Behind Sports with Charlie Batch – Former NFL Quarterback

Behind Sports with Charlie Batch - Former NFL Quarterback

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Charlie Batch, former NFL quarterback is a familiar name to NFL fans. A graduate of Eastern Michigan, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of 1998 NFL Draft. After being the starter for the Lions between 1998-2001, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002. It was kind of a homecoming for Batch, who grew up in nearby Homestead, PA. In 2005 Batch became the second Pittsburgh-area native to start for the team at quarterback since Terry Hanratty did it in 1969. Batch was always a fan favorite in Pittsburgh, making several starts over his career for the Steelers, he earned two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He started started a few games late in 2012 season, but in 2013 the Steelers announced they would not be bringing Batch back for 2013. Although Batch had not officially announced his retirement from the NFL, he took a job working for KDKA-TV becoming the Steelers pre-game studio analyst.

Batch is very active in the community, while a member of the Steelers he started . The goal is to provide financially challenged youth and their families with the purpose, desire, and resources to give their best efforts in all they do throughout their lives. In 2006, Batch was presented with the first Jerome Bettis Award for Humanity and Community Service for his work supporting children through his Best of the Batch Foundation and for efforts to upgrade local football fields and basketball courts for area kids. Education has always been very important to Batch. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Eastern Michigan he also completed programs at the Wharton Business School in 2009, Harvard Business School in 2010, and Kellogg School of Management in 2012, thanks in part to the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. Charlie takes a very active, hands-on role in Best of the Batch Foundation. He regularly visits schools in the Steel Valley District and around the Pittsburgh region to speak with students of all grades to show them he walks the talk

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