Ben Roethlisberger became the youngest ever quarter-back, at 23, to play in a winning Super Bowl team when he guided Pittsburgh Steelers to a 21-10 victory over Seattle Seahawks, personally scoring a crucial touchdown at an important point of the match.  It was the Steelers’ first Super Bowl victory in over 25 years and meant they tied Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco ‘49ers as record five-times winners. 
With the size of a linebacker and the mobility of a tailback, this excellent field leader has drawn comparisons to former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly for his ability to remain cool under pressure and strike from anywhere on the field.
Roethlisberger led the Steelers on an improbable run during the winter, winning three straight games on the road to put the team into the Super Bowl.  The Steelers began the postseason as the sixth seed in the AFC.  Since the NFL's current playoff format began, no sixth seed had previously even made it to a conference championship game, let alone the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl run began on January 8 as Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a playoff win over Cincinnati Bengals, which was followed with a memorable 21-18 victory over Indianapolis Colts, the NFL's top team throughout the season.  Roethlisberger threw for 197 yards and made a game-saving tackle on Indianapolis defensive back Nick Harper with under two minutes to play.  On January 22 in Denver, the Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17 to reach the Super Bowl, Roethlisberger completing 21 of 29 passes for 275 yards. He threw for two touchdowns and scored one himself.

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