"Ben Roethlisberger" by Rudolph T. Heits November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"A keen student of the game in his eighth year as a pro, he had the experience and the ability to quickly size up on an opposing defense and locate an open receiver. He also had the arm to deliver strong, accurate passes." (p.1)

Based upon the context clues, the word "keen" means having or showing great mental penetration,

"Manning held the NFL single- season records for touchdown passes and for passer rating (a statistic that measures a quarterback's efficiency)" (p.3)

Based upon the context clues, the word"Statistic" means a fact or piece of data from a study.

"(A statistic that measures a quarterback's efficiency). During the 205 regular season, with Manning as the field general and a corps of talented receivers led by Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis had ripped through opposing defenses, putting up more points than all but one of the NFL's 32 teams." (p.3)

Based upon the context clues, the word "efficiency" means the state or quality of being on task

"Not surprisingly, this combination of explosive offense and stingy defense allowed Indianapolis to outscore opponents by an average of 12 points per game, the biggest margin in the NFL." (p.3)

Based upon the context clues, the word "stingy" means unwilling

"Pittsburgh's head coach Bill Cowher liked the conservative offensive scheme in the part because it didn't require his young quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, to do too much."(p.3)

Based upon the context clues, the word "conservative" means to save sumpthing from going away

"But Ben Roethlisberger has always been an exceptional calm person who never seem to lose his poise, not even in the midst of chaos on the gridiron." (p.10)

Based upon the context clues, the word "gridiron" means a field for football marked with regularly spaced parallel lines.

"Today, Ben-who was eight years old at the time of the tragedy-is reluctant to talk about his mother." (p.13)

Based upon the context clues, the word "reluctant" means Hesitant or disinclined.

" Ben also suspected that, at a huge football school like Ohio State, he might be treated as a cog in a machine rather than an individual." (p.17)

Based upon the context clues, the word "cog" means a wheel or bar with a series of projections

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