Watch CBS News

Big Ben Receives Sniper Training From Navy SEAL

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - When you hear the name Ben Roethlisberger, you probably think of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

However, he's also a golfer, he has hit a few baseballs with the Pirates at practice, and there was even a calf named after him at a farm in Loretto.

He's also an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Now, Big Ben can add reality TV star to his list of accomplishments.

He and his father, Ken, are being featured on an episode of "Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski," which airs on the Outdoor Channel. The pair got some long-range shooting training from a former Navy Seal.

Big Ben Goes Deep

Ben Roethlisberger, his father Ken and Mike Get long range training from Former SEAL Clayton Hergert in west Texas. Please like and share with all your friends. WHO thinks they can make that shot? Leave us a comment.

Posted by Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski on Monday, March 14, 2016

"Being, like, the bad dude that's a, you know, a sniper that can shoot someone from a mile away is kind of pretty cool," says Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger and his father aimed at 8-inch plates that were 630 yards away. Their first attempts at target practice didn't go so well, but they eventually got the hang of it.

As it turns out, Roethlisberger has loved hunting for quite some time. According to the company Ramcat Broadheads, which makes high-tech archery hunting equipment, Big Ben even has a bucket list of animals he'd love to hunt.

They also say Roethlisberger loves archery, and now considers it to be his favorite hunting method.

Of course, Ben Roethlisberger isn't the only Steelers player who loves the great outdoors.

Former teammate Brett Keisel often sets up charity fishing trips with fans and patients from Children's Hospital, so they'll have an experience they'll never forget.

Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.