A couple of other former Notre Dame players logged stats in the game for the Packer as well.
Roethlisberger was knocked down in a collision with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Keion Adams while rolling right during a drill on the final day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before they return to Pittsburgh.
"To be back at Lambeau was a thrill and the ovation touched me", Rodgers said after the Packers' 51-34 preseason win over the Steelers. He also scored on a 10-yard run.More news: Tiger Woods 'excites' Jim Furyk ahead of Ryder Cup
"It happened so fast".
The 15th-year veteran has made four consecutive Pro Bowls despite missing some time.
The star pivot spoke to general manager Kevin Colbert and head trainer John Norwig before exiting the session. "I was on the sideline thinking, 'Do I want to go back into this game?' I was thinking of my family, my lifestyle when I get done with football, with all these injuries ... the brain is nothing to mess with", he said after that contest.
Roethlisberger is 36 years old, takes a lot of hits and hasn't played a full season since 2016. Conventional wisdom tells you Kizer is the front-runner, due in part because Brett Hundley would demand more on the trade market. The reception moved Rodgers to tears, then he got to work.