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Steelers President Art Rooney II on Ben Roethlisberger’s Retirement: ‘We are Forever Grateful’

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Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has released a statement after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger officially announced his retirement on Thursday, thanking the quarterback for 18 successful seasons in Black and Gold.

“Ben was an integral part of our success since we drafted him in 2004 in the first round. He helped us win two Super Bowls during his career, and we are forever grateful for all the success he has helped bring to the organization the past 18 years. Ben will always be viewed as one of the all-time greats in our team history, and his determination, toughness and competitiveness will be remembered by everyone in the organization as well as Steeler Nation throughout the world.”

“I wish he and Ashley and their children all the best in retirement.”

Roethlisberger announced his retirement after 18 seasons today with a video from his social media.

Roethlisberger retires as a two-time Super Bowl champion, a six-time Pro Bowler, and a two-time NFL passing yards leader. He holds over a dozen NFL records and is the all-time Steelers leader in nearly every quarterback category. He has also played the most games and seasons of any player in team history.

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