Steelers starting strong safety Troy Polamalu was drafted in 2003. A year later, Ben Roethlisberger followed in his footsteps when he was drafted in the first round by the Steelers.
Since then the two men have helped their team win two Super Bowls and appear in another, but Roethlisberger, it seems, remains fated to follow in Polamalu’s footsteps.
Last spring Troy Polamalu provided one of the league’snon-lockout headlines when he finished his degree from USC.
Its 2012 and there’s no lockout, but Ben Roethlisberger isdoing the same, having graduated from Miami Ohio with a degree in physical education.
Both men are multi-millionaires and if they’ve managed their money wisely, they’ll be set for life.
But in finishing their degrees, they’re sending an important message to everyone: Football is temporary, education is for ever.
Congratulations to Ben Roethlisberger.