Legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll passed away on Friday evening at the age of 82.
Noll, the Hall of Fame coach, took the moribund franchise from the basement to the penthouse, winning four Super Bowls in the 1970s with quarterback Terry Bradshaw, fullback Franco Harris and the famed “Steel Curtain” defense. But Noll often eschewed the spotlight, and was the perfect coach for the blue-collar city.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Noll was pronounced dead at around 9:55 PM ET after his wife, Marianne, found him unresponsive 10 minutes earlier and called paramedics. Noll reportedly was being treated for an undisclosed illness.
“Chuck Noll is the best thing to happen to the Rooneys since they got on the boat in Ireland,” Art Rooney Jr., the oldest son of Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., once said, according to the
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