He was the third quarterback selected in the 1998 NFL draft, ahead of both Matt Hasselbeck and Brian Griese.
On Nov 13, 2005, he threw the pass caught by Hines Ward that put Ward ahead of John Stallworth as the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time passing receiver.
In 1995 he received the James M. "Bingo" Brown Award as EMU's Most Valuable Player.
Charlie finished his college career as Eastern Michigan's all time leader in total plays, yards, pass attempts, completions and touchdown passes.
In high school he lettered three times in football and twice in basketball.
He hosts an annual youth basketball league in Homestead called Project C.H.U.C.K.
After Ben Roethlisberger's highly publicized motorcycle accident on June 12, 2006, Charlie was the first Steelers' player to visit him in the hospital.
He was the first ever recipient of the Jerome Bettis Award for Humanity and Community Service.
He earned a Super Bowl ring as the Steelers back up quarterback in Super Bowl XL.
As a senior at Steel Valley High, he was named a "Fabulous 22" pick by the Pittsburgh Press.
Charlie has an organization called the Best of the Batch Foundation, which raises money for local youth and helps in upgrading community sports facilities in the Pittsburgh area, especially his home town of Homestead.
He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1998 NFL Entry Draft.
He was the Detroit Lions' starting quarterback from 1998 to 2001.
After being the number three quarterback for several years, on November 6, 2005 he started his first game for his hometown's Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 20-10.
Charlie played 12 games in his rookie year (1998).
Even without superstar Barry Sanders, who had retired at the end of the previous season, Charlie led the Lions to a playoff berth in his second NFL season.
He threw the first touchdown pass of the 2006 regular season.
He attended Eastern Michigan University.
He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
He attended Steel Valley high school in Homestead, Pa.
Charlie Batch is a quarterback in the National Football League.
Charlie Batch: Have a plan. If you don't, the rest of the world will leave you behind.
Charlie Batch: (on the roll of back-up quarterback) You know it could be Week 1, it could be Week 10, it may not happen at all during the course of the year. It's just a matter at that point you just have to be ready.
Russ Firestone: (his high-school coach, on what Charlie means to the community) It's a great source of pride for us, not only to see what he's turned into as a football player but as a person.