Here's the word from Hershey:
At Findlay High School, Rothlisberger was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. He did not play quarterback until his senior year, giving way to the coach's son, Ryan Hite. Instead, Roethlisberger played wide receiver because as Coach Cliff Hite explained to the Toledo Blade, "My son throwing to Ben was a better combination" He said the reason for passing over Ben as the QB could be simply explained: "I'm a nationally known knucklehead."At the same time, Ryan Hite was a talented athlete, too. As far as knuckleheads go, it's a serviceable word for the Browns front office, which didn't see the point of drafting Big Ben.