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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of six individuals inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday night in Ohio. Roethlisberger played there from 2001-2003, and just earned his degree from the school last May. While at Miami, he threw for 10,829 yards and 80 TDs in three years, and in addition to his current HOF status, he's also only the third athlete in Miami football history to have his jersey number retired, joining John Pont and Bob Hitchens. “It’s an awesome honor,” Roethlisberger said, via the Steelers official website. “Everything I was able to accomplish there, with graduation, having my jersey retired and now the last thing is to go into the Hall of Fame. It’s a neat, awesome honor. “I am really proud to have graduated. But to be in the Hall of Fame with the people there, it’s a super year. I think it speaks highly of Miami as a university to honor me after I have graduated. It speaks on how important they think academics are.” Ben's former coach, the late Terry Hoeppner, was also inducted along with him. Hoeppner died of brain cancer in 2007. "To be able to do it with Coach Hoeppner, which is one of the main reasons why I went to Miami, is really special,” said Roethlisberger. “I don’t know if I would want it any other way. The only thing that would be better is if he would have been there. I know he will be there in spirit, but to be there in body and go in together would have really been special."   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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