Ben Roethlisberger makes retirement official


It’s official, Ben Roethlisberger is retiring.

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The starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the past 18 seasons made the announcement in a video posted to his Twitter account.

“I retire from football a truly grateful man,” Roethlisberger said thanking God, his family, friends, the Steelers organization and Steeler Nation.

WATCH: His official retirement video

Roethlisberger won two Super Bowl championships and played in a third.

Roethlisberger has a 165-81-1 record, a franchise record for a quarterback and his .670 winning percentage is the sixth-highest in NFL History.

He is also a six-time Pro Bowler, nine-time Top 100 NFL selection, 18-time Offensive Player of the Week, AFC-Player of the month in November 2013, 2004 Offensive Rookie of the Year and many more accolades.

Over his career, Roethlisberger threw 418 touchdowns for 64,088 yards completing 5,440 passes over 8,443 attempts.

Roethlisberger played in 249 total games in the regular season, starting all but two of them.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame sent out a tweet on Thursday announcing he'll be eligible for Canton in 2027.