(Faithwire) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger officially announced Thursday his NFL retirement in a video posted to social media, offering gratitude “first and foremost” to God.
“First and foremost, I need to thank the Lord for all the many blessings he’s bestowed on me,” Roethlisberger said, as he journeyed through the many ways he’s grateful for his past nearly two decades with the Steelers.
He again mentioned God as the video progressed, expressing thanks for his career and for the protection and people he encountered along the way.
“Football has been a gift, and I thank God for allowing me to play it,” he said. “Surrounding me with great people and protecting me through until the end with love and honor.”