Ben Roethlisberger molding nephew of former Steelers teammate into a QB prospect
Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Ben Roethlisberger has a role in helping the nephew of his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate learn how to play some quarterback.
When it comes to learning how to play quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger keeps it in the Pittsburgh Steelers family… sort of.
During Mike Pouncey’s retirement party at the Miami Dolphins’ facility, his twin brother and former Roethlisberger center Maurice Pouncey talked about how Big Ben was implicated in his nephew’s growing love of football. Although the Pouncey Twins have been a former star offensive lineman in the league for over a decade, the youngest Pouncey is learning to play quarterback.
“Mike does the travel football team. His son’s a star quarterback, man. He doesn’t play on the line, so he better be able to throw that football for sure. Big Ben told him – he taught him as soon as we retired, told him to put the quarter in the pocket. So This is his little tip to be able to cross the line.”
Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and the 15th-winningest quarterback in NFL history.
Ben Roethlisberger helps teach a former teammate’s nephew how to play QB
First of all, it’s great that the Pouncey Twins are looking for ways to give back to the community in regards to football in the state of Florida. Their names carry appeal not just regionally, but nationally. Having Big Ben so closely associated with one professionally is just an added bonus in all of this. The wealth of knowledge of these three men cannot be overstated. Good to give back.
With the three former superstars apparently enjoying their first few years of retirement, it seems like football will always be a part of their lives. Roethlisberger does his dad stuff these days, but he keeps up with the sport and talks about it on a regular basis on his podcast. Coaching may be in his future, but Roethlisberger’s next football career may be in the media, possibly as an analyst.
Overall, it’s great that the Pounceys are giving their son and nephew so much support for what it takes to be a quarterback. Of course nothing will be handed over to him. Keep in mind that Ohio State Roethlisberger was not recruited by Ohio State. He went on to be the greatest player in Miami Redhawks history. Pouncey’s nephew will need to develop some of Big Ben’s power.
Maybe one day the youngest Pouncey will play in the league his dad and uncle played in?