(WTRF) After 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, ‘Big’ Ben Roethlisberger has officially retired.

Ben Roethlisberger made it official Thursday morning via a video message on social media.

The tweet said “A message from Ben: @Steelers @steelers #NFL #SteelersNation #ThankYou #HereWeGo #LoveAndHonor

“I don’t know how to put into words what the game of football has meant to me and what a blessing it has been, but I know with confidence I have given my all to the game, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for what it has given me.”

Roethlisberger, a quarterback, was the 11th overall pick in the 2004 draft and won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award in his first season, won two Super Bowl rings and was a six-time Pro Bowler.

Roethlisberger finishes fifth all-time in passing yards (64,088) and completions (5,440) and eighth in touchdowns (418)