Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger To Be Inducted Into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame

May 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass the ball during organized team activities at the Steelers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't the only member of the Steelers put into his collegiate alma mater's athletic Hall of Fame.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will be induced into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame next winter, the school confrmed last week.

Perhaps the timing of this was due to Roethlisberger's recent graduation from Miami. Also being inducted posthumously is his coach, Terry Hoeppner.

Hoepper and Roethlisberger led the RedHawks to a program-best 13-1 mark, including an undefeated mark in MAC play. Roethlisberger was named conference MVP, and went on to become the 11th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Hoeppner parlayed the success he had at Miami to the head coaching gig at Indiana University. He coached there from 2004-06, and shortly after announcing he would go on medical leave for the 2007 season, he died of brain cancer.

Roethlisberger threw for 10,829 yards and 80 touchdowns in 38 games as a starter for the RedHawks. His No. 7 was retired in 2007.


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