Charlie Batch

Team Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
Position Quarterback
Born Dec 5, 1974
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 2002 - present
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 1998 - 2001

The Detroit Lions drafted Charles Batch, a quarterback, in the second round of the 1998 draft. He was the 60th overall pick. Batch played for Detroit Lions team from 1998 to 2001, often as a starter. In 2001 he was injured late in the season and released by the Lions during the off-season.

In four seasons with Detroit, Charlie played in 48 games, passing for over 9,000 yards, 49 touchdowns and over 700 receptions. During that time, he was sacked 147 times and fumbled 18 times, losing 10.

In 2002, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered him a contract as a backup quarterback. He saw no action that season and his contract was renewed in 2003. He was designated as the Steelers’ second-string quarterback in 2005. Batch saw action as a backup and starter for Pittsburgh in 2003 and from 2005 to 2007.

As a Steeler athlete, Batch has proven to be a solid backup. In 2006, he played in eight games earning a quarterback rating of 121.0 and completing 58.5% of his throws. He threw for five touchdowns and gave up no interceptions.

Batch is a tough competitor and a solid performer. He was a member of the Super Bowl XL Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Seattle Seahawks 21- 10. As a community leader, he received the first Jerome Bettis Award for Humanity and Community Service for his efforts to help children through youth sports in his hometown of Homestead, PA.

In his entire career till date, Batch received awards like First team All-MAC award in 1995, All-Iron Award in 2000 and the Super Bowl championship twice which include XL and XLIII.

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