inducted Wednesday evening as Casey Cunningham (Central Michigan, wrestling), Bob Parks (Eastern Michigan, men’s cross country, men’s track and field), Gary Pinkel (Toledo/Kent State, football) and George Dales (Western Michigan, men’s cross country, men’s track and field) were also recognized by the MAC for their accomplishments.
During his college career, Roethlisberger completed 854-of-1,304 pass attempts for 10,829 yards and 84 touchdowns. During his junior season he threw for 4,486 yards and 37 touchdowns, leading Miami to 12-consecutive wins, including a Mid-American Conference Championship and GMAC Bowl victory.
This past April, Roethlisberger, who had already had his jersey retired by Miami, also had a new practice field named after him by the school.
Roethlisberger is now the second member of the MAC Hall of Fame that has played for the Steelers as former linebacker Jack Lambert, who played his college ball at Kent State, was also inducted in 1988.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 28, 2015