Remembering Dan Rooney, potential Pittsburgh Steelers breakout players, and more
This edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup is led by various stories about owner Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at the age of 84.
Known for his close relationship with his players and championing the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority head coaching candidate, Rooney served as the Steelers president from 1975-2012 and chairman from 2003 until his death. Rooney was also the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland from 2009-12.
Publications throughout Pittsburgh and across the country remembered Rooney’s legacy. You can read those pieces and more stories on the Steelers in today’s roundup.